Tim McGraw was on hand Tuesday morning (June 5) in Nashville to help support his younger brother Mark in a special Celebrity Shootout event, benefiting their late father and the Tug McGraw Foundation. Celebrities from all ends of the spectrum were on hand to support the McGraw family, including Brantley Gilbert, Montgomery Gentry, Luke Bryan, Josh Thompson, Jon Pardi, Craig Campbell, Keith Anderson, JT Hodges, the Warren Brothers (Brett and Brad Warren), Daryle Singletary, NHL’s Nashville Predators Mike Fisher and more.

“My little brother, Mark McGraw, really is the leader of all this,” McGraw told Taste of Country prior to the start of the event. “He put this whole event together and asked me to be a part of it. He asked if I was going to be in town and if I would show up. I told him I would because he’s my brother, and I want to support him and my dad. He’s just done a grew job putting this together. I’m glad to be here. This is his event; I’m just here to help him. I’m really proud of him.”

His event or not, McGraw’s competitive streak was in full force. “I haven’t shot in a while, but I’m aiming for Luke Bryan today because I hear he’s the weakest link,” he said with a grin. “He’s a Georgia boy, and Louisiana boys kick Georgia boys’ a–.”

The stars forked off into teams and made their way through the Nashville Gun Club course for a day of sporting clay shooting. In addition to the shoot-off, the stars also were able to enjoy a delicious BBQ spread for lunch and have the option to bid on silent auction items that ranged from sports and music memorabilia to vacation packages.

“Today was guns and fun for a great cause,” JT Hodges told us following the event. “It doesn’t  get much better. Thank you to the McGraw family for inviting me to be a part of this event.”

The Tug McGraw Foundation prides itself on its efforts to improve the lives of military service members who have been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). To learn more about the Tug McGraw Foundation, click here.

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