Country Pop Bites: Gretchen Wilson – May 18
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2005 Gretchen Wilson earned a gold single with "Here For The Party"?
It's true! She also earned a platinum one with "Redneck Woman"!
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Here are 5 interesting facts about Gretchen Wilson.
- She moved to Nashville in 1996 to pursue a music career and was eventually spotted performing at a bar by Big Kenny and John Rich, aka Big and Rich, who hired her to sing on their demos.
- She published a memoir in 2006 titled Redneck Woman: Stories From My Life.
- She earned her G.E.D. at age 34 alongside her 21-year-old cousin. The experience prompted her to become an advocate for adult-education funding, and she received a National Coalition for Literacy Leadership Award in 2009.
- She parted ways with Sony Music in 2009 and started her own record label, Redneck Records, with its first release her 2010 album I Got Your Country Right Here.
- She supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Children's Miracle Network.