Lee Greenwood Celebrates Memorial Day With Appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, Fox & Friends Summer Concert Series, The Intrepid Museum & Coca-Cola 600

LEE GREENWOOD TO CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WITH APPEARANCES ON THE GRAND OLE OPRY, THE INTREPID MUSEUM, FOX & FRIENDS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, AND THE COCA-COLA 600

Greenwood will pay tribute to veterans all week long, kicking off with country celebrations at the Opry, a fleet-week celebration in New York City and NASCAR at Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

Grammy-winning Artist Lee Greenwood is set to celebrate Memorial Day with a host of special appearances and performances from May 22 thru May 27.

On Tuesday, May 22 Greenwood will take part in a special “Salute The Troops” night at the Grand Ole Opry with two performances. The Tennessee National Guard Family Programs Organization and the USO will invite men and women of the U.S. military as well as spouses, children, and parents of soldiers serving overseas to walk on the red carpet into the Opry House for the evening’s shows as they salute the troops and the families they leave at home to serve the United States. The public is invited to be part of the honored families’ red carpet arrivals outside the Opry House beginning at 5:45 p.m., and the evening’s Opry performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Among the other artists scheduled to perform are Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, and more. To purchase tickets, click here.

During the Navy’s annual #fleetweek celebrations in New York City, Greenwood will perform for the The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s annual Salute to Freedom gala Thursday, May 24.

On Friday, Greenwood kicks off the Fox & Friends Summer Concert Series from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Intrepid from 6-9am ET (check your local listings for details).

Saturday May 26 Greenwood will perform at the Great American Beach Party in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit fortlauderdale.gov.

Wrapping up the Memorial Holiday weekend on May 27, Greenwood will perform “God Bless the U.S.A” at Charlotte Motor Speedway during NASCAR’S Coca-Cola 600. This year’s awe-inspiring pre-race salute to the troops also includes ground exhibitions and a 20-minute performance by the 82nd Airborne division that is sure to get fans on their feet prior to the race. To purchase tickets click here, or call 1-800-455-FANS(3267).

For more information on Lee Greenwood, visit his website at leegreenwood.com or to schedule an interview with him, please click here.

About Lee Greenwood:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hand,” “She’s Lyin,” “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin,” among others. His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also No. 1 on the pop charts after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children’s book called “Proud To Be An American,” which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and leegreenwood.com.

Festivities Fit for Champions Scheduled at MGM Grand During 2015 National Finals Rodeo

FESTIVITIES FIT FOR CHAMPIONS SCHEDULED AT MGM GRAND DURING
2015 WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

Enjoy Free Live Entertainment, Cowboy Appearances and More, Nightly at MGM Grand – ‘Home of the Champions’

 Saddle up and head to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to experience multiple activities fit for a champion. The resort, known as the “Home of the Champions,” has scheduled a variety of events for rodeo fans over the 10-day competition. MGM Grand will serve as the official hotel of the NFR Tie-Down Roping contestants and also will host more than 15 Wrangler NFR Gold Buckle-winning athletes, including 22-time World Champion cowboy Trevor Brazile. The full event schedule and special room and ticket packages are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting mgmgrand.com/NFR.

NEW Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone
The “Home of the Champions” will introduce a bigger and “grander” Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone for rodeo fans looking to experience the 2015 edition of the National Finals Rodeo. In its new location in the MGM Grand Conference Center, this year’s Gold Buckle Zone will provide a nightly party fans will not want to miss in a space that is even bigger than before. Activities include live feeds of the rodeo, fashion shows, dancing, a mechanical bull and an exciting lineup of live country music. Admission is complimentary so rope a partner (or two!) and prepare for a boot-stomping good time.

•    December 3:  Clay Walker
•    December 4:  Scotty McCreery
•    December 5 & 7:  Gloriana
•    December 6 & 8:  Blackberry Smoke
•    December 9:  The Davisson Brothers
•    December 10 & 11:  Craig Wayne Boyd
•    December 12:  Craig Morgan

Although the live music will end, the non-stop entertainment at the Gold Buckle Zone won’t! Dee Jay Silver’s Country Club After-Party presented by Roper will turn the Conference Center into a high-energy, late-night party zone nightly beginning at 11:30 p.m. Silver has previously toured with Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Rascal Flatts, among others.

