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Strap in and delve into the health and fitness journeys of some of country music's most beloved artists. From Miranda Lambert's embrace of self-acceptance to Keith Urban's candid revelations about sobriety, each story is a testament to personal growth and self-care. Kelsea Ballerini highlights the importance of 'me time,' while Maren Morris finds joy in tennis. Carrie Underwood shares her on-the-road workout secrets, and Kacey Musgraves speaks on diet balance. These narratives, along with others from stars like Shay Mooney, Tim McGraw, and Dierks Bentley, offer inspiring insights into staying fit and healthy amidst the demands of fame and busy schedules.


Miranda Lambert


Miranda Lambert talked about her journey with self-acceptance with Health Magazine.  "I'm only 5'4" so weight shows quickly on me. I've hit a comfortable place; this is pretty much my size. I'm a size 6, give or take five pounds, depending on the day."


Kelsea Ballerini


Kelsea Ballerini shared some of her favorite self-care activities with Shape. "I used to think 'me time' was so narcissistic, but now I realize it's necessary. I have a SoulCycle bike, and I love to do that. I am a hot-bath fanatic. I have all my essential oils, and I do that pretty much every night. I can show up in a more present way when I'm taking time for myself too."


Shay Mooney

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Shay Mooney is one half of the duo, Dan + Shay. He shared some secrets behind his recent weight loss on an Instagram post. "Consistency," he wrote. "I changed my entire world in 6 months. No gimmicks or fads. Just consistency."


Maren Morris


Maren Morris is one of many country singers who train with Erin Opera. In an interview with E! News., Opera revealed that Morris loves to play tennis.  "She has been playing tennis. I encourage clients to do their cardio outside of me. Sports are always the best way because when you're chasing a ball, you're not thinking about cardio."


Carrie Underwood


Carrie Underwood revealed how she stays in shape on the road to TODAY. "If I can find a treadmill at a hotel — which most most hotels have one — I can get some sort of something in. Or just free weights or bands. I usually travel with mini bands in my suitcase, because they don't take up much room, or a collapsible ab wheel that you can take apart, something that's small. Those things are just easy to have in your suitcase, and it's saved me on many occasions. If you do find yourself in a space that doesn't have the best gym or it's super crowded, I could just stay in my room and feel like I got a good workout in."


Keith Urban


Keith Urban opened up about his sobriety to Interview. "My wife put an intervention together and it was … it was divine. I mean, 'divine intervention', but it's true, it really was. It was love in action and the timing was absolutely divine."


Kacey Musgraves


Kacey Musgraves is a believer in balance when it comes to her diet. "It is torture sometimes trying to eat healthy on the road, but I try my best," she said in a 2014 interview. "It's all about balance and still letting my tastebuds enjoy themselves. If there's a reason to celebrate or I'm somewhere that has some kind of food that I know I won't be able to resist, then I try to eat lighter all around that. Also, I try to eliminate carbs and most processed foods."


Sheryl Crow


Sheryl Crow shared some of her favorite workouts with InStyle. "Exercise is really important to me. Whether it's going for a jog or getting on my rowing machine, it's a great way of burning through some of that unnecessary anxiety. I have one of the machines with water in it — it's low-impact and core- and back-strengthening."


Faith Hill


Faith Hill makes sure to eat healthy. In an interview with Self, she revealed that she eats a lot of salad. "For lunch, I usually have a Greek salad with grilled chicken. I love salads for lunch. It's light, delicious and good for you. I vary the protein and sometimes use salmon instead of chicken."


Thomas Rhett


Thomas Rhett shared some of his wellness tips with Taste of Country. "A lot of people want to do everything cold turkey whether you're trying to quit smoking or quit eating McDonalds. It's hard to just say, 'I'm done today.' When I was first starting out, it was like, 'This week I'm not going to eat dairy' or 'This week I'm not gonna eat bread.' All of a sudden you start sleeping better. You start waking up better. You start having more energy during the day when you don't have all those bad things in your body. Once your brain starts to get accustomed to good things going in your body it starts to reject the bad stuff."


