Personalities | Gretchen Wilson | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1973)

Raised in rural Pocahontas, Illinois, Gretchen Wilson was one of the biggest acts to emerge on the country scene in some years. She moved to Nashville in 1996, where she eventually met John Rich, of singer-songwriters Big And Rich, and gave him a demo. This led to a deal with Epic, and two hit albums – Here For The Party (2004), which was certified quadruple platinum, and All Jacked Up (2005). Her good ol’ girl image and attitude has seen her break down barriers, and pick up the Female Vocalist Of The Year Award, 2005.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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