2015 Home of the Champions Cowboys Autograph Sessions
MGM Grand is not only the official hotel of the Tie-Down Roping competitors, but it houses the most Gold Buckles under one roof. There are 20 athletes who comprise the elite Home of the Champions Cowboys roster including 22-time World Champion Trevor Brazile and reigning PRCA World Champions Kaycee Feild (Bareback Riding, 2011 – 2014) and Tuf Cooper (Tie Down Roping, 2011-2012 and 2014). Additional Home of the Champions cowboys include Sage Kimzey, Will Lowe, Bobby Mote, Cody Ohl, Stran Smith, Cody Teel, Mary Walker and rodeo legend and eight-time World Champion Fred Whitfield, among many others.

Meet all of the athletes when they stop by MGM Grand’s Main Lobby to sign autographs and meet fans. Autograph sessions are scheduled Friday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“Wrangler NFR Countdown Show” & Wrangler NFR Live Satellite Feed
MGM Grand will offer guests the opportunity to watch each NFR round live at the Wrangler Network Theater inside the Gold Buckle Zone beginning at 6:45 p.m. nightly. Fans in attendance will enjoy drink specials, door prizes and giveaways. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The Wrangler Network Theatre also will be the location of the “Wrangler NFR Countdown Show” hosted by 2008 World Champion Tie-Down Roper Stran Smith and his wife Jennifer, a TV journalist specializing in rodeo and a former Miss Rodeo America. The popular husband and wife duo will offer a behind-the-scenes perspective of the National Finals Rodeo as they analyze the nightly stock draw, predict round winners and interview rodeo legends, musical artists and more. The show will take place December 3 – 12 from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. nightly. 

Rodney Carrington
As part of his Here Comes The Truth tour, comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy routine at the David Copperfield Theater December 3 – 12 at 10 p.m. nightly. Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7777. 

Rodeo Week at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club
Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. During the National Finals Rodeo, the venue will feature country-themed comedians Steve McGrew, Sam Fedele, and Drew Thomas who will perform December 1 – 6. Garrett will perform with Cowboy Bill Martin and Quinn Patterson December 7 – 13. All shows are scheduled at 8 p.m. nightly. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Tickets priced at $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at (866) 740-7711 or (702) 891-7777. Prices are $59, $69 and $79 December 7 – 13 when Garrett is scheduled to perform.

Boot Barn Christmas Corral
New to MGM Grand’s National Finals Rodeo activities is the Boot Barn Christmas Corral.  The shopping experience will be located inside the Marquee Ballroom Thursday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The ballroom will feature more than 60 of the most popular rodeo brands including Wrangler, Cinch, Roper, Ariat, Justin, Resistol, Lucchese Boots, among others.  

2016 Miss Rodeo America Pageant
As the host hotel of the Miss Rodeo America Pageant, MGM Grand will be the location of the eight-day competition November 29 – December 6 that concludes with the crowning of the 2016 Miss Rodeo America. More than 25 contestants will compete for the coveted title with several appearances and activities including the RAM Cowgirl Kickoff Party, the Fashion Show Luncheon and the Miss Rodeo America Coronation, open to the public. For a full schedule, visit missrodeo.com/Pageant/pageant-information.html.

About MGM Grand
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star, restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas in addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit www.mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog

MIRANDA LAMBERT TO DUET WITH BLAKE SHELTON PLUS PERFORMANCES BY ELI YOUNG BAND AND RASCAL FLATTS

ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS

MIRANDA LAMBERT TO DUET WITH BLAKE SHELTON
PLUS PERFORMANCES BY ELI YOUNG BAND AND RASCAL FLATTS
ON “ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS,”
TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, MAY 20 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

MARCUS LUTTRELL, JOE MANTEGNA, CRAIG MORGAN,
NANCY O’DELL, & SHERYL UNDERWOOD ADDED AS PRESENTERS

Tickets on Sale NOW at Ticketmaster.com for Taping of CBS Television Network Special at the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, April 7, 2014

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced that Miranda Lambert will duet with Blake Shelton, plus Eli Young Band and Rascal Flatts have been added to the country superstar lineup for ACM PRESENTS:  AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces.  Additionally, Marcus Luttrell (Retired Navy SEAL), Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), Craig Morgan (United States Army Veteran/Country Music Artist), Nancy O’Dell (“Entertainment Tonight”), and Sheryl Underwood (“The Talk”) will present. The special, co-hosted by LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 

 

These artists join previously announced performers Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry.  The concert will honor the country’s remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity.  Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS:  AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.

