Gretchen Wilson debut goes 5x platinum
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
– Gretchen Wilson’s debut CD, "Here For The Party," was certified quintuple platinum for sales in excess of five million units. The critically-acclaimed album was released May 11, 2004 and spent a record nine weeks atop the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
Her first single “Redneck Woman” spent a record six weeks at number 1 and has reached well over 100,000 digital downloads.
Wilson recently completed her first book, "Redneck Woman – Stories from My Life," which will hit stores next Tuesday, Oct. 31.
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Although Gretchen Wilson produced this new holiday album for Redneck Records, thank goodness our famous redneck woman didn't attempt a redneck Christmas album. The closest she gets to being redneck-y is by appearing as a shotgun-wielding gal tied up in Christmas lights inside the CD booklet. Oh, and If You See Rudolph is a bit of a hunting song, which true rednecks will appreciate.
While Wilson produced the 10-track release, she did not write any of its songs. On the secular/sacred scale, ...
This has been a busy year for country's original "redneck girl": Gretchen Wilson released an album of original songs, "Right on Time," in April, led by the single Still Rollin', and her first Christmas album, "Christmas in My Heart," hit the shelves in October. In between, she climbed "Under the Covers" with Rod Stewart and the Faces, Jackson Browne, Led Zeppelin and Derek and the Dominoes, among others, for a night on the town singing classic rock songs. ...
Gretchen Wilson is an example of how quickly commercial success can come and go in this whacky business. The Redneck Woman was all the rage in 2004 with "Here's to the Party." The flag bearer for the trailer park crowd personified the tough chick, but there was far more musical depth to her than the persona she embraced through four albums including her last one, 2010's "I Got Your Country Right Here."
In this disposable world, even though her first 3 discs went ...