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Gretchen Wilson To Release Holiday Album

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Gretchen Wilson will be decking the halls a bit early this year with the release of her first Holiday album, Christmas In My Heart, to be released on October 8, 2013. The 10-song album will be released on Wilson’s Redneck Records and will feature a mix of traditional songs and original tracks.

“This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Gretchen. “We really took our time and came up with a fun mix of classic songs and found some great new songs to record.”

The album’s original tracks include title-track “Christmas In My Heart” written by Greg Barnhill, “Santa I’ve Been Naughty” by Robert Simbeck and Frank Michels and “If You See Rudolph,” written by Trent Willmon, Jenee Fleenor & Rob Byus.

Classics include “Blue Christmas,” “The Christmas Song” and “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

Christmas In My Heart Track Listing:

1. Christmas In My Heart
2. Santa I’ve Been Naughty
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
4. If You See Rudolph
5. Nuttin’ For Christmas
6. Silent Night
7. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
8. The Christmas Song
9. I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
10. Blue Christmas

Gretchen Wilson returns to St. Louis to tape live DVD

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In May of 2004, Gretchen Wilson celebrated the release of her record-setting Here For The Party cd with several hundred of her closest friends at the famous St. Louis nightclub The Pageant. On October 15, 2013, Gretchen and her band will return to The Pageant to perform the ground-breaking album in its entirety for the first time. The one-night-only event will be recorded for a live STILL Here For The Party CD and DVD, which are set for release in May of 2014 to commemorate the cd’s 10-year anniversary.

Here For The Party was Gretchen’s first of three consecutive albums that debuted at #1. Her “Redneck Woman” anthem hit #1 after only 12 weeks on the chart and camped out there for five record-breaking weeks. The album went on to sell over six million units and earned Gretchen considerable acclaim and a mantle full of awards.

 “The Pageant and St. Louis in general are really special to me for many reasons,” said Gretchen, who grew up in nearby Pocahontas, IL and cut her musical teeth performing at many St. Louis clubs. “It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years since we released Here For The Party, and we’re excited about the fans in St. Louis being a part of this event.”

Tickets for the October 15 performance and taping at The Pageant are extremely limited and will go on sale Friday, September 13, 2013 at and Ticketmaster. In keeping with Gretchen’s lucky number 27, all general admission tickets will be $27.00. Reserved balcony seats will be $35.00.

Doors will open at 7:00pm, and music will begin at 8:00pm.

Through her own Redneck Records label, Gretchen released a new country album entitled Right On Time in April, the 13-song Rock covers record Under The Covers in May, and a new Christmas cd is due out in the fall.

Gretchen Wilson joins ESPN for NASCAR coverage

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Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Gretchen Wilson will be featured in ESPN’s telecasts of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which begins with the Sunday, Sept. 15, event at Chicagoland Speedway.

Wilson, who has appeared at numerous NASCAR races and had a connection to racing as a child, will narrate and appear in the opening teases of the telecasts of the 10 races, with each tease tailored to the racetrack hosting that week’s event. In addition, her music will be featured through the entire Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on ESPN.

“Just as NASCAR appeals to a great cross-section of American people, the same can be said for Gretchen Wilson’s blend of song and attitude that has made her an icon of the music industry for the past decade,” said Rich Feinberg, ESPN vice president, motorsports, production. “We look forward to showcasing her music and personality during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.” 

Wilson exploded onto the country music scene in 2004 with her smash hit “Redneck Woman” and has since scored three No. 1 albums. The critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter has won virtually every award for which she’s been nominated, including trophies from the Grammys, ACM, CMA, AMA and more. CMT listed her “Redneck Woman” video at No. 11 in their Top 100 videos in 2008. Her first book, the autobiographical Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life, landed her on the prestigious New York Times Best Seller List.

Gretchen formed her own record company, Redneck Records, in 2009, and her “I’d Love To Be Your Last” single from her “I Got Your Country Right Here” CD received two Grammy nominations. She has three album releases this year, including a new country offering entitled “Right On Time” and the 13-song rock covers record “Under the Covers,” both in stores now, and a Christmas CD that will be released in the fall.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be associated with NASCAR and ESPN as we begin the Chase,” said Wilson. “Many of the fans who show up at our concerts on Saturday nights are watching the races on Sundays. I’m honored to be a part of this great American tradition and look forward to seeing the fans at some races this fall.”

Wilson, who has sung the national anthem at several NASCAR races, became interested in the sport as a child.

 “I’ve been a racing fan ever since my uncle ran dirt tracks outside St. Louis when I was a kid,” she said. “He would let me clean the mud out of the wheel wells with a 2×4, and I thought I was part of the pit crew. This has already been an exciting season, and I think it’s about to get crazy.”

Wilson’s musical contributions to ESPN also will be featured online at with updates on Twitter at @espnmusic and @ESPNNASCAR. Wilson is on Twitter as @gw27.

Nine of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will air on ESPN, with the race on Saturday night, Oct. 12, at Charlotte Motor Speedway airing on ABC. The season ends at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Auction #6: Autographed Gretchen Wilson package

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Our next item up for auction is a pretty cool autographed package courtesy of Gretchen Wilson. The winning bidder will win ONE (1) autographed “Here For The Party” album, ONE (1) autographed camouflage hat, and ONE (1) autographed 5×7 picture.

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DVR Alert: Gretchen Wilson to co-host The View

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Three weeks after kicking off the release of her critically-acclaimed Right On Time album with a performance on “The Today Show,” Gretchen Wilson heads back to New York to guest co-host “The View” on Thursday, April 25, 2013. She will join Whoopie Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters, as longtime co-host Joy Behar transitions out of the show.

