Country Pop Bites: Gretchen Wilson – July 19
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2004 Gretchen Wilson's "Here For The Party" album was certified double-platinum?
It’s true! Listen to the song here!
Here are 5 little known truths about Gretchen Wilson.
- Gretchen Renée Wilson was born on June 26, 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois to a single mother.
- She left home and dropped out of school in ninth grade. She would later get her GED.
- She worked as a bar tender and worked in the kitchen at local clubs, singing for extra tips to pay the bills.
- Her big break came in the form of singer-songwriters Big & Rich, who heard her sing one night and were impressed by her talent. They introduced her to the Nashville music community.
- She and former boyfriend Michael Penner have a daughter, Grace Frances.