Nashville, TN (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Nashville, TN January 28th, 2013: Sovereign Media Group, LLC, (SMG) originator and producer of the nationally televised hit sportsman’s television series “The Sovereign Sportsman”, took center stage at the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences annual Emmy Awards gala Saturday, January 26th, 2013. SMG won their 2nd Emmy Award for Entertainment Excellence in Television for an episode of their show where the Sovereign Sportsman teamed up with wounded US military personnel and the Camp Patriot (http://www.camppatriot.org) organization to attempt to summit Mt Rainier (http://www.sovereignsportsman.com/ssn_EpisodePG_MtRainier_2011.html) .
Show Host & Executive Producer Eric Richey (a Montana native now residing outside of Nashville, TN), show Producer Joel Evans, show cinematographer Ernest (Eddy) Bateman, and voice over professional Mike Brassell were on-hand to accept this prestigious award, an honor seldom won by outdoor sportsman’s programs. Also instrumental in the success of the program but not on hand at the event was Sovereign Media Group Partner Bill Carl (Minneapolis, MN).
“We take great care and are very deliberate in our approach to focus each show on incredible people and their miraculous stories of life-change, recovery, and perseverance. These stories have centered predominantly on wounded US soldiers, injured law enforcement officers, American Indians, and people from around the world that are changing lives through the difficult situations they’ve come through. And we hunt, fish, and climb a few mountains (physically and emotionally) along the way”, said Eric Richey, Sovereign Media Group’s CEO and the show’s Host & Executive Producer.
The 27th Annual Midsouth Emmy Awards were held in Nashville, TN at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
“It’s difficult in just a few words to convey the impact of this past year on the lives of those involved. We teamed up with severely wounded US Army vets to climb Mt. Rainier and helped an Air Force EOD specialist who lost an arm and his eyesight in an IED explosion fulfill a dream of free range elk hunting (http://www.sovereignsportsman.com/ssn_EpisodePG_UtahElk_EOD_2011.html). We showed how Native American tribal members and leaders are leveraging their natural resources as a means of exposing their people and culture in new and positive ways. And we watched in awe the transformation of Missouri SWAT and Sheriff’s officers paralyzed in the line of duty reclaiming part of their lives through turkey hunting (http://www.sovereignsportsman.com/ssn_EpisodePG_TurkeyHunt_2011.html). Our show is not about the events. It’s about the people participating in the events.”
These are just a few events from this past season and we feel incredibly blessed to have available to us a venue like The Sovereign Sportsman to expose these amazing people and their stories to the viewing public. My team and I have been changed forever as a result of knowing these incredible people. This second Emmy Award was a tremendous honor for everyone affiliated with the show. For me, its additional affirmation that if you pursue those things in your life that you know God is directing you to do, great things will come as a result”, Richey said.
Sovereign Media Group (SMG), established in 2010, provides a full suite of print, video, sound, and pre / post production services to the television and minor motion picture industry. Information and past episodes can also be found at http://www.sovereignsportsman.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thesovereignsportsman.