The Women of Duck Commander
Friday, May 2, 2014, 2:00 A.M.
For Immediate Release
A Rainy Day Books Live Author Event
A Conversation with
The Women of Duck Commander
featuring Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica and Lisa Robertson
Each book and ticket package includes an autographed copy of 'The Women of Duck Commander' book
LIVE AT THE SMG MANAGED PEORIA CIVIC CENTER THEATER
SUNDAY, JUNE 15th at 5pm
May 2nd 2014 (Peoria, IL) – Millions of Duck Dynasty fans are familiar with the famous beards and fun-loving antics of the Robertson family men, but now the show’s leading ladies are shedding light on what really makes the family work in The Women of Duck Commander. A live author event featuring insights, stories and conversation from the Duck Commander Women--Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica and Lisa Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty. Each book & ticket package includes an autographed copy of their new book The Women of Duck Commander. Ticket packages are $25.99 plus taxes and fees and will go on sale Monday, May 5th at 10:00am. Tickets will be available at the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
Miss Kay, along with her four daughters-in law Lisa, Missy, Korie, and Jessica share their hearts, as well as some of the challenges and difficulties each of them have faced. From family patriarch Phil and matriarch Kay’s first pregnancy to Korie’s struggle with her parents’ disapproval of marrying at a young age, these stories reveal the true lives and values at the Robertson family’s core. The Women of Duck Commander also shares how each woman became a Robertson, challenging the myths about their motives to marry into the family through precious stories about their love for their husbands and for Phil and Kay.
Featured in The Women of Duck Commander are as follows:
Miss Kay – the wife of Duck Commander’s founder Phil Robertson, she is the revered matriarch of the Robertson family and mother to Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep.
Korie Robertson – Korie and her husband Willie co-own and operate the Duck Commander and Buck Commander family businesses. They have five beautiful children.
Missy Robertson – having grown up as a minister’s daughter, she is a talented singer and mother of three precious children with her husband Jase.
Lisa Robertson -- the wife of the eldest Robertson brother, Al. She is a committed mother of two, grandmother of three, and guides her family in the ways of Christ.
Jessica Robertson -- the wife of the youngest Robertson brother, Jep, and a busy mom of four children ranging from 10 to four years old. Jessica and Jep share their faith and family through speaking engagements across the country.
The Women of Duck Commander was released on April 1, 2014.
Kay Robertson is the revered matriarch of the Robertson family and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Kay believes her cooking talents are a gift she must share, so she often ends up feeding all of the family and most of the neighborhood. Her most famous dishes are banana pudding, fried deer steak, crawfish pie, and sticky frog legs.
Korie Robertson is an entrepreneur who, alongside her husband, stars on A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty. She and Willie currently own and operate Duck Commander, a family run business that creates products for duck hunters including duck calls, clothing, videos, and much more. They also own and operate Buck Commander that creates products for deer hunters. Outside of filming, running the companies, overseeing Monroe, La. store Duck & Dressing, and weekly speaking engagements, Korie is also involved in her local church, Camp Ch-Yo-Ca--the Christian camp where she and Willie met--loves mission work, and is passionate about spreading the word about adoption. Together, she and Willie have five children: Rebecca, John Luke, Sadie, Will, and Bella and together they currently reside in Monroe.
Missy Robertson married husband Jase at age 19 and is now raising another generation of Robertsons. She was not raised in a large family, but fitting into the Robertson lifestyle became an easy transition, especially with help from Miss Kay. She also learned that being a Robertson meant helping with the family business. However, after working for Duck Commander for many years, she is now able to devote much of her time to her passion of vocal music – both singing and writing music as well as volunteering as a music teacher at her children’s school and church. Missy has sung on her church’s praise team for over 22 years. She is also heavily involved in mission work, both domestically and internationally. She has volunteered her time as the crafts director for the last five summers at Camp Ch-Yo-Ca, a local Christian youth camp where both she and Jase spent many summers themselves as kids. Missy’s family, as well as her church, help to support an orphanage in the Dominican Republic and enjoy visiting and aiding them and their town whenever possible. When she’s not filming for her family’s hit show, Duck Dynasty, she also travels to speak publically to share her faith in Jesus Christ. Missy has also sought the opportunity to develop a new clothing line, the Missy Robertson by Southern Fashion House, that promotes modesty and class while being stylish and comfortable, all while juggling her family’s many activities. Missy and Jase have been married for 23 years and have three children - Reed, Cole and Mia – and live in West Monroe.
Jessica Robertson is married to Jules Jeptha “Jep” Robertson, the youngest of the Robertson family siblings. As a child Jessica grew up hunting on the weekends with her father in the woods of Louisiana. She first met Jep in 2001 and they were married within two weeks of announcing their engagement and are celebrating over 12 years of marriage. Jessica also has a business background like many in the Robertson family, but it’s not from working at Duck Commander. She previously worked in real estate and was a licensed agent and most recently worked in sales. Together, they have four young children Lily, Merritt, Priscilla, and River. When Jessica is not working on their Calvary clothing line with Jep, she is an avid craftswoman and is active at their hometown church in West Monroe, Louisiana.
Lisa Robertson is married to eldest son, Alan Robertson, and in addition to overseeing their speaking engagements, Alan’s scheduling and bookwriting and the hectic schedule of the family she and Alan maintain an active role in Marriage Ministry at their local church.
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