Gretchen Frances Wilson (born June 26, 1973) is an American country music singer and guitarist. Her debut album, Here for the Party, topped the US country charts in 2004 and reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her two subsequent albums All Jacked Up and One of the Boys have also reached the top of the US country charts. She has won a Grammy Award for her music.
Gretchen was born in Pocahontas, Illinois, to a 16-year-old mother, and Gretchen's father left the family before she was two years old. Living in trailer parks and relative poverty, Gretchen's mother worked as a waitress to support the family. Gretchen began singing for Kmart as a child. She dropped out of the 8th grade at the age of 15 to work as a cook and bartender in rural Illinois.
After a failed marriage to former Baywolfe band mate Larry Rolens, she moved to Nashville and began dating Mike Penner. They have a daughter, Grace Frances Penner, who was born November 9, 2000. Contrary to rumors, Gretchen is not related to...
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(LiveDaily.com) Country singer Gretchen Wilson is beginning to piece together her 2008 schedule as she continues to back her most recent album, "One of the Boys," which hit stores earlier this year.
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Track listing: All Jacked UpCalifornia GirlsFull Time JobSkoal RingHe Ain't Even Cold YetOne Bud WiserPolitically Uncorrect (feat. Merle Haggard)I Don't Feel Like Loving You TodayRebel ChildRaining on MeNot Bad for a BartenderThe Other Side of Me (feat. Kid Rock)Good Morning Heartache
Track listing: Homewrecker (live)Redneck Woman (live)Here for the Party (live)Salt on Your GlassOur America
Track listing: When It RainsAll Jacked Up
Track listing: Redneck WomanWhen I Think About Cheatin'Holdin' YouChariotWhat HappenedWhen It RainsThe Bed (feat. Big & Rich)Pocahontas ProudHomewreckerHere for the Party
Gretchen Wilson was born