 

ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

Tickets for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster, priced at $105, $155 and $205. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.  For more information, please log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.com or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Storm of Activities Roll Into The Mirage During 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

The Mirage
STORM OF ACTIVITIES ROLL INTO THE MIRAGE DURING 
2013 WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
 
Enjoy Free Live Entertainment, Beverage Specials and More Nightly at “’Rodeo Vegas’ – The Official NFR After-Party of the PRCA

 

Get ready to experience the biggest storm on The Strip as a whirlwind of activities roll into The Mirage Hotel & Casino during the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 5 – Saturday, Dec. 14.  The resort will host a variety of events over the 10-day competition while serving as the official hotel of the NFR Steer Wrestling contestants.

 

The Mirage also will be the home of the 10th annual “Rodeo Vegas,” the Official NFR After-Party of the PRCA, featuring free nightly live entertainment, drink specials and more.  To experience “The Storm” at The Mirage, book a room at one of the special rates available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visit www.mirage.com/NFR/.

 

“Rodeo Vegas”
Held in The Mirage Race & Sports Book, the 10th annual “Rodeo Vegas” event will provide a non-stop party for rodeo fans.  The Mirage booked some of the best artists in country music with all concerts scheduled to start at 10 p.m. nightly. Admission is complimentary.  The lineup is as follows:

 

Thursday, Dec. 5:  Dustin Lynch
Friday, Dec. 6:  Josh Thompson
Saturday, Dec. 7:  Casey Donahew Band
Sunday, Dec. 8:  Craig Morgan
Monday, Dec. 9 – Tuesday, Dec. 10:  Brit Stokes Band
Wednesday, Dec. 11:  Justin McBride
Thursday, Dec. 12:  Daryle Singletary
Friday, Dec. 13:  Jerrod Niemann
Saturday, Dec. 14:  Easton Corbin

 

Nightly WNFR Viewing at The Mirage Race & Sports Book

 

Don’t miss a second of the Wrangler NFR action as The Mirage Race & Sports Book offers free nightly live broadcasts on its larger-than-life 85’ Sony 4k Ultra-HD projector screens.  Join announcers Matt West and Brandon Bates as they host the events which will include giveaways and drink specials from Budweiser and Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, Herradura and Skyy Vodka, among others.

 

Team Mirage Cowboys
The Mirage is not only the official hotel of the Steer Wrestling competitors, but is also home to some of the top athletes competing at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Team Mirage cowboys include “Rodeo Vegas” founder and six-time NFR Steer Wrestling qualifier K.C. Jones, two-time Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion Taos Muncy and nine-time NFR Steer Wrestling qualifier Trevor Knowles, to name a few. Be sure to head to “Rodeo Vegas” nightly for the chance to meet, mix and mingle with all of the Team Mirage athletes.

 

Aces of Comedy Series presents Ron White
Best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” Ron White will perform in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage December 6 – 7 and December 13 – 14. Tickets are priced at $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes) and can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mirage.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.  Guests must be 16 years of age or older to attend. 

 

“Terry Fator’s Country Christmas” 
Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment presents “Country Christmas” featuring holiday-themed performances by Terry Fator with a country music twist. The “Country Christmas” stage will be transformed into the Fator Family’s “living room” in a journey featuring all of the show’s loveable puppets.  Terry and friends will celebrate the holidays with country versions of some of their favorite songs including “Winter Wonderland” and “Sleigh Ride.”  Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mirage.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

 

About The Mirage:
Ideally located, The Mirage is the place to stay and play.  From the iconic Volcano to the lush tropical pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other.  The resort features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; dynamic entertainment including The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment, Boyz II Men and the Aces of Comedy series; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Las Vegas (Opening Summer 2014); a luxurious spa and salon; and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).

Photos! 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

         

We had the honor  to cover the  47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! We would like to thank everyone for everything! All the stars that came out were super nice and were willing to get their pictures taken! I had the pleasure to talk to a few of the stars! You can see the interviews with the pictures! Vegas24seven would love to cover the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS next year!

 

Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, was broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The show was produced by dick clark productions and was hosted for the second consecutive year by Reba and Blake Shelton.

The 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Zac Brown Band, took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 1st, 2012. This live remote location gave country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there was  live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Zac Brown Band and other top-tier music acts. The ACM Fan Jam includes a profusion of entertainment, prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, including autographed guitars, trip packages to country music events and merchandise. The ACM Fan Jam continued after the Awards telecasts ended, with performances by Zac Brown and friends.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 47th 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 will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 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.

