NRA Country and the Academy of Country Music today announced that the first-ever NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, hosted by Blake Shelton, will take 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 broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Shelton will also co-host the Awards alongside Reba.
The NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot is a 13-station, 50-target sporting clays competition for 20-26 teams of five shooters—including a celebrity captain—with prizes going to the top three teams. The event will take place at Nellis Air Force Base and will include other celebrity participants to be announced.
“Intertwined in America’s patriotic history is the rich love of country and a love for the outdoors and shooting sports. NRA Country is proud to continue this tradition at the inaugural NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot bringing together the biggest and brightest stars of country music,” said Wayne LaPierre, spokesperson for NRA Country and CEO of the NRA. “The common bond of pride, freedom and respect for the men and women of our armed forces who protect our American way of life is what inspires this event — one we are delighted to be part of.”
“Country music is a natural interest of many sportsman and outdoor enthusiasts, and the Academy is thrilled to partner with Blake and NRA Country on this event,” said Bob Romeo, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Country Music.