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HANK WILLIAMS JR. TO HEADLINE FIFTH ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY JAM

Joined by Colt Ford For Free Concert April 10 on Broadway in Nashville

Nashville, Tenn. — Grammy, ACM, CMA and Emmy winning country legend HANK WILLIAMS JR. and groundbreaking country star COLT FORD will light up lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, April 10 for the FIFTH ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY JAM, presented by Bushnell with Folds of Honor. The concert, free and open to the public, will rock the streets of Music City and is sure to be a great night for visitors and locals alike. Visit www.NRACountry.com for the latest event news and information.

“I have been an avid outdoorsman and proud card carrying member of the NRA for years,” says Hank Williams Jr. “Performing in Nashville for my fellow NRA members is going to be fun as they are exactly my people.”

The concert adds to an exciting week in downtown Nashville, as the Friday night show takes place during the 144th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits. The event, which regularly draws more than 70,000 attendees, is set at the Music City Center for 2015 and includes acres of the latest products in firearms, accessories, apparel; addresses by national leaders; and a variety of family friendly events all across the city.

Prior NRA Country Jam performers have included country stars Craig Morgan, Eli Young Band, Jerrod Niemann, Joe Nichols, Kevin Fowler and Trace Adkins.

Be sure to get NRA COUNTRY CONNECTED and JOIN the FREE Fan Club at NRACountry.com. Membership includes access to online concerts, fan club parties, contests, VIP meet & greets, exclusive content from your favorite country artists and other special offers and discounts on great outdoor gear and merchandise!

ABOUT NRA COUNTRY: Respect. Honor. Freedom. It’s a lifestyle and a bond between the best and brightest in country music and hard-working Americans. NRA Country is powered by pride, love of country, respect for the military, and our responsibility to protect our great American lifestyle. NRA Country celebrates these values with concerts and events benefiting military and veteran services organizations, first responders, conservation organizations, firearm safety programs, and local charities making a difference in their communities. Get NRA Country Connected at www.nracountry.com and get the latest artist info and exclusive events on the following platforms:
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ABOUT HANK WILLIAMS JR.:
Though he began his career in the shadow of his legendary father, Hank Williams Jr. emerged as a formidable country singer-songwriter in his own right with 1960s hits such as “It’s All Over But The Crying” and “Cajun Baby.” But things changed with the 1979 release of “Family Tradition,” where he broke the Nashville mainstream by adopting a rebel image and writing/recording in a style incorporating his blues and southern rock influences. The results were staggering as 42 Top-10 hits followed, two CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, three ACM Entertainer of the Year honors, multiple GRAMMY nominations and a GRAMMY award for “There’s A Tear In My Beer,” a duet with his father using electronic merging technology.

As groundbreaking as Hank Williams Jr. became, it wasn’t just his performance that people took note about, but rather his songwriting that became so notable. The driven musician penned hit songs year after year scoring 20 BMI awards. One of the arguably most-heard country songs of modern times, the four-time Emmy award-winning “Are You Ready For Some Football?,” which was heard nationally as the theme song of the ABC and ESPN Monday Night Football telecasts, was aired for 21 years.

As the accolades kept coming, Williams sold over 55 million albums, achieving gold, platinum, and multi-platinum status along with 13 of those albums hitting the No. 1 spot on the Billboard chart. In 2008, Williams was honored with the BMI Icon award at the 56th Annual BMI Country Awards, joining an elite group of past honorees including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton.

ABOUT COLT FORD:
In 2012, Colt penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” His album, Declaration of Independence, topped the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart at #1, and was followed by his new release, Thanks For Listening, in July 2014. Thanks For Listening charted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and #10 on The Billboard 200 Albums chart. A portion of the proceeds from Colt’s “Workin’ On” single which addresses PTSD (included on the new album), will benefit “The Lone Survivor Foundation.” “Crank It Up! Colt Ford Live At Wild Adventures,” Colt’s first live concert on DVD, was released last Fall 2014. To date, Colt has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.5 million Facebook Likes and over 100 million YouTube views. Colt was also featured in a two-page cover story in the “Arena” section of the Wall Street Journal (July 2013). In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA. Follow at www.coltford.com; twitter.com/coltford; facebook.com/coltford.


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