Chanteuse Country US née le 26 juin 1973 à Pocahontas (Illinois).
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.
Talents : Singer, Guitar
Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country Pop
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Années en activité :
|07/2004||CD EPIC 675173 (US)||Redneck Woman (album version) / Rebel Child / It Ain't Easy / Redneck Woman (video version)|
|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|
|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|
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