Remington Signs Mark Wills, Announces Bicentennial Media
Madison, NC – (ArmsVault.com) – Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) announced today that it signed country music hit-maker Mark Wills to participate in various media projects associated with the company’s 200th anniversary, including an all-new show debuting in July 2016.
“Mark checks a lot of boxes: He’s a life-long hunter, an entertainer, and a supporter of veterans causes,” says Gary Keffer, director of media at Remington. “But, his biggest role is as husband and father. Family is important to Remington and a big reason why we get to celebrate a 200th anniversary in 2016.”
The general public knows Wills as a multi-platinum selling country music star with eight top 10 hits to his name, including “19 Something,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Don’t Laugh At Me;” two of which received nominations for Single, Song and Video of the Year by the Country Music Association. Wills won the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1998. In 2002, his single “19 Something” spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1, was Billboard‘s top country hit of the year and was the second most-played song of the decade in 2009.
Inside the firearms industry, Wills is known for having helped bring the sport of 3 Gun competitive shooting to the mainstream. Working with Remington takes Wills back to his roots, intersecting tradition, family, and a sense of adventure, themes familiar to his audience.
“I’m excited to be working with Remington,” said Mark Wills. “Their 200th Anniversary is going to be a big celebration throughout the next year and I look forward to not only being the host of their new show but tying my day job (singing) into it, all while having the privilege of using some of the best firearms in the industry.”
After his upcoming performance at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at The Mirage in Las Vegas on December 4, Wills will make his way to “Camp Remington” to begin production on various content components for Remington’s bicentennial celebration. Please visit Remington’s Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/RemingtonArmsCompany for updates and news about the company’s 200th anniversary kick-off, upcoming events, and new products.
About Mark Wills
Mark Wills list of accolades is his testament to his career in country music. Known for his smooth tenor voice, he makes each and every song he performs come alive. Wills is a multi-platinum selling country music star with eight top 10 hits to his name including “19 Somethin’,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” — which received nominations for Single, Song and Video of the Year by the Country Music Association, for it’s heartfelt message of tolerance and charity. In 1998, he won the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Male Vocalist. In 2002, his single “19 Somethin’” spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1, was Billboard‘s top country hit of the year and was the second most-played song of the decade in 2009. Other top 10 smashes include “Places I’Ve Never Been,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “She’s In Love,” and “Back At One.” Since 2007, Wills has been a spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network. When not in the studio or performing on stage, he enjoys spending his time hunting in the great outdoors. He currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. With his two daughters and wife, Kelly. For information on his upcoming tour dates and new music, please visit www.markwills.com.
About Remington Arms Company, LLC
Remington Arms Company, LLC, (“Remington”) headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer with its original Ilion, New York plant still in operation today. Remington is a privately-held manufacturer of firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Remington Family of Companies has 23 locations across 14 states employing over 3,500 people and distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries.
More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.