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INAUGURAL NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT HOSTED BY BLAKE SHELTON

04/05/2011

GARY LEVOX and the CPrime Team Take 1st Place
BLAKE SHELTON and the Starstruck Team Take 2nd Place
DAVE BUTZ and the Washington Redskins Team Take 3rd Place

CELEBRITY SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2011 IN LAS VEGAS
PART OF THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®

NASHVILLE, TN (April 4, 2011) – 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. 

Additional celebrity participants included:
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.

About NRA Country
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.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 46th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and was broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

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NRA COUNTRY:                                                                                     ACM:           
Cindy Heath/Monarch Publicity                                                                         Alicia Mohr/ PMK∙BNC
Ph: 615.429.2203/Cindy.Heath@MonarchPublicity.com                                     Ph: 310.854.4800/Alicia.Mohr@pmkbnc.com           


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