- TNA Impact Wrestling issued the following press release:
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING SUPERSTARS COWBOY JAMES STORM AND JEFF HARDY INVADE THE 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS LIVE FROM VEGAS THIS WEEKEND
Storm and Hardy to participate in various events and the exclusive red carpet this weekend
NASHVILLE, TN (March 30, 2012)– TNA IMPACT WRESTLING superstars "Cowboy" James Storm and Jeff Hardy will be participating in various activities in Las Vegas this weekend as part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and the ACM Experience. They will join “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton and others during a NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot competition, celebrity judge the Sin City BBQ contest and introduce performers to the ACM Experience stage prior to being a part of the ACM Awards red carpet and more on Sunday, April 1. The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show airs live on CBS at 8:00 p.m./ET.
Storm and Hardy will be making their first appearance at the popular “country takes Vegas” ACM weekend where they will join a host of celebrities from TV, film and music. “We are really excited to be a part of ACM’s activities and attending the awards show on Sunday,” says Storm. “I personally cannot wait to show Blake Shelton and Hardy how it’s done in the NRA Country shoot too.”
Following the NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, the guys will be celebrity judges for the Sin City BBQ contest, introduce the country group Gloriana and do an autograph signing at Mandalay Bay.
Hardy says, “I am really looking forward to being in Vegas to meet new fans and to hang with some of my friends I haven’t seen in a while. The performances on Sunday night should be great.”
Fans can celebrate 10 years of body-slams with TNA’s weekly flagship show, IMPACT WRESTLING airing every Thursday night on Spike. TNA IMPACT WRESTLING’s “Lockdown 2012” pay-per-view event will be in Nashville on Sunday, April 15th as “Cowboy” James Storm goes after the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of the evening. “Lockdown 2012” features every match contested inside a 15-foot reinforced steel cage, making it the only all-steel cage pay-per-view event in professional wrestling.
Storm recently shot a music video for his entrance theme music “Longnecks and Rednecks,” featuring Montgomery Gentry, Cowboy Troy and Sean Patrick McGraw, that made it’s debut during IMPACT WRESTLING, this past Thursday on SPIKE TV.