Celebrities make it easy to have a huge fan crush. They’ve got the looks, the talent and – wait for it – archery!
Whether they’re preparing for a new role, chasing villains on the big screen or shooting in the back yard, these celebrities look even better with a bow in hand. Their form isn’t perfect and their arrows sometimes bounce off the target (we’re looking at you, Diane Sawyer!). But we were all newbies at one point. What matters is they’re having fun and exposing millions to the sport we know and love.
Luke Bryan Makes Archery Even Hotter
It’s no secret that country superstar and CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan loves archery. He often posts bowhunting pictures and videos on social media. And for two consecutive years, he challenged country singer Justin Moore to an archery smackdown.
On Thanksgiving Day, Bryan supercharged the Dallas Cowboys halftime show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The show began with a big-screen video of Bryan nocking a flaming arrow, drawing his compound bow and – BAM! – illuminating the stadium in a flurry of pyrotechnics while emerging from beneath the stage.
Check it out in the video above.
Dustin Lynch Preps for One “(Heck) Of A Night”
— Dustin Lynch (@dustinlynch) November 4, 2015
Dustin Lynch prepped Luke Bryan for his recent CMA Entertainer of the Year win in the best way possible: with archery! A bow in hand and the thwack of an arrow against a fresh target relieves stress and clears the mind. Take a shot. We think you’ll agree!
Brett Favre Posts Tree-stand Selfie
NLF great Brett Favre handles a football with finesse. He’s pretty impressive in selfie mode, too.
Peyton Manning broke Favre’s record for all-time passing yardage in mid-November. When news broke, Favre was gaining his own vertical yardage … up a tree! Perched high in a tree stand, Favre sent Manning a selfie-style video message with his bow proudly hung behind him.
“I’m in a tree stand. Yeah, you’ve interrupted me again,” Favre joked.
Lee Corso Heats Up College GameDay
— The Home Depot (@HomeDepot) November 5, 2015
Forgot the lighter for your grill? Lee Corso has your back. The ESPN broadcaster wielded a flaming arrow and beautiful wooden recurve bow in this Home Depot commercial spot. Yeah, his form was off, but surely those burgers were good.
Diane Sawyer’s Form is “Just Horrible”
Jennifer Lawrence, famed “Hunger Games” archer, recently sat down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer to discuss life in Kentucky, the “Mockingjay: Part 2” premiere and, most importantly, archery.
Both women hail from Louisville, Kentucky, home of the 2016 ATA Trade Show. And both women are highly regarded as successful females in the entertainment industry. What they lack in common, however, is an affinity for archery.
The Archery Trade Association reports:
Lawrence and Sawyer shot archery in the back of a New York art gallery, where there was a small archery range. … But poor Diane Sawyer kinda stunk at archery.
“Your form is just horrible,” Lawrence teased.
Fast forward the video above to 3:01 and see for yourself!
Stephen Amell Explores His “Arrow” Roots
It’s clear from this throwback photo that Stephen Amell started prepping early in life for his role as the masked vigilante on the CW’s “Arrow.” The actor is very active on Facebook, sharing personal videos, Arrow-themed memes and more. And he once gave a fan props for her Green Arrow inspired prom dress.
Willa Holland Says Archery is “Amazing”
— Willa Holland (@Willaaaah) July 17, 2015
Willa Holland is brushing up on archery for her role as Thea Queen, sister of Oliver Queen, masked vigilante on the CW’s “Arrow.” Holland’s character picked up archery at the end of Season 3.
“Doing archery is amazing,” Holland said in an interview with the CW. “I’ve become quite obsessed with it. I actually kind of prefer shooting with a compound bow rather than the (recurve) that my character has, but I’ll deal with what I get.”
Catch Holland in “Arrow” action on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.
Sam Hunt: “We’ll Have An (Archery) Party”
Sam Hunt is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. He’s CMA’s New Artist of the Year and one of five CMT Artists of the Year, and he boasts three No. 1 songs, including his current hit “House Party.”
We have every reason to love Hunt. That voice, those muscles, that hair, that #lumbersexual beard! And, oh yeah, that archery target.
We can’t see his bow, but that’s most definitely a release aid strapped to his wrist. Call us, Sam! We’ll retrieve your arrows any day.
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