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Sadie Robertson is a young woman of many talents.

After rising to fame on the reality TV shows “Duck Dynasty,” and then “Dancing With the Stars,” Sadie is currently launching her second book, “Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose,” in which she shares how her faith helped her face and conquer fear in her life. She’s also keeping up a full slate of speaking engagements, and will further share her message on her own “Live Original Tour,” which will kick off this fall.

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Sadie has also done a little acting, and she showed off her on-camera talent most recently by co-starring in Brett Eldredge’s video for “The Long Way.” 

Since it’s a love song, Sadie and Brett played out some romantic scenarios in the video. That got people wondering if there might be more to that on-camera chemistry between the two of them.

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Sadie tells Rare Country, “It was so funny because the internet exploded. They’re like, ‘Are you and Brett dating?’ I’m like, ‘No, we are not dating.’ We just, like, are the most goofy people in the whole world, so we just became really great friends.”

We asked Brett about casting Sadie as his co-star in the video last November, and he told us he had her in mind for the role from the beginning.

Brett said, “I saw Sadie’s Instagram posts and her social media, and [she] just kept popping up on my Instagram. She captures everything that this song is about. She’s that girl that everybody loves. She’s got the heart. She’s got the soul. She’s an amazing person.”

Brett was very excited when Sadie said yes to being in the video. He added, “She just did an incredible job, and I got a new friend out of it. She’s awesome.”

Sadie tells us she was flattered to get the offer from Brett and his team.

“That was so unexpected but so fun,” she says. “I was like, ‘That’s so sweet that they wanted [someone like me].’ I was like, ‘That is really cute.’”

Sadie has also appeared in a few films in the past few years, but for now acting is on the back burner.

She tells us, “Right now, my heart is so on this book and on the tour and the conferences and really just being face-to-face with these people and really pouring into them with truth. So, if acting came up — if an opportunity came, I would love to say yes. Just like the Brett thing. It was one of those things that they reached out to me, and I was like, ‘Absolutely.’ But it’s something right now that I don’t have time to really pursue or dive into.”


Sadie’s new book, “Live Fearless,” is out Feb. 6. It includes Sadie’s personal stories about facing fear with faith as she takes on new challenges professionally — including her successful run on “Dancing with the Stars,” where she finished in second place in 2014 — and navigates friendships and romantic relationships, all with an eye on following God’s plan for her life.

“Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion and Purpose,” is the follow-up to Sadie’s “New York Times” bestseller, “Live Original.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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