Country Pop Bites: Gretchen Wilson – May 11
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2004 Epic released Gretchen Wilson's debut album, "Here For The Party"?
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Here are 5 little known truths about Gretchen Wilson.
- She was born in Pocahontas, Illinois, to a 16-year-old mother. Her father left before she was two years old, and she and her mother lived in trailer parks and relative poverty.
- She dropped out of the 9th grade at age 15 to work as a cook and bartender in rural Illinois. She did eventually get her GED.
- Her daughter, Grace Frances Penner was born on November 9, 2000.
- She has been active in support for children's charities, adult education, and the fight against obesity.
- She is a lifelong St Louis Cardinals fan. Her song Redneck Woman was reissued as Redbird Fever and became a favorite with the team & fans.