On joining the panel for the day, Gretchen said:

“I’m not sure if they knew what they were getting themselves into, when they booked me for the show. This will be completely different from what I do every day, but I’m really looking forward to hanging out with these strong women and maybe even stirring things up!”

Gretchen’s first album in three years, the 13-cut Right On Time, hit stores nationwide on Tuesday, April 2. Associated Press said of the new music, “…Wilson rocks as hard as she desires while choosing songs that represent her lifestyle and point of view – just as she always has…it continues the fiercely autobiographical stance that distances Wilson from most modern country artists in all the right ways.”

Following the taping, Gretchen will head to Foxborough, MA for a Friday performance at Toby Keith‘s I Love This Bar & Grill. For Gretchen Wilson news, tour dates, merchandise and her exclusive Club 27, visit or

DVR Alert: Gretchen Wilson on the TODAY Show

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Grammy-winning superstar Gretchen Wilson will celebrate the release of her Right On Time album with a performance of her “Still Rollin’” single on “The Today Show” on April 2, 2013. The following day, she will sign copies of the new cd at New York’s popular J&R Records, 23 Park Row in Manhattan from noon to 2:00 pm.

Gretchen’s first album in three years, the 13-cut Right On Time hits stores nationwide on Tuesday, April 2. Fans can still hear samples of every cut and pre-order the album at iTunes and Amazon for the special price of $7.99 through Monday, April 1.

Right On Time includes tracks written by Gretchen, Vicky McGehee, Kacey Musgraves, Jim Beavers, Leslie Satcher, Rachel Farley, Shane McAnally, Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette, Dennis Morgan and others.

She will be touring heavily in support of the album with dates in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and throughout the Midwest in the coming months.

New Music From Gretchen Wilson


Grammy Award-winning artist, Gretchen Wilson, is back in full force and has plenty of new music set to be released this year!

In 2009, Wilson formed her own record company, Redneck Records. Her first album release under her label was her I Got Your Country Right Here CD. The record included the song (and one of my personal Gretchen favorites), “I’d Love To Be Your Last,” and garnered two Grammy nominations.

Wilson’s new album, Right On Time, will hit stores on April 2nd and will feature the single, “Still Rollin.’” The song, penned by Wilson and Vicky McGehee, ships to radio this week.


The critically acclaimed singer/songwriter is very excited for her upcoming releases:

 I am very excited to have so much new music coming out this year… We are already touring, and are looking forward to an incredible year with old friends, and new beginnings!

On May 28th, Wilson will also be releasing an album of classic 70s rock hits entitled Under The Covers. And if that isn’t enough new music for all of you fans, she is releasing a full-length Christmas album in October.

We are happy to have all of this Gretchen music to look forward to!

For more information, check out her official sites: or

Gretchen Wilson Releases New Single on iTunes


She may be on the Gang of Outlaws Tour with ZZ Top & 3 Doors Down, but NRA Country Artist of the month, Gretchen Wilson, still has her roots firmly planted in country music. Her new single “One Good Friend” hit iTunes today and will be sent to radio soon.

 The single was written by Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette and Dennis Morgan, and produced by Gretchen and Blake Chancey. Chancey co-produced her last CD, I Got Your Country Right Here, which yielded the Grammy-nominated “I’d Love To Be Your Last.”

The single was love at first listen for Gretchen. “The first time I heard this song it blew me away. “The lyric hit me really hard, and fans at the ZZ Top shows are telling me it’s doing the same thing to them.”

Although she may seem a bit of an outcast on her current tour, Gretchen has nothing but raves about her current gig. “It’s been a blast out there,” she added. “People are coming up to me and saying, ‘I’ve never heard of you, but I’m buying all of your music!’ This has been a great opportunity to get out and hit a totally new audience.”
The tour will run through the end of June, and fans of Gretchen can purchase an exclusive VIP package that includes an exclusive meet & greet with Gretchen on her tour bus, a VIP-Only Laminate, a guaranteed ticket in one of the first 15 rows of the concert, one-of-a-kind Gretchen Wilson Box Set, personal photo taken with Gretchen, and an autographed copy of her critically acclaimed I Got Your Country Right Here album. For additional details or to purchase a VIP Package, visit or

Gretchen Wilson Named NRA Country Artist of the Month

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Singer/songwriter Gretchen Wilson has been names the NRA Country Artist of the Month for June.  Wilson joins fellow country artists Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, and Justin Moore who have teamed up with NRA Country to show their love and support for our servicemen and women, the great outdoors, and family.

 As I go through this journey called ‘life,’ I am reminded every day of God’s sweet blessings.  Freedom to live my life the way I was raised is what makes me who I am.  I am Gretchen Wilson. I am a strong woman.  I am NRA Country! God Bless America.

As a part of the June promotion, Gretchen Wilson fans can register to win a I Got Your Country Right Here Deluxe Box set prize pack that includes

I Got Your Country Right Here CD

32-page full-color photo book

Poster size replica of the US Constitution

3′ x 5′ “I Got Your Country Right Here” Flag

All in a collectors box

- T-shirt, hat, picture

- And a personal phone call from Gretchen

To register, visit from now through the end of June to register to win.

VIDEO: New Gretchen Wilson Single

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Country’s “Redneck Woman” Gretchen Wilson will be releasing a brand new song right during the middle of CMA Fest. “One Good Friend” will be released digitally on June 5th according to Amazon, but you can preview her new music right here with a 1:30 short clip of her live performance of the new single from a show in Biloxi, MS on March 30th, 2012 as captured by a fan . Check it out below and let us know what you think about some new Gretchen music.