L to R: Chris Cox (NRA), Bob Romeo (ACM), Blake Shelton, Wayne LaPierre (NRA), Craig Morgan
Photo By: Ethan Miller/ Getty Images for ACM
NRA Country and the Academy of Country Music partnered for the Second Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, hosted by ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton. The sporting clays competition, emceed by Headline Country’s Storme Warren, took place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country – the week leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas TONIGHT at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Shelton will also co-host the Awards alongside Reba for the second consecutive year.
Lee Lakosky of Outdoor Channel’s “The Crush with Tiffany and Lee” took home a Wayne LaPierre Signature Edition Shotgun as the top celebrity shooter. Craig Morgan came in as top scoring country artist for the day. Team Rivette Refuge Preserve, led by celebrity captains Craig Morgan and ACM nominee Aaron Lewis, took the top Team designation with each member being awarded a collector’s edition Remington 1911 pistol inscribed with a one-of-a-kind NRA serial number for their win. Additional celebrity participants included: Lee Brice, two-time Super Bowl winning legend Dave Butz, Craig Campbell, Easton Corbin, Ira Dean, Edens Edge, The Band Perry’s Neil and Reid Perry, Cowboy Troy, Outdoor Channel personalities Matt Duff, Tiffany Lakosky, Nick Mundt and Laura Schara,plus TNA Impact Wrestling stars Jeff Hardy and James Storm.
The NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, presented by SoundGear by LaPierre, was a two course, 10 station, 40 target sporting clays competition for 20 teams of five shooters – including a celebrity captain – with prizes going to the top team and top celebrity shooter. The event took place at Desert Hills Shooting Club in Las Vegas and benefits Wounded Warrior Project, The Folds of Honor Foundation and the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs.