Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson claims that she and her family were targeted by white supremacists over their adopted biracial son.
Korie Robertson and her husband, Willie Robertson, adopted their son Will when he was just five weeks old. They have become proponents of adoption and previously told People magazine that their son being biracial hasn’t come up in the way they raise him, only in how the public looks at them.
“Here’s the thing: when we look at him, we don’t see an adopted kid. It doesn’t even cross our minds,” Willie Robertson told People magazine.
Korie Robertson has become an outspoken voice for racial healing in the US.
She first made a name for herself on the topic of race relations after an emotional interview with CNN in which she called for President Donald Trump to call out white supremacists in the wake of the Charlottesville protests.
Korie Robertson furthered this narrative while speaking to CBN News where she revealed that, as her family’s star rose, so too did the danger from racism.
“When our family hit mainstream and all the sudden all of America’s watching, they noticed our son’s biracial and we got comments and we got hate and negativity and we were actually targeted by white supremacists at one point. So it’s just shocking and scary and sad to know that that still exists in our country.”
Duck Dynasty family members are bringing their story to life onstage for the first time with TheDuck Commander Musical.
Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, the show will make its world premiere at the Crown Theatre inside of the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in April 2015.
TheDuck Commander Musical transports the Louisiana bayou to the Las Vegas stage in a captivating 90-minute show – seasoned with all the southern spirit and down-to-earth humor you expect from America’s most famous rednecks, the Robertson family.
While the true-to-life, rags-to-riches story behind A&E’s Duck Dynasty will surely please its most loyal fans, audiences unfamiliar with the Robertsons will also find themselves charmed – and even moved – by this surprising tale of faith, food, and family.
Featuring a contemporary score that blends country, rock, gospel, and pop and a multimedia set delivering backwoods authenticity through cutting-edge technology, The Duck Commander Musical will leave audiences humming the tunes, shedding a tear, and laughing at the hijinx of one family in pursuit of the American dream.
Duck Dynasty Season 7 premiered last night, November 19, on A&E TV, with a 1-hour episode.
Willie Robertson takes a business trip to Scotland to expand his duck call business bringing the entire family along so they can reconnect with their Scottish roots.
But when Willie organizes a bus tour to trace his family heritage, he discovers much more than he expected. Meanwhile, Jase Robertson brings a group of people to the Highland Games and winds up participating, while Jep and Jessica try to sneak away for a romantic getaway, only to find themselves with Uncle Si in tow.
The eldest son of Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson, John Luke, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from his father.
Hundreds of celebrities and sports stars across the US are getting soaked in the name of a good cause.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is aimed at helping strike out ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
John Luke Robertson accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from his father Willie (photo Twitter)
People who participate are getting doused with ice water and then challenge other to do the same to raise awareness for the disease.
Willie Robertson and his trademark beard are the latest to take the challenge. Friends dumped water on him from the roof of his West Monroe, Louisiana, business, Duck Commander. He challenged his son, John Luke, professional baseball player Adam LaRoche and NFL player Matt Light to go under the bucket.
John Luke Robertson accepted the challenge and nominated his friends.
Duck Dynasty Season 6 wrapped up on August 13 after ten episodes, with the last one titled Lake Boss.
The sixth season premiered on June 11. Episodes 9 and 10 aired on August 13, for a one-hour season finale.
According to the description for Lake Boss: “Jase plans a trip to the lake when Korie seeks ideas for celebrating Willie’s birthday; Phil and the grandchildren hunt for a raccoon that has taken up.”
Fans are wondering whether the show will be renewed for another season or canceled.
There’s no official word yet, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It sometimes takes weeks or even months after a season ends for official confirmation of a renewal or cancellation.
Duck Dynasty ratings have slipped this year, hitting a low of 3.4 million in episode 8 on August 6.
Duck Dynasty Season 6 wrapped up on August 13 after ten episodes (photo A & E TV)
The show premiered back in March 2012 with only 1.8 million viewers, but climbed to 2.5 million by the end of the season.
Duck Dynasty Season 2, running from October through December 2012, found 6.4 million viewers at the season finale, and Season 3 in early 2013 climbed to about 8.5 million per episode. Season 4 in August through December 2013 had almost 12 million viewers in its premiere, although it later dipped to as low as 7.3 million.
Duck Dynasty Season 5 saw a big dropoff, down to as low as 4.7 million viewers.
This season has been the worst since season 1, with just the premiere above 4 million viewers.
On July 17, 2014, the show came in with 3.7 million viewers over all–but most importantly, with 1.4 million in the coveted 18-49 age bracket, the best for the night.
Duck Dynasty stars Willie, Korie, Uncle Si and Al Robertson will be in Columbus, Indiana, on August 23.
They will meet fans at the Columbus North Gym and will talk about their family, their business and how their Faith has laid the foundation in these areas.
Willie, Korie, Si and Alan Robertson will answer audience questions and comments.
Si Robertson wrote on his Facebook page: “It’s four days ’till I’m gonna be in Columbus, IN with Willie and Korie! You can still get tickets JACK! On Saturday at 5:00 PM TWO meet & greet passes will be raffled off. There will also be FREE outside activities planned for the entire afternoon.”
Willie, Korie and Uncle Si Robertson will be in Columbus, Indiana, on August 23 (photo Facebook)
Location:Columbus North Gym 1400 25th Street Columbus, 47201
A Night with A&E’s Duck Dynasty: Willie, Korie, Si, and Alan
Great seats are available starting at $25. Prices are from $25 – $55
How to purchase tickets: By phone to Blank Slate Ticket Office 812-343-9762, on line at www.blankslatepro.org, or locally at Midwest Computer Solutions in Columbus IN
Time: August 23, 2014 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
After many celebrities have joined the Ice Bucket Challenge movement in the past weeks, all in hopes of raising money for ALS Association, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson has also stepped up to the plate.
The Duck Dynasty star’s ice bucket video has caused quite a stir on Twitter.
On the previous day, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal asked Willie Robertson to take on the ice bucket challenge and donate to the ALS Association.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal asked Willie Robertson to take on the ice bucket challenge and donate to the ALS Association (photo Duck Commander)
Willie Robertson was happy to accept this challenge. He posted a YouTube video of his ice bucket experience, first stopping for a quick prayer “for those suffering with this disease and their families”.
While most ice bucket challenge participants hold buckets of ice water over their own heads, Willie Robertson apparently needed a little help. He completed the challenge in front of the memorable Duck Commander sign at the warehouse in West Monroe, waiting for two of his relatives to dump a trash barrel full of ice water over his head. The relatives completed this enviable task from the roof of the warehouse, while Willie Robertson stood below.
Thoroughly soaked, Willie Robertson commented: “A lot of force…that hit me like a truck!”
Duck Dynasty’s Uncle Si and his nephew Willie Robertson faced off in the ultimate competition to win a wood chipper.
The June 25 episode of Duck Dynasty proved who was the manliest of men when Si and Willie Robertson faced off in a competition to win the ultimate prize: a wood chipper.
Uncle Si and his nephew Willie Robertson faced off in the ultimate competition to win a wood chipper (photo A&E TV)
For some reason, Mountain Man came up with the genius idea to host his own contest – “Hands on a Hardbody” – on his radio show. However, he didn’t think his plan through all the way because there was only one problem: he did not have the money to purchase a truck for the competition.
Mountain Man stopped by Willie Robertson’s office to ask for a donation, which Willie was apprehensive about at first until his wife, Korie, convinced him to hand over $1,000 to help out a friend.
The next day, Si and Willie Robertson head over to Mountain Man’s house, which unbeknownst to them was the site of the competition. To their surprise, Mountain Man decided to swap the truck in for a wood chipper as the grand prize.
When no one else showed up for the competition, Si and Willie Robertson ended up facing off with each other.
The competition came to an all time high when Uncle Si tried to psych Willie out.
Jase Robertson joined in the fun when he began to provide a running commentary about something “magical” – Willie’s tinkle dance.
Calhoun businessman Zach Dasher, a cousin of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson, announced Monday he will run for Congress in Louisiana’s 5th District.
The seat is currently held by embattled GOP Rep. Vance McAllister, who won the district in a special election last November – largely thanks to the local reality television superstar Willie Robertson’s support.
Zach Dasher said he has the full support of the Robertson family in a Monday morning interview with Louisiana radio show host Moon Griffon.
Willie Robertson’s cousin Zach Dasher announced he will run for Congress in Louisiana’s 5th District
The news comes as a blow for Vance McAllister, who has waffled in recent weeks about whether he’s running for re-election. Earlier this year, Vance McAllister was caught on video kissing a staffer in his district office – an incident that gave him the title “kissing congressman”.
State Sen. Neil Riser, whom Vance McAllister defeated in the special election runoff for the seat, also announced on Monday that he will not run for the seat.
“I won’t be running in the 5th Congressional District this fall,” Neil Riser told LA Politics on Monday.
“I’m not ruling anything else out in the future, but I’m not going to be a part of this race in the fall.”
Candidates have until August 22 to file the necessary paperwork to run in Louisiana. In the state, all candidates who qualify run on the same ballot in November. If no candidate garners at least 50% of the vote, the race proceeds to a December runoff.
Louisiana’s 5th District is heavily Republican territory. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried the district with 61% in 2012.
When the Governor of Louisiana announces that he will be coming to Duck Commander to present Willie Robertson with a commerce award, John Luke volunteers to give the introduction speech.
Duck Dynasty Season 6 premieres Wednesday, June 11, 10/9 C on A&E TV (photo A&E TV)
Willie Robertson can’t help but give John Luke some public speaking pointers, along with Uncle Si’s unwanted help. Meanwhile, Miss Kay Robertson enlists Korie and Sadie’s help to pick out a nice outfit for the visit, trying to convince a reluctant Phil to give his opinion on her outfit options.
Duck Dynasty Season 6 premieres Wednesday, June 11, 10/9 C on A&E TV.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie, Korie and Si Robertson are the latest addition to this year’s Iowa State Fair’s Grandstand lineup on August 10.
Tickets for that show, A Conversation with the Robertsons, are $32, according to the Iowa fair’s website. The trio will speak about their family, TV series, merchandising empire and more.
Willie, Korie and Si Robertson are the latest addition to this year’s Iowa State Fair’s Grandstand lineup on August 10
The lineup doesn’t include Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson, who was the center of controversy late last year following anti-gay comments in a GQ interview.
Tickets for all Grandstand concerts and events went on sale on April 12 through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. All concert seats are reserved, all track events are general admission. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Iowa State Fair Ticket Office will open July 7 for walk-up orders only (assuming tickets remain). Grandstand tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Fair admission must be purchased separately.
The Iowa State Fair Grandstand lineup so far:
August 7: Newsboys with Matthew West
August 8: The Happy Together Tour
August 10: The Stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty
August 12: Florida Georgia Line
August 14: Jake Owen, Eli Young Band and The Cadillac Three
Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson will host a Q&A session at the grandstand of the 159th Bloomsburg Fair on September 21, officials announced.
ZZ Top – whose song Sharp Dressed Man coincidentally is the Duck Dynasty theme song – will perform September 25.
Willie and Korie Robertson will host a Q&A session at the grandstand of the 159th Bloomsburg Fair on September 21
Willie and Korie Robertson will discuss their show, their daily lives and will also take questions from fans, said Carey Howell, superintendent of the grandstand. The talk format is something “more and more fairs are looking into, rather than just having bands,” he said.
Tickets will most likely go on sale in late July or early August, Carey Howell said. Pricing has yet to be determined. ZZ Top tickets will also go on sale around the same time.
The Robertsons have been doing shows at various fairs and are scheduled to make a similar appearance at the Iowa State Fair in August, with fellow Uncle Si Robertson. Tickets for that show, A Conversation with the Robertsons, are $32, according to the Iowa fair’s website.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson returned to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Willie and Korie Robertson returned to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner (photo US Magazine)
Willie and Korie Robertson were in attendance at last year’s dinner, with Willie sporting a black and white bandana. The Duck Commander CEO continued the tradition wearing a USO logo bandana on Saturday.
Duck Dynasty’s Missy Robertson celebrated her 43rd birthday on Tuesday, April 22 – the same day as her brother-in-law and Duck Commander CEO, Willie Robertson.
Missy Robertson spent her birthday watching son Reed and nephew John Luke (Willie and Korie Robertson’s son) play in tennis regionals.
She wrote on her Facebook page: “Beautiful day for a birthday watching Reed and John Luke play in tennis regionals. Thank you, everybody, for so many sweet wishes! I am blessed beyond measure.”
