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.