Willie and Korie Robertson have an interesting perspective on fame. They never sought it out, it sort of just found them. Here’s what they have to say about living in the spotlight as Louisiana natives.
Willie and Korie Robertson On Fame
The Robertson family was never looking to be famous. They just wanted to grow their duck call business, and spread the word of God. However, God had big plans for them, and they were willing to follow his will.
Willie and Korie Robertson realized their family was in for a shock when people started showing up at the Duck Commander warehouse. The family had lived a somewhat quiet life in West Monroe Louisiana for many years, and the couple was shocked when tourists arrived at their door. Willie told US Weekly, “People started showing up to the warehouse. At first, it was two, and I was like, “Hey, come on in!” Then two turned into 20 turned into 40 turned into 2,000. They were making the pilgrimage down here to be part of it.”
They quickly had to learn to navigate the media. The two Louisiana natives had never been on a talk show before, let alone a Hollywood stage. Willie joked, “We did Conan in April 2012. I was so nervous standing behind that curtain. It was like Gladiator. When it opened up, I had no idea what was going to be on the other side.”
His Five Year Plan
Because of the family’s shot to fame, Willie now keeps an open mind for the future. He explained, “You think about it like this: Five years ago, if someone would have asked me what my goal was, I probably would have been way short of what was going to happen. I don’t want to limit myself or limit God or anything. It will be nice at some point to slow down a little bit, kind of enjoy some of the things we’ve done.”
We’re certainly glad God had big plans for this family. Can you imagine not knowing who Willie and Korie Robertson are?