Wilson goes 360 on CMT program
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
– Gretchen Wilson recently taped CMT's "Studio 330 Sessions" Her performance and interview will begin airing Tuesday, Dec. 8.
A backstage look of Wilson playing her new new single Work Hard, Play Harder is at CMT's web site.
Fans also can hear unplugged renditions of When I Think About Cheatin', The Earring Song" and the title cut to her next album "I Got Your Country Right Here." During the exclusive interview, Wilson talked about the first time she performed live and her excitement about her new label Redneck Records.
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