Gretchen Wilson graduates high school
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Gretchen Wilson graduates high school

Friday, May 16, 2008 – Gretchen Wilson may be a star in country music, but one thing she did not have was a high school diploma - until last night. Wilson completed a GED course to enable her to earn her diploma at a public graduation ceremony held at the First Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tenn.

The surprise guest speaker for the evening was Charlie Daniels.

Wilson decided to get the diploma because of her daughter, Gracie, 8. Wilson enrolled in courses along with a cousin, who also graduated. Wilson dropped out of school back home in Illinois.

Wilson is recording her fourth album for SonyBMG with the disc due this fall.


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