Gretchen Wilson CD gets delayed
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
– Gretchen Wilson's newest single Don't Do Me No Good
didn't do her all that much good. The Redneck Woman wasn't able to crack the top 40 with the single, which came out July 14.
Don't look for Wilson's next album, tentatively titled "I Got Your Country Right Here," this fall as previously indicated by her label. Instead, the latest word is that a new Wilson CD looms for early 2009. When a lead single from an album does not do well on the charts, albums often are delayed by the record label.
Wilson has not cracked the top 10 on any of her 7 singles since All Jacked Upreached number 8 in 2005. All three of Wilson's CDs, however, have gone to number one.
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