I don't know what's more surprising -- finding out that the image of a person in entertainment goes hand and hand with their real persona or finding out  their image a little off from the truth. No matter the case, though it shouldn't affect how we like that artist, it can sometimes make their music more genuine.  You want to feel the words they sing, not just hear them. It's almost the same as acting.  If you only see Christopher Noth in "Sex and the City" instead of "Mr. Big," than Noth is not doing a great job getting into character.

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My point -- many times country singers are portrayed as rebelious, tough, down & dirty, redneck people.  Depending on the direction their music tends to go in -- Toby Keith is a good example -- you would expect if you ever ran into Toby, that he is extremely patriotic and tough and, drives a Ford.  That's the image you get from hearing his music and seeing him perform.

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Another example on the opposite end of the spectrum is Carrie Underwood.  Carrie is a very girly, small town, sweet, pretty and healthy woman!  If you remember her from "American Idol," she looked much different -- a little less in shape and not as done up, but despite her slightly different physical image, she still portrays everything she believes on stage.  Underwood is a vegetarian and works out vigorously to stay in shape and be healthy, all the time.

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Now, there are the occasional oxymorons, of course.  You would think when it comes to certain artists, you would have them pegged just based on their music.  They sing their music that well, you wouldn't even know they are a health nut.  Someone like Billy Currington could probably easily be miscontrued as a partier just based on, "Pretty Good at Drinking Beer."  However, Currington is actually pretty good at drinking coconut water.  He keeps his tour bus refrigerator stocked full with tons of coconut water and fruits and veggies for his juicer.  Billy stated,

"It's about 15 or 16 different vegetables that I juice at a time.  It is so healthy for you!"

Currington also believes any type of water, especially coconut water, help him maintain a sculpted body, keep clear skin and flush out his system.

"Tons and tons of H2O.  Your body is made up of 80% water, period."

What do you think of Billy's health regimen?  I can't say I'm completely surprised by his healthy habits, but let me know if you were shocked a little bit.