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Gretchen Wilson

Gretchen Wilson

  • HOMETOWN:Pocahontas, Illinois , United States
  • BIRTHDAY:Jun 26, 1973
  • AGE:45
  • HEIGHT:5'4

ALBUMS:

Here For The Party (2004)

All Jacked Up (2005)

One Of The Boys (2007)

I Got Your Country Right Here (2010)

Greatest Hits (2010)

Playlist: The Very Best Of Gretchen Wilson (2012)

Right On Time (2013)

Under The Covers (2013)

Christmas In My Heart (2013)

Still Here For The Party (2014)

Snapshot (2014)

Early Gretchen (EP) (2014)

Ready To Get Rowdy (2017)

CHILDREN:

Gracie Frances Penner

SIBLINGS:

Josh Malter

GENDER:

Female

GIVEN NAME:

Gretchen Renée Wilson

FAMILY NAME:

Wilson

HOME LOCATION:

Lebanon, Tennessee

HOME REGION:

United States

MEMBER OF:

Recording Academy

EARLY LIFE

Gretchen Wilson is the product of what it really means to rise up from nothing into stardom. Country singer Gretchen Wilson grew up in various trailer parks in Illinois with her single mother. Gretchen’s mother had the now famous singer when she was just 16 years old. Gretchen grew up in poverty but always had a deep love for country music. In 9th grade, the singer packed up, dropped out of school, and moved to Nashville with only $500 to her name in hopes of creating a better life for herself through pursuing a career in music. 


MUSIC CAREER

When Gretchen arrived in Nashville, she worked as a waitress for over 4 years before gaining any success with her music. One night, country duo Big & Rich heard Gretchen singing at a local club and from that connection her career took off.  Today, the singer-songwriter is best known for her hit song “Redneck Woman” which describes her true country roots. Gretchen has been nominated for 10 Grammy awards, has won a Grammy for Best Female Country Performance, has won 2 CMA awards, and 2 ACM awards. This talented singer-songwriter is a true depiction of a country girl going from rags to riches and most recently released her 2017 album Ready To Get Rowdy which includes a collaboration with Kid Rock.

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