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BIRTHDAY: June 26, 1973
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BIGGEST LP: Here For The Party (2004)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen Wilson was born in Illinois on June 26, 1973. By the time Gretchen arrived in Nashville in 1996, she had already experienced a lifetime of having to grow up quicker than her peers. The fight to get her music heard paid off finally with her debut LP which ushered in praise from critics as a return to true country music.

2004...

May
Gretchen Wilson - Here For The Partybutton.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen released her debut LP, Here For The Party. Rolling Stone said of the LP: "On this debut, her vocals are just as brassy as her attitude, but she also proves you can be sandpaper-raw and still be complicated. There isn't a wasted song on Here For The Party, and there's no country persona she can't inhabit..."
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen topped the Billboard Country Singles chart for 5 weeks with "Redneck Woman."

button.gif (123 bytes) Here For The Party topped the Billboard Country LP chart for 9 weeks - the first time a new artist debuted at #1 on the chart.

June
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Here For The Party was certified platinum.

June
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Here For The Party was certified 2x platinum.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen won the Horizon Award at the Country Music Association Awards.
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen won an
American Music Award for Favorite Breakthrough Artist and was nominated for Favorite Country Female Artist. Gretchen also performed at the ceremony.
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Here For The Party was certified 3x platinum.

December
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Here For The Party was the 5th biggest-selling LP in the US for year with sales during the year topping 2.9 million.
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Country Artist - Female (singles & albums), Top New Country Artist, and Top Country Album Artist - Female

2005...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Female and was nominated for Best Country Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("Redneck Woman"), Best Country Album (Here For The Party), and Best New Artist. Gretchen performed at the ceremony.
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Here For The Party was certified 4x platinum.

May
Gretchen Wilson - All Jacked Upbutton.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen won 2 Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Top New Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Here For The Party" was certified gold and "Redneck Woman" was certified platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen released her next LP All Jacked Up.


button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and the Top Country Albums chart with
All Jacked Up - selling over 264,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
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All Jacked Up was certified platinum.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen won a Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen won an
American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist and was nominated for Favorite Country Album (Here For The Party).

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen topped the
Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Country Artist - Female (singles & albums) and Top Hot Country Songs Artist - Female.

2006...

February
48th Grammy Awardsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance - Female and Best Country Song (awarded to the songwriters with Vicky McGehee and John Rich) ("All Jacked Up"), Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Politically Uncorrect" with Merle Haggard), and Best Country Album (All Jacked Up).
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen could be heard on Kid Rock's live LP
Live Trucker.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "All Jacked Up" was certified gold.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen could be heard on the tribute compilation She Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool: A Tribute To Barbara Mandrell with "The Midnight Oil."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Country Female Artist.

2007..

February
Gretchen Wilson - One Of The Boysbutton.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Female ("I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today").

May
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One Of The Boys.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen topped the Billboard Country Albums chart with
One Of The Boys.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Redneck Woman" was certified platinum.

2008..

October
Gretchen Wilson - 'Greatest Hits'button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen could be heard dueting with Elvis Presley on Elvis Presley Christmas Duets on the track "Merry Christmas Baby."

2010...

January
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Greatest Hits.

March
Gretchen Wilson - 'I Got Your Country Right Here'button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen released I Got Your Country Right Here.

2011...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen was nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance - Female ("I'd Love To Be Your Last").

2013...

April
Gretchen Wilson - 'Right On Time'button.gif (123 bytes) Gretchen will released Right On Time.

June
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Under The Covers.






LPs
Gretchen Wilson - Here For The Party
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Here For The Party
Released: May, 2004
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Here For The Party" - "Redneck Woman" - "When I Think About Cheatin'" - "Homewrecker" - "Holdin' You" - "Chariot" - "What Happened" - "When It Rains" - "The Bed" - "Pocahontas Proud"
Gretchen Wilson - All Jacked Up
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
All Jacked Up
Released: September, 2005
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "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"
Gretchen Wilson - One Of The Boys
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
One Of The Boys
Released: May, 2007
Billboard peak: # 5
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B+
Tracks: "Girl I Am" - "Come To Bed" - "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"
Gretchen Wilson - 'Greatest Hits'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Greatest Hits
Released: January, 2010
Billboard peak: # 5
Tracks: "Redneck Woman" - "Here For The Party" - "Homewrecker" - "When I Think About Cheatin'" - "California Girls" - "Politically Uncorrect" (featuring Merle Haggard) - "I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today" - "One Of The Boys" - "Come To Bed" (featuring John Rich) - "All Jacked Up" - "Barracuda" (live)
Gretchen Wilson - 'I Got Your Country Right Here' I Got Your Country Right Here
Released: March, 2010
Tracks: "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"
Gretchen Wilson - 'Right On Time' Right On Time
Released: April 2, 2013
Tracks: "Still Rollin'" - "One Good Friend" - "I've Been In Love" - "Crazy" - "Birds Of A Feather" - "Dust & Bone" - "Hey Love" - "Grandma" - "My Truck" - "Outta My Yard" - "The Well Run Dry" - "The Gypsy In Me" - "Right On Time"
Gretchen Wilson - 'Under The Covers' Under The Covers
Released: June 4, 2013
Tracks: "Stay With Me" - "Doctor My Eyes" - "Everybody Wants You" - "Bell Bottom Blues" - "Funk No. 49" - "Hot Blooded" - "Over The Hills & Far Away" - "I Want You To Want Me" - "Lights" - "Her Strut" - "Bad Company" - "Into The Mystic"
 
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