Nashville, TN… (May 1, 2012)…Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins has been selected as the NRA Country Artist of the Month for May.  Atkins joins some of country music’s biggest stars including Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Sunny Sweeney, Trace Adkins and TV personality Storme Warren who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family. Rodney’s values and beliefs make him a natural fit with NRA Country Artist of the Month promotion.


"The NRA's mission statement is about respect and honor. It's about being proud of all the hardworking folks in our country and the men and women representing us, serving in the military.”  Atkins continues, “The NRA reminds us all to be grateful and not take our freedoms for granted. It's an honor to say 'I am NRA Country.'"


As part of the May promotion, fans can register to win an autographed guitar.Visit http://nracountry.com/this-is from now through the end of May to register to win.


Atkins is a household name in country music having landed six No. 1 hits, including the most recent platinum-selling chart-topper, "Take A Back Road." He has celebrated over five million single sales in the past five years alone. His current album, TAKE A BACK ROAD, features the out-of-the-box smash title track and current hit single, "He's Mine."


Each month a new country music artist will be featured on NRACountry.com, highlighting what makes them ‘NRA Country.’ Celebrate our country and learn more at www.NRACountry.com!



Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener. Atkins has landed six No. 1 hits, including the most recent platinum-selling chart-topper, "Take A Back Road," and has over five million single sales in the past five years alone. The new album, TAKE A BACK ROAD (released Oct. 4, 2011), has helped propel Rodney to even bigger heights with the out-of-the-box smash, "Take A Back Road," and current single, "He's Mine," a clever tune focused on the unconditional love of a son and sense of pride when recognizing personal responsibility for the child’s mannerisms, no matter how questionable his actions may be.


In 2007, Rodney was named ACM's Top New Male Vocalist while also garnering back-to-back recognition with Billboard's Most Played Song of the Year Award for "If You're Going Through Hell" (2006) and "Watching You" (2007). Since the start of his success, Rodney has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Early Show on CBS, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CNN Headline News and many more. He is also the national spokesperson the National Council for Adoption. For more information on Rodney Atkins, visit www.rodneyatkins.com.


ABOUT NRA COUNTRY: NRA Country is a celebration of American values. Respect. Honor. Freedom. It's 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. We celebrate these values with concerts and other events that benefit gun safety programs for kids, youth hunting and education programs, efforts to support our armed services, and other worthy causes. NRA Country will be involved in causes that defend our values and it will empower our artist friends who promote these values to encourage our next generation of leaders. For more information and latest events, visit www.nracountry.com and follow NRA Country on twitter @nracountry2010.  


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PHOTO CREDIT: Jon-Paul Photography


For additional information about NRA Country, contact:

Heather Conley                                                                                  

Monarch Publicity                                                                  


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For additional information about Rodney Atkins contact:

Ebie McFarland

Essential Broadcast Media, LLC


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