Missy Robertson spent her birthday watching son Reed and nephew John Luke’s play in tennis regionals (photo Facebook)
After marrying Jase Robertson in 1991, and now busy raising another generation of Robertsons, Missy West learned early on that she needed to step up her game.
With help from her mother-in-law, Miss Kay, Missy Robertson transitioned into the lifestyle of a large family easily. She also learned that being a Robertson meant helping with the family business.
However, after working for Duck Commander for many years, Missy Robertson is now able to devote much of her time to her real passion of vocal music, both singing and volunteering as a music teacher at her children’s school.
Missy Robertson also handles her own family’s many activities and tries her best to keep 44-year-old Jase in line.
Jase and Missy Robertson have been married for more than 22 years and have three children: Reed, Cole, and Mia.
Duck Dynasty and NASCAR fans, who flocked to Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday hoping to watch the Duck Commander 500 race alongside the Robertson family, were disappointed by delays due to inclement weather.
After waiting for hours, the race was eventually postponed to Monday morning because the track was too wet to race safely after the rain stopped.
The Sprint Cup race begins at noon ET on Monday. The Texas Motor Speedway went all out for the Duck Commander 500 race.
Concession stands were stocked with Uncle Si’s iced tea and Duck Commander BBQ and trimmings, and the stars of Duck Dynasty had various roles to play in the highly anticipated race.
Uncle Si Robertson sported a red jumpsuit and was planning to serve as the grand marshal, and Phil Robertson was set to waive the green flag to start the race.
Uncle Si Robertson sported a red jumpsuit and was planning to serve as the grand marshal at Duck Commander 500
Jase Robertson was going to introduce the drivers, and his brother Willie had planned to present the winner’s trophy at Victory Lane.
Phil and Alan Robertson were also scheduled to speak at the Sunday morning “Racing with Faith” service.
The Robertsons, who have often traveled to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and were excited to sponsor their first NASCAR event at the Texas Motor Speedway, still managed to have a good time at the event.
While many family members were unable to fulfill their duties at the race, 16-year-old Sadie Robertson prayed over the crowd as they waited for the race to begin, and Missy Robertson sang the national anthem.
Hopefully fans will be able to catch the Robertson family next year. World News Group reports that Duck Commander, the Robertson family’s duck call and hunting gear business, has a three-year sponsorship at Texas Motor Speedway.
Willie Robertson says he believes that the Duck Commander brand is “more than just duck hunting”
“It says family and being positive and a lot of things that we see in NASCAR – it’s a family sport. We’re tickled to have our brand associated with it.”
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer, who made an appearance on Season 2 of Duck Dynasty, has proved to be the Robertson favorite for the Duck Commander 500 race.
Clint Bowyer’s car sports the Duck Commander and Buck Commander logos, along with Willie’s Duck Diner and Duck & Dressing emblems.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson guest star in the forthcoming film God’s Not Dead, which tells the story of a college student who accepts his professor’s challenge to provide a defense for the existence of God and the Christian faith.
Willie and Korie Robertson play the roles of two movie stars interviewed about their faith in God by a reporter also covering the outspoken student’s debate with his professor.
Willie and Korie Robertson guest star in the forthcoming film God’s Not Dead
The Duck Commander CEO revealed the film inspired him and strengthened his own faith.
God’s Not Dead encourages watchers to evaluate what is most important in their lives, Willie Robertson said. The film prompts audiences to consider “our own death,” and how they make decisions about “careers and money,” in a way that values the most important things.
Pure Flix Entertainment’s God’s Not Dead opens in 600 theaters nationwide on March 21.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie, Korie, Miss Kay and Uncle Si Robertson will appear at event in Springfield in April.
Willie, Korie, Miss Kay and Uncle Si Robertson will appear at event in Springfield in April (photo A&E)
The Robertsons will be part of JTK Productions’ Faith, Family & Ducks event at the JQH Arena on April 26, according to a news release. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
“The Robertson’s will entertain the crowd with stories of their successes and how they live, along with lessons and moments they’ve shared along the way,” the release reads.
The event will also feature live music and sponsor booths with free samples and giveaways. Tickets, which go on sale March 14 at 10 a.m., start at $37 and will be available at the arena box office, at www.missouristatetix.com and by calling 417-836-7678417-836-7678.