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Gretchen Wilson featured in hunting magazine
Oct 24, 2012 12:00 am
Country music star and Wilson County resident Gretchen Wilson is featured in American Hunter Magazine discussing her fondness for the outdoors.
Wilson is described in the article as “an avid hunter and shooter who loves the outdoors, and is an NRA Country partner.”
She says her biggest outdoors influence was her Uncle Vern, “my hero, who taught me to do everything from baiting a hook to loading a gun.”
Wilson says her favorite place to hunt is on her Wilson County farm.
“It is always so peaceful,” she says. “Some of my best times are spent there.”
In addition to hunting and fishing, Wilson enjoys spending time exploring the outdoors with her daughter.
“I like to ride around the property with my daughter on our ATVs,” she says. “We just kinda roll slow and take in the beauty of the outdoors and the fresh air.”
Wilson’s big hit song “Redneck Woman” propelled her to overnight stardom a few years ago. She spent the past summer on the road with ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down on the “Gang of Outlaws” tour. Her latest album is “I Got Your Country,” available in music stores.
Wilson is one of several country music stars who are involved in various NRA-backed projects and organizations. Their celebrity appeal helps draw positive attention to the organization and its message.
A photo of Wilson wearing an NRA cap accompanies the American Hunter article.
The NRA is dedicated to the protection of Second Amendment rights, the promotion of firearms safety, hunting and shooting.
It produces American Hunter Magazine and distributes it free monthly to millions of NRA members.
NRA Country is described as “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.
For more information visit www.nracountry.com or follow on twitter @nracountry2010.
One branch of the NRA is Friends of NRA which specializes in the promotion of youth hunting and firearm safety.
An annual auction fundraiser is held in Wilson County and in recent years has become one of the most successful of the state-wide events. The NRA annually contributes thousands of dollars in educational grants to Wilson County schools and various youth organizations.
For information about Friends of NRA or other NRA projects visit the organization’s main website.