Blake Shelton to Host First-Ever NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot
Blake Shelton is set to host the first-ever National Rifle Association Country/Academy of Country Music Celebrity Shoot -- a star-studded team competition to take place on April 2, as part of the Week Vegas Goes Country.
More big names are set to be announced, and we're anxious to hear who they will snag, as the who's who in country music will be in Las Vegas for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards the following night. The Celebrity Shoot competition consists of 13-stations and 50-target sporting clays at Nellis Air Force Base, and as many as 26 teams will compete -- each with a celebrity captain.
"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," NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre says in a statement. "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."
The ACM's chief executive officer, Bob Romeo, also shared a few words on the partnership competition. "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," he says.
The Week Vegas Goes Country is an eventful week packed with events -- like this one -- that highlight the best in country music in different ways. In addition to the celeb shoot-off, Shelton will co-host the ACMs alongside Reba McEntire on Sunday, April 3.