Country music meets archery? Heck, yes. Luke Bryan made his way to the Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event this week, where he faced Justin Moore in a team tournament. Bryan’s team included Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line – and Lee Brice, according to People magazine.
Moore’s team, which boasted the talent of Thomas Rhett, Chuck Wicks and Brantley Gilbert, ruled the day. Despite Bryan’s nods for entertainer of the year (and more) at the evening’s Academy of Country Music Awards, he failed to one-up Moore and team on the archery field.
The bow-and-arrow competition took place on the Las Vegas Strip with throngs of fans watching. Justin’s team crushed Bryan’s team, 280-226, proving that vocal superstardom and archery talent aren’t necessarily equal. Watch Bryan, Moore and teammates shoot the Cabela’s ACM Archery Event:
Bryan, however, can content himself with personal success even though his team finished second. He scored an individual 20 points to Moore’s 5. People magazine noted Bryan was confident of a win, saying, “I wrote my victory speech weeks ago!”
“Next year, I’m going to recruit my team,” Bryan joked to People after the match. “And I’m going to put my team on hotel lockdown like they do college kids, [with an] 11 p.m. curfew for everyone.”
By the way, this wasn’t the first time Bryan connected with archery. In 2013, he joined Jason Aldean, Kix Brooks, Easton Corbin and others – along with Willie Robertson and Jep Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” – at this same event. The targets in 2013? Pictures of “The Voice” coach Blake Shelton.
Regardless of this year’s outcome, we think Bryan – and all of his teammates and competitors – are archery winners.