Artist Updates (11/25/13)

Pictured (L-R): Suzy Bogguss and Miranda Lambert

Pictured (L-R): Suzy Bogguss and Miranda Lambert pause for a photo during the George Jones tribute in Nashville.

Miranda Lambert responded on her website to reports that the singer had undergone surgery to lose weight.

“Though I NEVER care what the tabloids have to say about me… I wanted to address this certain story they are running this week and set the record straight,” Lambert wrote. “I DID NOT have surgery to lose weight. That is ridiculous. I lost my weight the healthy and good old fashioned way. Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer Bill Crutchfield. As for the assumed number of pounds lost…? I don’t even know! Like I have always said, it’s not about a scale, it’s about how you feel and how your jeans fit. And on November 10th when I turned 30, my skinny jeans were finally baggy! Mission accomplished! So for anyone who is tempted to read the “Trash Talk” please don’t. I am proud to be a normal size girl and I want to encourage everyone to be confident at any size. Thanks for the support yall!”

Lambert was one of the numerous artists who performed during the recent George Jones tribute concert in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday, Nov. 22.

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rs_600x600-131111113012-600.kellie-pickler.cm.111113Kellie Pickler, who recently released The Woman I Am, is set to make several television appearances this week. Pickler, last season’s champion on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, will return tonight (Nov. 25) to perform her single “Little Bit Gypsy.” She will then appear on ABC’s The View on Tuesday (Nov. 26); the show airs at 11:00 a.m. ET. On Thanksgiving Day, Pickler will make her debut riding a float and performing on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The event will be carried on NBC Television from 9 a.m. until 12 noon on Thursday (Nov. 28).

 

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Photo credit: Disney-ABC

Photo credit: Disney-ABC

Amy Grant will appear the talk show Katie this Wednesday, Nov. 27. Hosted by TV personality Katie Couric, Grant will discuss the holiday season, her family and her new album How Mercy Looks From Here, which released earlier this year.

Grant will perform at select engagements with her husband, Vince Gill, in celebration of the Christmas season. Playing shows in Atlanta, Cincinnati and Nashville, Grant and Gill will showcase their beloved Christmas set alongside the skilled symphonies of each respective city. For more information on concert dates, visit amygrant.com.

In other Amy Grant news, today (Nov. 25) is also Grant’s 53rd birthday.

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Duck Commander Willie and Korie Robertson Wines Hi-Res Photo111Trinchero Family Estates welcomed Willie and Korie Robertson, of Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty fame, to Napa Valley Nov. 17-19 to meet with the Trinchero Family about their collaboration and to celebrate the successful launch of Duck Commander Wines.

During their visit, Willie (Duck Commander CEO) and his wife Korie toured the Duck Commander Wine production facilities and bottling line of The Duck Commander Wines portfolio including Triple Threat 2011 Red Blend, Wood Duck 2012 Chardonnay, and Miss Priss 2012 Pink Moscato.

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