Chris Young


Chris Young revealed his weight loss on Instagram. He opened up about the process in the caption. "Still not done, but down 60 pounds so yeah…Gonna leave this here. This year has been dedicated to a lot of work on myself. Music wise AND in the gym."


Tim McGraw


Tim McGraw is dedicated to staying in shape. "I don't really get tired of training," McGraw said to Men's Health. "There's such a feeling of accomplishment that comes from the feeling of being my age and still being at the top of my game. I use my whole body to sing—my legs, my butt. And having more control over those things makes my voice stronger."


Reba McEntire


Reba McEntire shared how she took charge of her life after her divorce to Apple+ Fitness Time To Walk. "Everything that I was dealing with privately, personally — I had to run through God. I had to say, 'OK big boy, I can't handle this. This is way over my pay grade — I don't know what to do,'" she recalls. "And I would wait, and he would guide me. And so without my faith, I have no idea where I would be or my career would be at this time today."


Tyler Hubbard


Florida Georgia Line member, Tyler Hubbard, shared some of his workout secrets with Muscle and Fitness. Hubbard likes to go running to keep himself fit. "It just started with me just wanting to get out of the house," he says. "And then it just started to evolve to where I started craving it. I just bought myself some new running shoes."


Luke Bryan


Luke Bryan revealed to Men's Journal that he loves cycling. "First off, having a family while also being on the move so much, and having to travel constantly, you want to savor every second you can. So the fact that I can walk out to my garage, get on my bike, and immediately be working out is a huge benefit—rather than having to get into my car, commute, park, and try to squeeze in a session. Next I would say I love cruising in my neighborhood. From my house going south it's just some of the best road cycling you could dream up. The roads are built on this hard Tennessee limestone—real smooth, no cracks or bumps. The hills are incredible, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. There are these great routes where you go under amazing canopy."


Dierks Bentley


Dierks Bentley talked about his diet in an interview with The Tennessean. "One of the coolest things when you get to headline and things are going well, you get your own catering. When you have that, you can be more conscious of what you're eating. I used to pride myself on how many White Castle hamburger cartons I could have piled up on the floor board of my truck. I thought it was cool. I don't eat White Castle anymore." 


Joe Don Rooney


Rascal Flatts member, Joe Don Rooney, shared his workout secrets with The Tennessean. "I do a lot of cardio. My wife Tiffany and I have been doing spin class, which is a lot of fun. I try and do as much cardio as I can, light on the weights. I don't try and lift that much. I try to work on agility and stretch. I like yoga. It's very relaxing."


Chris Lane


Chris Lane tells The Tennessean that he loves working out with others. "It's always good to have someone who can push you. If I'm by myself, I'll try and find a gym and stick with similar routines that he showed me, which is more CrossFit than anything. The eating aspect is a lot of it. I have a couple of days a week that I'll do a cheat meal. I'll try and stick with as healthy options as possible and stay away from as much bread as possible."


Cassadee Pope


Singer Cassadee Pope tells The Tennessean that she's learned to be consistent with workouts. "Through the years, I've kind of figured out how to figure out how to balance work and staying fit. It's really hard, especially being in small towns that don't have a yoga or Pilates studio and gyms are about 30 minutes away. You can't make excuses. If there's no gym to go to, I'll do some plyometric kind of stuff and jump around and get my heart rate up."


Dan Smyers

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Dan Smyers is the other half of Dan + Shay. He revealed that he made a change to his diet to The Tennessean.  "In the last couple of years, I switched to an all-vegetarian diet. I try to be as vegan as possible. Since I switched to that diet, I've had way more energy and I'm more focused. Everybody asks where you get your protein, and there's a brand called Vega and it's incredible and they have all plant-based protein. I've been hooked, the flavors of the protein powders, mocha, chocolate, I make all kinds of shakes."

Anna Bechtel
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