The 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) took place on April 1, and was another success for many country artists. The audience was entertained by hosts Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire's jokes and Taylor Swift dating rumors. Miranda Lambert retained her ACM title of Female Vocalist of the Year as well as taking home Album of the Year. Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson took home Vocal Event of the Year and Single Record of the Year; while first-time ACM winners, Thompson Square, claimed ACM Vocal Duo of the Year award.
Justin Boots was not only represented at the awards show, but they also attended the NRA Country Skeet Shoot, hosted by Blake Shelton. It was a beautiful, windy day in the desert as 20 teams got together to compete in a skeet shooting tournament. Justin was onsite offering boots for purchase to the participants. The lucky winner of the shoot was Lee Lakosky of the Outdoor Channel.
The Academy launched a new portion of the awards celebration this year called the ACM Experience. An expo at the Mandalay Bay, the ACM Experience including shopping boutiques, barbeque, an outdoor concert stage, Dodge Ram driving experience, and a Dr. Pepper booth. Shepler's was in attendance selling the best of Justin and Wrangler products as well as hosting appearances by couple artists, Ira Dean and Darren Warren.
Congratulations to Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Thompson Square for their ACM Awards and congratulations to Lee Lakosky for winning the skeet shoot!