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Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan, other country stars go shooting for charity

By Cindy Watts, The Tennessean

1245 days ago   Article ID# 1529661
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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (The Tennessean) - Celebrities including Blake Shelton, Neil and Reid Perry from The Band Perry, Craig Morgan, Aaron Lewis from Staind, Lee Brice and Easton Corbin arrived bright and early at the Desert Hills Shooting Club in Boulder City, Nev., on Saturday morning to demonstrate their sharp-shooting skills for charity.

A pre-ACM Awards event, the 2nd annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot divides celebrities into teams to compete in a sporting clays competition.

Shelton, host of the show, jokingly told those participating they had to step it up this year.

“I want to talk about something that happened last year, more specifically the country artists that are here, the teams,” he said. “You guys suck. It’s embarrassing. Craig, you have a (darn) hunting show. And, Gary LeVox won this last year. That sucks. Let’s raise the bar for God’s sakes. Sober up.”

While many participants in the competition are big hunters, including Morgan, Lewis, Shelton and Brice (who says he has a “eat-what-you-kill” policy), the Perry brothers say they honed their gun skills at the firing range.

“It seems like easier to go out and shoot skeet than, it is 4 o’clock in the morning waiting for something to walk by,” Neil says.

“This is the first competition we’ve ever been a part of so we’ll see how it goes,” adds Reid.

Proceeds from the event benefit Wounded Warriors Project, Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs, and Folds of Honor Foundation, a charity that provides scholarships and other assistance to the spouses and children of soldiers killed or wounded in combat.

Morgan says being able to participate in the celebrity shoot on their behalf is an “honor” and The Perrys say that the charitable aspect of the event touched them, too.

“We had the chance to tour a naval hospital and it’s just those American values we’re really drawn to,” Reid says.

“Our dad is a doctor so we’ve been around the sick and the hurt and we do feel that’s very close to our heart, supporting those who need help,” Neil adds.

Winners, announced tonight, were Lewis and Morgan with Team Rivette Refuge Preserve as top team, and outdoor TV star Lee Lakosky as top celebrity shooter.

Morgan was scheduled to present the proceeds to the charities tonight during the The ACM Concert - Salute to the Military Presented by NRA Country at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Copyright 2015 The Tennessean   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1245 days ago   Article ID# 1529661

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