Gretchen Wilson looks to launch own label
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Gretchen Wilson looks to launch own label

Thursday, July 30, 2009 – Gretchen Wilson apparently is looking to form her own record label in the wake of splitting with SonyNashville. She made those comments Wednesday in an interview with the Associated Press.

Wilson hopes to release a single in September and a new album in November.

Part of the problem, Wilson said, was that the staff at the label changed drasticall8y since her 2004 release, "Here for the Party." "Today, maybe three of those original people I was working with are there," Wilson said. "It started feeling like it wasn't my family anymore. I didn't feel as comfortable as I wanted to."

She also indicated that having her own label suited her personality. "I'm high-strung," she said. "I move fast, and I'm the kind of person who, when I start something, I don't like to walk away from it until I'm finished.

"I'm on cloud nine," she said. "I can't wait to get moving and get started. It's really exciting to think how fast I can move and how quickly I can do things. I feel like I'm reborn."

Wilson's sales have continually decreased since the first disc despite receiving good reviews for "All Jacked Up" in2005 and "One of the Boys" in 2007.

She said her next disc would be in the southern rock vein.

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