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Bowhunter Could Become the Next ‘American Idol’

Shannon Rikard March 10, 2014

Twenty-million “American Idol” viewers have watched Dexter Roberts perform. But before he wowed the nation with his guitar playing and country crooning, Roberts sang at the Huntin’ Is Good! booth during the 2014 ATA Show in Nashville, Tenn. “To say they were a big hit would be a gross understatement,” said Sam Klement, co-founder of Good Outdoor Technologies, which makes the “Huntin’ Is Good” branded shirts and hats Roberts has worn on “American…

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2014 Trade Show Still Drawing Attention

ATA Staff March 6, 2014

Even though the 2014 ATA Trade Show had left town weeks before, it inspired a caption-writing contest Feb. 14 for readers of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Biz Blog.”

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Q&A with Jay McAninch: What if Weather Shuts Down the ATA Show?

Patrick Durkin February 24, 2014

Many logical, legitimate “what if?” questions started before the 2014 ATA Trade Show opened Monday, Jan. 6, in Nashville. What would happen if a blizzard forced the Archery Trade Association to cancel the Show? After all, flight cancellations along the East Coast two days before the Show forced many people to fly elsewhere and drive the final 200 or more miles to Music City. And by Sunday, groups and individuals from Minneapolis to Detroit were renting vans and cramming together for…

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Trade Show Highlights and Celebrity Sightings

Shannon Rikard January 24, 2014

A capacity crowd packed Outtech Innovations’ Gone Country event Jan. 5 to check out new products and enjoy a performance by country music star Luke Bryan. Archery360 was on site, covering fashion and highlighting footwear from traditional to funky in a piece called "2014 Trade Show Fashion: Boots." Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander, and star of “Duck Dynasty,” was spotted in the crowd and introduced Luke Bryan’s low-key set. Willie…

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