Nugent started in a band called the ‘Lourds’ and then formed ‘The Amboy Dukes’ in 1965. The Dukes recorded several albums after that, however, Nugent decided to go solo in 1975 stringing together hit album after hit album. Nugent joined ‘Damn Yankees’ in 1990 only to go solo again in 1995. Now he is considered the world's number one guitar showman by the international music industry.
Acclaimed for his bold, insightful commentary on issues ranging from gun control to bio-diversity, Nugent is the host of The Ted Nugent Show on WWBR, Detroit, and a regular guest on top-rated programs such as Larry King, Tom Snyder, Politically Incorrect, Ken Hamblin and Rush Limbaugh.
A recipient of numerous commendations from state police, sheriff departments, FBU, and police agencies nationwide, Nugent has been lauded for his Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids and work as a national spokesman for D.A.R.E. Nugent was honored on the floor of the U.S. Senate in 1994 for his achievements. He continues to fight for personal freedoms as Editor/Publisher of his Adventure Outdoors magazine, on the lecture circuit, and as an award-winning writer. Mr. Nugent has recently been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the NRA.
Nugent was the keynote speaker for the 1995 Governor's Symposium on North American Hunting Heritage in Green Bay, the keynote speaker at the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society National Conference in 1995 in Anchorage, and was the guest speaker at the International Law Enforcement Convention by invitation from Director of FBI William Webster, Edwin Meese, and President Ronald Reagan.
"The future of the shooting sports in this country is in the hands of tomorrow's outdoorsmen and women. The youth of America must be educated to the wholesome and valued world of hunting and conservation. Because rock 'n roll plays such a pivotal role in a young person's life, I will share my wonderful lifestyle and experiences with them," believe Nugent.
Began bowhunting in 1953 and guitar in 1956.
Recorded 29 albums 1967-1997.
Sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Considered #1 Guitar Showman in the world
"Live at Hammersmith" recording on Sony, 1997.
#1 grossing tour act in the world 1977, 1978, and 1979.
formed Damn Yankees in 1989, sold 5 million albums
Performing professionally since 1958, nonstop yearly touring since 1967, averaging more than 300 shows per year 67-73, 200 per year 74-80, 150 81-89, 127 concerts in 1990, 162 concerts in 1991, 150 concerts in 1993, 180 in 1994, 166 in 1995, 81 in 1996, Summer Blitz '97, '98, Rock Never Stops 99, #1 Tour in the World with KISS 2K.
Host of The #1 rated Ted Nugent Morning Show, WWBR, Detroit.
Creator and host of the Ted Nugent Commando Radio show for 10 years, Detroit, Michigan.
Honored on the floor of the U.S. Senate, 1994.
named Father of the Year at children's school
named MI Conservationist of the Year 1999
ALWAYS outspoken against drugs and alcohol throughout career.
Recipient of numerous commendations from state police, sheriff departments, FBI, DEA, U.S. Army and police agencies nationwide.
Editor/Publisher of Ted Nugent ADVENTURE OUTDOORS Magazine
President: Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America, Founder: Ted Nugent Kamp for Kids, Ted Nugent Bowhunting School.
founder SUNRIZE SAFARIS, booking, guiding & outfitting adventures worldwide
Author, BloodTrails: The Truth about Bowhunting 1990, TED NUGENT-GOD, GUNS & ROCK-N-ROLL Regnery Publishing July 2000
Creator and producer of award-winning Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild PBS video series, raising in excess of $3,000,000 for PBS affiliates nationwide.
Outspoken pro-hunting media crusade, conducting 5 -10 prime media interviews every week, impacting millions every day.
Aggressive campaign on lecture circuit promoting individualism through outdoor sports & conservation to the youth of America.
Created highly successful tele-conferencing program to school systems across the country.
Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association, 1995-.
Spokesman for National Field Archers Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) law enforcement program
Official rock'n roll, hunting, conservation representative of the Rush Limbaugh EIB Radio and Television Network.
Guest speaker at International Law Enforcement Convention by invitation from Director of FBI William Webster, Edwin Meese and President Ronald Reagan.
Appointed to Michigan Year of the Family Council by Governor John Engler.
Named Man of the Year by Michigan Recreation and Parks Association.
Keynote Speaker for Native American Fish & Wildlife Society National Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 1995.
Named Archery Commissioner by Governor John Engler for the Great Lakes State Games.
Michigan's Hunting and Fishing Heritage Task Force.
Appointee, Michigan State Parks Foundation.
Board of Directors, Lyme Alliance.
Michigan County Sheriff Deputy. 1978-present.
Nominee Handgun Hunters Hall of Fame.
Nominee of Outstanding American Handgunner Award.
Inducted into the Native American Strongheart Society by the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes.
Keynote speaker for 1995 Governor's Symposium on North American Hunting Heritage, Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Certified Hunter Safety Instructor & International Bowhunter Education Foundation instructor
Honored in the Congressional Record by Congressman Jim Barcia, 1993
Huron School District Student Youth Counselor.
Designer of the Nugent Blade broadheads, Ted Nugent BloodBrother Bow, and signature line of hunting gear.
Professional Staff Advisor for Browning, GameTracker, Mossy Oak, LaCrosse.
Rock 'n Rolls approximately 6 months per year, hunts 6 months per year.
regular columnist and contributor to more than 32 publications