Blake Shelton will host the Second Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot on Saturday, March 31 as part of The Week Goes Country, the week leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Blake will also serve as co-host along side Reba McEntire when the ACM Awards air live from Vegas the next night, April 1, on CBS at 8/7 p.m. Central.
The NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, presented by SoundGear by LaPierre, is a two-course, 10-station, 40-target sporting clays competition for 20 teams of five shooters. Each team will be include a celebrity captain, with prizes going to the top team and top shooter. GAC’s Storme Warren will serve as emcee for the event.
“It’s great for NRA Country to be back and to continue our partnerships with the ACM and Blake for these righteous causes,” Wayne LaPierre of NRA Country said. ”The fun and spirited competition out there on the range accentuates the many common bonds shared by the country music community and the NRA including love of outdoors, devotion to country and sincere gratitude for the sacrifices of our brave men and women in uniform.”
“The Academy is thrilled to continue this partnership with Blake and NRA Country,” said Bob Romeo, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Country Music. “Many traditions and values are shared among the country music and outdoor enthusiast communities. Today we get to have a little fun together, while paying our respects to the men and women of our armed forces at the same time.”
Lee Brice, Craig Campbell, Cowboy Troy, Ira Dean, Edens Edge, Craig Morgan, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Outdoor Channel’s Lee & Tiffany Lakosky and Nick Mundt, TNA Impact Wrestling stars Jeff Hardy and James Storm, and more will participate in the shoot. The competition will support Wounded Warrior Project, The Folds of Honor Foundation and the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs.