Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ted Nugent receives inaugural Lightning Rod Award

Ted Nugent, producer and host of "Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild," was honored by the Outdoor Channel on January 20 during the Golden Moose Awards.

In recognition of his tireless contributions in promoting the outdoor lifestyle, Nugent received the first ever Lightning Rod Award.

In presenting the award, Outdoor Channel’s Chief Operating Officer, Tom Hornish, stated that Nugent is “on the radio or TV on a near daily basis promoting hunting and the outdoors to the entire nation. And he’s not afraid of a little controversy!"

Nugent responded, "I could not be more proud to stand up for what's right and good and ultimately be acknowledged for doing so by my great Outdoor Channel team. I shall increase the heat nonstop!"

This year’s GMA reception was held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as part of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show.) As the most popular and longstanding outdoor television awards extravaganza in the country, the GMA’s honor producers and on-air talent from Outdoor Channel’s industry-leading programming.

Ted Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent – Great White Buffalo
Live (1987)

See also:

Christmas message from Ted Nugent
Ted Nugent gets Smokey Bear Award