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?

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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.