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Gretchen Wilson Biography
Who is Gretchen Wilson?. She is an American country artist. She is best known as an artist who sang the song ” Here for the Party”. Wilson began her career with a good fortune by winning the Grammy Award by a song titled ” Redneck Woman” which was ranked number one hit on the Billboard Country charts. Her birth name is Gretchen Frances Wilson
Gretchen Wilson Age
She was born in Pocahontas, Illinois, the U.S on June 26, 1973. She is 46 years old.
Wilson has worked with record labels like Columbia Nashville, Redneck Records, and Epic Nashville.
Gretchen Net worth
As a popular American country musician, her net worth is approximately 4 million U.S dollars.
Gretchen Wilson Family
She was formerly married to Larry Rolens a bandmate. well, she now married to Mike Penner who has a daughter named Gracie France Penner.
Nonetheless, she released her second album with the track titled ” All Jacked Up”. The song became the highest single for a female country artist. Her second album was released in 2005. It was a back to back the release of her albums since she released her third album in 2007. The titled of the is One of the Boys.
Well, Gretchen has 13 songs charted on the Billboard Country charts. Only five of her singles have managed to reach Top Ten, one of them being Here for the Party, which reached Top 3.Similarly to the single titled ” Homewrecker” which topped the number 2 as well as ” When I Think About Cheatin” reached top 4 on Billboard country charts.
In addition to that, the album entitled ” Here for the Part” had over five million copies. She has sold over 8 million records worldwide. Beyond that, the album was certified five times Multi-Platinum by the RIAA.
Gretchen on Here for the Party
To begin with with the single that made Gretchen win the Grammy Award. In 2003, Wilson got signed with the Epic Records and within the year, she was able to release her hit track ” Here for the Party”. Not so long, she releases the single that was the first Number One country hit song by a female artist in two years.Gretchen Wilson image
Not only that but also was the song that reached the top of the Hot Country Songs charts and number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. But before the release of the” Here for the Party” Gretchen first released Redneck Woman”. Whereupon, Wilson performed the song Here for the Party” as a support for bands like Montgomery Gentry and Brooks & Dunn
Meanwhile, Gretchen launched her second album, All Jacked Up on September 27, 2005. The song peaked to number 1 on both the Top 200 and Country album charts and sold 1 million copies. likewise, it reached No. 21 on the Hot Country Songs charts, setting a record for the highest debut ever made by a female artist.
Sooner or later, the song record was broken in late 2007 by Carrie Underwood’s “So Small”. But the single was still used at one time, by ESPN as the opening theme for its baseball coverage. The songs in the album ” All Jacked Up” are “Politically Incorrect” which she collaborated with Merle Haggard
“I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today” Gretchen was nominated for two Grammy Awards via song I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today”. Best Female Country Vocal Performance, and Best Country Song
Wilson Right on Time
She released the album on April 2, 2013, with the original song titled” Right on Time”. However, Gretchen released her first Christmas album, Christmas in My Heart, on October 8, 2013. The album also had A collection of rock covers titled ”Under the Covers” which was released on June 4, 2013
Gretchen Wilson Charities
- She has raised over $1.5 million through benefit performances for children’s charities, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation
- Gretchen has served as the national spokesperson for Country Bands Together, a national obesity education and counseling/support campaign sponsored by Allergan.
- Advocacy for adult education, including testimony before Congress on the value and importance of support for adult learners. Wilson dropped out of high school while in 9th grade but gained her GED in 2008 through an adult education college
Gretchen on Politics
On September 3, 2008, she sang the National Anthem of the U.S with help from other artists. In addition to that, Wilson and her band also performed during a rally for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 22, 2008, to a crowd of approximately 12,000 supporters.
Gretchen Wilson Studio Albums
- Here for the Party (2004)
- All Jacked Up (2005)
- One of the Boys (2007)
- I Got Your Country Right Here (2010)
- Right on Time (2013)
- Under the Covers (2013)
- Ready to Get Rowdy (2017)
- Grammy Award Best Female Country Vocal Performance on 2004
- 2005 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year
- The Top Female Vocalist, on 2004
- 2004 ACM Top New Artist
- 2004 CMA Horizon Award
Gretchen Wilson Instagram
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— Gretchen Wilson (@gw27) April 22, 2019