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Although most of us only get to see the Sunday night award show on television, there’s a lot of other things going on during ACM Week in Las Vegas. This year, for the first time ever, the NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot was held. Blake Shelton got the honor of being the host for the event.
Other participants in the event were: Jessie Abbate, Lee Brice, Ayla Brown, Luke Bryan, Craig Campbell, Randy Couture, Sarah Darling, Due West, Matt Duff, Edens Edge, Brett Eldredge, Andy Griggs, Julie Ingram, Justin Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, Jake Owen, Sunny Sweeney, Josh Thompson, Storme Warren, Chuck Wicks and more.
NRA Country and the Academy of Country Music partnered for the first-ever NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, hosted by Blake Shelton. The sporting clays competition took place on Saturday, April 2, 2011 as part of the The Week Vegas Goes Country® – the week leading up to the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions that was broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011. Shelton also co-hosted the Awards alongside Reba last night.
The NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot was a 13-station, 50-target sporting clays competition for 19 teams of five shooters—including a celebrity captain—with prizes going to the top three teams. Rascal Flatts’ frontman Gary LeVox and the CPrime Team took first place; Shelton and the Starstruck Team took second; Dave Butz and the Washington Redskins Team took third. The event took place at Nellis Air Force Base.
NRA Country is a collaborative effort between the National Rifle Association and our friends in country music. It exemplifies a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere. This natural partnership celebrates shared values: patriotism, freedom, and pride in America. We celebrate these values with concerts and other events that benefit gun safety programs for kids, youth hunting and education programs, efforts to support our armed services, and other worthy causes. For more information and latest events, please visit: www.nracountry.com.
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