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Gretchen Wilson plays hard for NASCAR

Friday, November 13, 2009 – Gretchen Wilson's first single, Work Hard, Play Harder, will be included in a feature called "The Art of the Burnout" during the NASCAR Ford 400 season finale Sprint Cup race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 22.

"This is a perfect song for racing, because NASCAR fans really do work hard and play harder," said Wilson. "It's an anthem for working-class people, and especially working females like myself."

The single is being offered as a free download in People Magazine's December country music issue. Written by Wilson, John Rich and Vicky McGehee, the song will be included on Gretchen's "I Got Your Country Right Here" album dropping in early 2010 on her new Redneck Records label.


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