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"I figured if I said it from stage in front of my fans, I'd stick to it. And so far I have," says the singer. Gretchen's back-up vocalist, singer/songwriter Bekka Bramlett (pictured above with Gretchen), was also on hand to witness the event as the Redneck Woman entered 2011 cigarette-free.
Gretchen certainly has her work cut out for her. Many people who quit smoking, after all, will eat more junk food to satisfy their cravings -- something the songbird confesses she tends to do anyway, along with another late-night habit.
"I've got a sweet tooth," Gretchen tells The Boot. "I'm a dough-girl. I like anything bread -- donuts, cakes, pastries. And then I eat at night. I take all my food to bed with me. People are like, 'You must work out!' And I'm like, 'Arrrrgh, while I'm watching 'Forensic Files' and 'American Justice.'' That's another thing I do. I watch all those crazy shows on the Investigation Channels ... there's like five of those channels, so I'm just constantly watching that crap!"
Good luck, Gretchen! We have a feeling you'll do a great job kicking butts.