Chanteuse Country US née le 26 Juin 1973 à Pocahontas (Illinois).

In late May 2004, Gretchen Wilson's debut single, "Redneck Woman," became the first by a solo female singer to top the Billboard country singles chart in over two years; it also reached number one faster than any single in the previous decade. At the same time, her debut album, Here for the Party, entered the country album chart at number one and the pop album chart at number two with sales of 227,000 copies, the biggest opening week for a new country artist on record. Given the overtly country style of her music at a time when much country had been leaning toward pop, Wilson was immediately hailed as the latest in a long line of country artists leading the music back to its roots.
Her own roots went back to the tiny town of Pocahontas, IL (36 miles east of St. Louis, MO), where she began singing as a child. Her mother was 16 when she was born on June 26, 1973; her father left when she was two. She grew up poor, living in a succession of trailer parks. She went to school only through the eighth grade, and at 14 was working as a cook and bartender in the same club where her mother worked. By the age of 20, she was singing in two different bands in the area. She moved to Nashville in 1996 and tended bar while singing on demos and in clubs for the next seven years. During this period, she became part of an informal group of singers and songwriters known as the Muzik Mafia who met once a week to try out new material. She and John Rich, another member of the group (and a former member of Lonestar), wrote "Redneck Woman," an autobiographical song in which she unabashedly celebrated her redneck, white-trash background.
In 2003, she auditioned for and was signed by Epic Records. "Redneck Woman" was released as a single in the late winter of 2004 and immediately began its march up the charts. Here for the Party, originally scheduled for release in July, was moved up to May 11 because of the quick success of the single. As it, too, became a hit, Wilson agreed to opening spots on tours with Brooks & Dunn and Montgomery Gentry in the summer of 2004. By this time "Redneck Woman" had become a classic country anthem and Wilson was a superstar. She coped with the instant celebrity, and continued to work as a musician, finding time to write a book, also called Redneck Woman, which hit shops in 2005, the same year her follow-up album, All Jacked Up, appeared. One of the Boys, a deeply personal album, and the first album in which Wilson had a hand in writing most of the songs, was released in 2007.  Her parting album for Sony was a best-of in 2009. "Work Hard, Play Harder," her first independently released single on her own Redneck Records imprint, arrived in late 2009, followed by the I Got Your Country Right Here album in 2010. She released the impressive and diverse Right on Time on Redneck Records in 2013, along with an album of covers of '70s rock songs, Under the Covers, and the holiday album Christmas in My Heart. After a four-year hiatus, much of which she spent raising her family, Wilson returned with Ready to Get Rowdy in the summer of 2017.

http://www.gretchenwilson.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country Pop, Pop-Rock

https://youtu.be/wI6iGiIHRKk 

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

07/2004 CD EPIC 675173 (US) Redneck Woman (album version) / Rebel Child / It Ain't Easy / Redneck Woman (video version)