 

 

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RESULTS: NRA Country / ACM Celeb Shoot w/ Blake Shelton 3.31

SECOND ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT

HOSTED BY BLAKE SHELTON

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Aaron Lewis and Craig Morgan with Team Rivette Refuge Preserve – Top Team

Outdoor TV Star Lee Lakosky – Top Celebrity Shooter

CELEBRITY SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT EMCEED BY STORME WARREN AND PRESENTED BY SOUNDGEAR

HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 IN LAS VEGAS PART OF THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®

 

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 Sunday, April 1, 2012 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 in support of Wounded Warrior Project, The Folds of Honor Foundation and the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs.

 

About NRA Country
NRA Country is a celebration of American values.  Respect.  Honor.  Freedom.  It’s a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere.  It’s powered by pride, freedom, love of country, respect for the military, and the responsibilities of protecting the great American life.  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.  NRA Country will be involved in causes that defend our values and it will empower our artist friends who promote these values to encourage our next generation of leaders.  For more information and latest events, visit www.nracountry.com and follow NRA Country on twitter @nracountry2010.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th 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 will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 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.

hris Cox of NRA, Bob Romeo of ACM, Host Blake Shelton, Wayne LaPierre of NRA and Craig Morgan

 

Finalists Craig Morgan and Lee Lakosky (winner) with Blake Shelton

 

Reid and Neil Perry

NRA COUNTRY & ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC PARTNER FOR SECOND ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT HOSTED BY BLAKE SHELTON

NRA COUNTRY & ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
PARTNER FOR SECOND ANNUAL
NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT
HOSTED BY BLAKE SHELTON

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CELEBRITY SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT PRESENTED BY SOUNDGEAR BY LAPIERRE
AND EMCEED BY STORME WARREN

TO BE HELD SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 IN LAS VEGAS
PART OF THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®

 

NRA Country and the Academy of Country Music announced today the full lineup of celebrity participants for the second-annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, hosted by ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton. The sporting clays competition will take 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 Sunday, April 1, 2012 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.

The NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, presented by SoundGear by LaPierre and emceed by Headline Country’s Storme Warren, is 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 confirmed list of celebrity participants for the NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot includes:

Lee Brice, two-time Super Bowl winning legend Dave Butz, Craig Campbell, Easton Corbin, Ira Dean, Edens Edge, Aaron Lewis, Craig Morgan, Jake Owen, The Band Perry’s Neil and Reid Perry, Thomas Rhett, Cowboy Troy, Outdoor Channel personalities Matt Duff, Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Nick Mundt and Laura Schara, plus TNA Impact Wrestling stars Jeff Hardy and James Storm.

About NRA Country
NRA Country is a celebration of American values.  Respect.  Honor.  Freedom.  It’s a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere.  It’s powered by pride, freedom, love of country, respect for the military, and the responsibilities of protecting the great American life.  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.  NRA Country will be involved in causes that defend our values and it will empower our artist friends who promote these values to encourage our next generation of leaders.  For more information and latest events, visit www.nracountry.com and follow NRA Country on twitter @nracountry2010.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th 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 will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 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.

Fremont Street Experience Hosts the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown

 

Fremont Street Experience Hosts
the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown

Get Your Boot Scootin’ Boogie On at the Kick-off Party
for the National Finals Rodeo

 

Fremont Street Experience is calling all cowboys and country music fans to get their boot scootin’ boogie on at the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown — celebrating the return of the National Finals Rodeo – on Wednesday evening, Nov. 30.  The event begins at 6:10 p.m. and showcases popular country music entertainment with free live concerts on three stages.  All are invited to Dosey Doe downtown and enjoy the feel good country music acts under the neon lights of the Fremont Street Experience.
 
The 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown will have everyone two stepping with its entertainment lineup that includes top country music talents: Craig Morgan, Glen Templeton, Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice, LoCash Cowboys and Exile.
 
25th Annual Downtown Hoedown performance schedule:
 
·     6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.              Hunter Hayes on Main Street Stage
·     7:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.              Glen Templeton on 1st Street Stage
·     8:10 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.               Lee Brice on 3rd Street Stage
·     9:10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.            Craig Morgan on 1st Street Stage
·     10:40 p.m. – Midnight             LoCash Cowboys on Main Street Stage
                                                            Exile on 3rd Street Stage

“It is amazing that the Annual Downtown Hoedown is in its 25th year. The longevity of this event is a testament to the great music and fun time that everyone has downtown,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience.  “This year, we look forward to showcasing more popular country music and invite everyone to come on out.”

The 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown begins 12 Days of Country on Fremont Street Experience.  To coincide with the National Finals rodeo, FSE will have additional nightly free concerts Dec. 1-11 featuring Dean Simmons as Garth Brooks, Exile, Jimmy Ray’s Johnny Cash Tribute, Voodoo Cowboys, Ryan Whyte Maloney Band, Route 66 and Fairchild.
 
