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Given Name

Date of Birth

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Gretchen Renee Wilson June 26, 1973 Pocahontas, Illinois

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GRETCHEN WILSON BIOGRAPHY

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Gretchen Renée Wilson (born June 26, 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois) is a Grammy Award-winning American country music singer. Her debut album, Here for the Party, topped the US country charts in 2004 and reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

 

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Gretchen Wilson

Background information

Birth name Gretchen Renée Wilson

Born June 26, 1973

Origin Pocahontas, Illinois

Genre(s) Country

Years active 2004 - Present

Associated

acts Musik Mafia

Big & Rich

 

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Personal life

Gretchen Wilson is from a small town with a population of 700. She was raised in a trailer park in Pocahontas, Illinois, by a single mother, who was 16 when Wilson was born. Her father left his wife and baby two years later. Wilson grew up in poverty, living in a succession of trailer parks as her mother struggled to pay the rent by working as a waitress at a diner. She left school during the ninth grade. At age 14 she worked as a cook and bartender and was singing for tips, busking in rural Illinois, at a place called Big O's.

 

Wilson has a daughter, Grace Frances Penner (born November 9, 2000) fathered by her longtime boyfriend Michael Penner. Wilson and Penner have since ended their relationship. The night she won her CMA Horizon Award, she stated that she felt bad for taking home such a wonderful gift on her daughter's birthday.

 

After seeing the movie Super Size Me, Gretchen Wilson announced a commitment to eating at McDonald's at every stop along her world tour.[citation needed]

 

Early career

Living on her own since the age of 15, Wilson sang in two bar bands by the age of 20. In 1996, she moved to Nashville to pursue her career in music, but found little initial success. She received her "break" when John Rich, formerly a member of Lonestar, suggested that she write songs with him in 2000. After some reluctance, she started working with him as a member of the MuzikMafia, an informal group of aspiring country songwriters and singers that met every Tuesday night. She also started singing as a backup singer on records.

 

She currently resides in Lebanon, TN.

 

Chart success

Wilson signed with Epic Records in 2003 and recorded Here for the Party in 2003. The first single, "Redneck Woman," was released in early 2004 and quickly became a hit reaching the top of the Billboard country singles charts and #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. Due to the success of "Redneck Woman," Here for the Party was released earlier than planned on May 11, 2004, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard country chart. It also reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Internet album sales charts. She built on the success on the album by performing as support artist for Brooks & Dunn and Montgomery Gentry.

 

The album and single have been released in markets outside the US and the album has reached #2 on the Australian country charts (behind Kasey Chambers) and the top 50 of the Australian charts. As of 5 July 2004, "Redneck Woman" was #1 on a world composite country chart (based on the US, UK and Australia), and "Here for the Party" was #4 as an album track.

 

Grammy Award history

Category Genre Album or Song Year Result

Best Country Album Country All Jacked Up 2006 Nominated

Best Female Country Vocal Performance Country "All Jacked Up" 2006 Nominated

Best Country Song Country "All Jacked Up" 2006 Nominated

Best Country Collaboration w/ Vocals Country "Politically Uncorrect" 2006 Nominated

Best Country Female Vocal Performance Country "Redneck Woman" 2005 Won

Best New Artist General N/A 2005 Nominated

Best Country Song Country "Redneck Woman" 2005 Nominated

Best Country Album Country Here for the Party 2005 Nominated

 

Awards

2005 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year

2004 CMA Horizon Award

2004 Grammy Award Best Female Country Vocal Performance

 

Discography

 

Albums

Year Album Chart Sales

2004 Here for the Party #2 US US : 4.3 million (4x platinum)

2005 All Jacked Up #1 (debut) US US : 1.1 million (1x platinum)

 

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album

US Hot 100 US Country

2004 "Redneck Woman" #22 #1 Here for the Party

2004 "Here for the Party" #39 #3 Here for the Party

2005 "When I Think About Cheatin'" #39 #4 Here for the Party

2005 "Homewrecker" #56 #2 Here for the Party

2005 "All Jacked Up" #42 #8 All Jacked Up

2005 "I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today" - #22 All Jacked Up

2006 "Politically Uncorrect" (feat. Merle Haggard) - #23 All Jacked Up

2006 "California Girls" - #25 All Jacked Up

 

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Here For The Party

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Here for the Party

Redneck Woman

When I Think About Cheatin'

Homewrecker

Holdin' You

Chariot

What Happened

When It Rains

The Bed

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All Jacked Up

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He Ain't Even Cold Yet         

One Bud Wiser          

Politically Uncorrect 

I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today

Rebel Child    

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Not Bad for a Bartender        

Good Morning Heartache      

     

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