Albums

05/2004 CD EPIC 90903 (US) HERE FOR THE PARTY - Here For The Party / Redneck Woman / When I Think About Cheatin' / Homewrecker / Holdin' You / Chariot / What Happened / When It Rains / The Bed / Pocahontas Proud
09/2005 CD EPIC 94169 (US) ALL JACKED UP - All Jacked Up / California Girls / Full Time Job / Skoal Ring / He Ain't Even Cold Yet / One Bud Wiser / Politically Uncorrect / I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today / Rebel Child / Raining On Me / Not Bad For A Bartender
05/2007 CD SONY 89201 (US) ONE OF THE BOYS - Girl I Am / Come To Bed (John RICH & Gretchen WILSON) / One Of The Boys / You Don't Have To Go Home / Heaven Help Me / There's A Place In The Whiskey / If You Want A Mother / Pain Killer / There Goes The Neighborhood / Good Ole Boy / To Tell You The Truth
01/2010 CD SONY 61894 (US) GREATEST HITS - Redneck Woman / Here For The Party / Homewrecker / When I Think About Cheatin' / California Girls / Politically Uncorrect / I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today / One Of The Boys / Come To Bed / All Jacked Up / Barracuda [live]
03/2010 CD REDNECK RDNK200 (US) I GOT YOUR COUNTRY RIGHT HERE - I Got Your Country Right Here / Work Hard, Play Harder / I'm Only Human / The Earrings Song / Trucker Man / Blue Collar Done Turn Red / Outlaws And Renegades / Walk On Water / Love On The Line / As Far As You Know / I'd Love To Be Your Last
01/2012 CD COLUMBIA 915272 (US) PLAYLIST : THE VERY BEST OF GRETCHEN WILSON - Here For The Party / Redneck Woman / When I Think About Cheatin' / Homewrecker / All Jacked Up / I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today / Politically Uncorrect (Gretchen WILSON feat. Merle HAGGARD) / California Girls / Come to Bed (Gretchen WILSON feat. John RICH) / One Of The Boys (Gretchen WILSON feat. John RICH) / Barracuda [live] / Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down / Don't Do Me No Good / If I Could Do It All Again   
08/2012 2 CD LEGACY / SONY 541032 (US) HERE FOR THE PARTY / ALL JACKED UP :
CD 1 : Here For The Party / Redneck Woman / When I Think About Cheatin' / Homewrecker / Holdin' You / Chariot / What Happened / When It Rains / The Bed / Pocahontas Proud
CD 2 : All Jacked Up / California Girls / Full Time Job / Skoal Ring / He Ain't Even Cold Yet / One Bud Wiser / Politically Uncorrect / I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today / Rebel Child / Raining On Me / Not Bad For A Bartender / (untitled hidden track)
11/2012 CD BMG / SONY 194244 (US) COUNTRY - Redneck Woman / Here For The Party / Homewrecker / When It Rains / I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today / California Girls / Skoal Ring / One Of The Boys / There's A Place In The Whiskey / You Don't Have To Go Home
04/2013 CD REDNECK RDNK 202 (US) RIGHT ON TIME - Get Outta My Yard / Still Rollin' / Grandma / Crazy / The Well Run Dry / The Gypsy In Me / Dust & Bone / Right On Time / My Truck (Gretchen WILSON feat. Josh MALTER) / One Good Friend / I've Been In Love / Hey Love / Birds Of A Feather   
06/2013 CD REDNECK RDNK 203 (US) UNDER THE COVERS - Stay With Me / Doctor My Eyes / Everybody Wants You / Bell Bottom Blues / Funk #49 / Hot Blooded / Over The Hills & Far Away / I Want You To Want Me / Lights / Her Strut / Bad Company / Into The Mystic
10/2013 CD REDNECK RDNK 207 (US)

Christmas in My Heart - Christmas In My Heart / Santa, I've Been Naughty / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas / If You See Rudolph / Nuttin' For Christmas / Silent Night / Have A Holly Jolly Christmas / The Christmas Song / I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas / Blue Christmas

08/2014 CD REDNECK RDNK 205 (US)

Snapshot - Work Hard Play Harder / Still Rollin' / I'd Love To Be Your Last / Get Outta My Yard / Trucker Man / Grandma / I Got Your Country Right Here / One Good Friend / The Earrings Song / Right On Time

10/2014 CD REDNECK 211 (US)

Still Here for the Party - Live from St. Louis - Here For The Party / Homewrecker / When I Think About Cheatin' / When It Rains / Holding You / Chariot / What Happened / Pocahontas Proud / The Bed / Redneck Woman / All Jacked Up / Rock n Roll

06/2017 CD REDNECK 404 (US)

Ready to Get Rowdy - Stacy / Salt Mines / Summertme Town / Rowdy / Whiskey And My Bible / Bad Feeling / Letting Go Of Hanging On / I Ain't That Desperate Yet / Hard Earned Money / Mary Kay & Maybelline / A Little Loretta / Big Wood Deck

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