TED NUGENT RECEIVES "DEFENDER OF FREEDOM AWARD" FROM TAURUS INTERNATIONAL AT NRA NATIONAL CONVENTION RECOGNIZING NUGENT'S ONGOING COMMITMENT TO PRESERVING RIGHTS OUTLINED IN THE SECOND AMENDMENT
Multi-platinum guitar icon, author, outspoken activist, outdoorsman and TV personality Ted Nugent was recently honored with the "2009 General Edward J. Bronars Defender Of Freedom Award," presented by Taurus International during the 138th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Phoenix, Arizona May 16. Ted--recognized as America's Number One proponent of the Second Amendment--has served continuously on the Board of Directors of the NRA since his initial election to the Board in 1995.
The prestigious award bears the following inscription:
Defender Of Freedom Award
Who Serves So Unselfishly as a Board Member of the
National Rifle Association
And Without Regard to his Career
And Without Fear of Criticism
Appears on the National Stage to Discuss
His Pride in Being A True American
And an Absolute Defender of Our Freedoms
Wherever He Goes.
Our Forefathers Would Have Been Proud To Count
Him Among Them Just As We Are Proud
To Have His Voice Echo Our Thoughts and Beliefs In Our Freedoms
Granted By The U.S. Constitution and The Bill Of Rights."
Bob Morrison, President & CEO of Taurus International Mfg., Inc., explains their decision to bestow Ted with this award: "The wording on the award was really indicative of our feelings about Ted....he is a true and original American Patriot who places his beliefs in our freedoms above his personal goals. We really cannot thank him enough for his unwavering perseverance in the quest to keep our liberties the most important part of our lives and subsequent leadership in the world. Thanks to him (and few others like him), we enjoy our abilities to lead our lives as we desire and our unbelievable freedoms as an example to the universe!"
Cam Edwards--host of NRA Radio's "Cam and Company" and Sirius Radio's "Patriot 144" who was present when Ted received the award--comments: "It's so appropriate for Ted Nugent to have been honored with the Defender of Freedom Award, because that's exactly what he is. There aren't many Americans who are as devoted to the cause of freedom as Ted Nugent, and his unwavering dedication and passion for the 2nd Amendment and the men and women of our armed forces should serve as an inspiration to everyone who has a love of liberty and country in their own hearts."
While Ted was in Phoenix, famed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fondly referred to him as "the Ultimate American."
In other news, Ted will release a new live DVD and Blu-ray - Motor City Mayhem - June 30 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Shot July 4, 2008 in front of a house packed with a wildly enthusiastic crowd of thousands at the outdoor DTE Energy Music Theatre in the Motor City Madman's hometown of Detroit, the disc documents the celebration of Nugent's 6000th live performance, including guest appearances and a set list of nearly two dozen Nugent favorites honoring his blues and soul roots.
About Ted Nugent
The incomparable guitar genius and fire-breathing intensity of Ted Nugent have carved him a permanent place among the legends of rock. The guitarist's prodigious talents, ear-shattering volume & over-the-top onstage antics quickly earned Young Ted the moniker of "Motor City Madman" along with international acclaim. Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, Nugent's no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum sales exceeding 35 million albums. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' "Journey to the Center of the Mind," to classics like "Stranglehold" and "Cat Scratch Fever," Damn Yankees chartbusters like "High Enough," cult classic "Fred Bear," and his most recent studio album--and 35th overall-- Love Grenade, Ted Nugent's rapid-fire sonic assaults continue to sell out venues around the globe. TED has a popular weekly column in the Waco Tribune and recently released Ted, White, And Blue: The Nugent Manifesto which reached #8 on the New York Times bestseller list. This marks the fiercely independent rock legend's second time charting on the New York Times bestseller list, a spot he achieved with God, Guns, and Rock 'n' Roll (2000) Ted's other successful books include: Blood Trails: The Truth About Bowhunting, Blood Trails II and the aforementioned Kill It and Grill It.
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