The headliners for the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wednesday, Nov. 30 include:

Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan is a country superstar with fourteen top 10 hits including fan favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” and “Tough.” Morgan is a diligent singer and renowned song-writer who plays over 120 live shows annually including touring with Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Brad Paisley and more. On November 1st, Morgan is preparing to release his self-produced extended play (EP) titled, This Ole Boy. This highly anticipated EP features new songs reflecting about his life experiences and music career and illustrates that his songwriting is still one of the best in business. In addition to his musical career, Morgan is also a successful television host on the Outdoor Channel’s “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors.” His first season run, quickly became the network’s #1 Saturday morning hunting show.

Hunter Hayes
At only 20 years old, Hunter Hayes is already an accomplished songwriter, producer and musician who can sing and play with the best, and does. Concluding his tour with country star Taylor Swift, Hayes’s next move is a 2012 tour alongside with Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans. Adding to his credentials, Hayes co-wrote the song, “Play” for Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This album and contributed to 2011 remake of Footloose performing a duet with actress/singer Victoria Justice for “Almost Paradise.” This multi-talented musician recently released his self-named album in October 2011, which hit the Top 10 Billboard Top Country Albums, and features his hit song, “Storm Warning.” Hayes writes about life and love from a refreshing point of view, performs with the grace of someone twice his age and most importantly is spiritually grounded with the American values of God, family and country.

Glen Templeton
Glen Templeton is a Southern-born, Southern-bred musician-songwriter and one of country music’s most promising up and coming stars. Templeton claims he never chose country music, country music chose him. Throughout all his other jobs, country music kept calling his name to move to Nashville and pursue music career. His claim to fame started in 2008 when Conway Twitty’s daughters hand picked him to portray Conway, the lead role, in the touring musical production, Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend. Since then, Templeton has played at several country music events including performance on CMT, The Grand Ole Opry, The ACM’s All-Star Jam, Country Jam USA, Cheyenne Frontier Days and numerous state fairs and festivals. His likes, looks, and talent have captured the attention of Black River Music Group. Templeton released his first single “I Could Be the One” earlier this year which has debuted at number 58 in the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Song chart. Glen Templeton’s voice is described as one with a rich traditional country with a hint of rock and R&B. His album entitled, GT, is soon to be released later this year.

Lee Brice
With musical influence ranging from Garth Brooks and Hank Junior to Coldplay and 3 Doors Down, Lee Brice fuses tradition honkey tonk with contemporary rock n’ roll for a “country all the way” sound that is uniquely his own. Brice has released one album and 4 singles. The fourth single, “Love Like Crazy” Declared as the #1 country song of 2010 by Billboard Magazine, and currently holds the record for the Longest Charting Single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Song chart. Brice recently released a new hit single earlier in September titled, “A Woman Like You.” Shortly after the release he was named NRA Country Artist of the Month. In addition to his vocal success, Lee Brice is credited to have co-written singles for super stars Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Adam Gregory. Currently, Brice is finishing up his tour with the 10th Annual CMT on Tour starring Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson. 
 
LoCash Cowboys
The LoCash Cowboys consists of a country music duo including Chris Lucas and Preston Burst. Add to that Jeffrey Steele, one of Nashville’s biggest names in songwriting (“The Cowboy In Me,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Town”) and producing (Montgomery Gentry, Keith Anderson), and you have a trio of talent and energy that is the LoCash Cowboys. Currently touring the southeast US, both country superstars developed one of the most dynamic live shows that any genre has to offer with their energetic stage presence and vocal capabilities. Their debut album, This Is How We Do It, is a fitting introduction to a compellingly charismatic duo and includes hit singles such as “Here Comes Summer,” “Keep in Mind,” and “You Got Me.” These honky-tonk style Cowboys are also credited as co-writing Keith Urban’s 2011 single, “You Gonna Fly.” 
 
Exile
Exile is a former rock turned country music band best remembered for their 1978 number one smash hit single, “Kiss You All Over” which has been featured in films such as Happy Gilmore and Employee of the Month. The current members consist of original members J.P. Pennington and Les Taylor along with Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis, and Steve Goetzman. With a successful career spanning over 48 years, they have produced more than 10 number one hit singles including, “Woke Up in Love” “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory,” “She’s a Miracle,” and “Give Me One More Chance.” Their unique sound which fuses the energy from rock and roll with the melodic blues of country music captivates audiences world wide. 
 
 
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas.  Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall.  Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on two stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.