- Photos courtesy of Laura Markofsky
- “Gretchen Wilson poses with a Chevy
Silverado at the WSM radio tower outside Nashville for the 2007
“Chevy – Year in Country Music” calendar.
Gretchen Wilson at Radio City Music Hall
Sony Music Nashville recording artist Gretchen Wilson will
bring The Redneck Revolution Tour to the Big Apple on Thursday,
June 15, 2006 at 8:00 pm when she performs at Radio City Music
Hall with special guest Blaine Larsen.
As a subscriber to CMA eNews, you can buy tickets beginning
Monday, April 17 at 9:00 am EST through Thursday, April 20 at 9:00
pm EST before they go on sale to the general public.
Purchase your tickets through Ticketmaster and use promotion code
REDNECK. Ticket prices range from $46.50 - $96.50 and go on sale
to the general public on Saturday, April 22 at noon.
Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich,
Cowboy Troy and other Muzik Mafia members are putting on a charity
benefit concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006 to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has partnered with
www.CMTauctions.com to auction VIP packages to
this event. The VIP packages range in price from $500 - $10,000
and include great seats for 2 to the concert, an autographed
Gibson/Epiphone guitar, a Rachel Kice commemorative print, a
post-concert party at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and
depending on the package level, a chance to have dinner with
Gretchen/B&R at the Plowboy Mansion, and a pre-party cocktail
reception at the Ryman.
Please spread the word, as Gretchen really wants this to be a sell-out to
raise a lot of money for the Museum.
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CMA Awards 2005 - New York
Gretchen Wilson - Female Vocalist!!! of the Year
- VOCAL GROUP OF THE
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE
MALE VOCALIST OF THE
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to artist and producer)
There’s More Where That Came From –
Lee Ann Womack
Produced by Byron Gallimore/Greg Droman
MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
Lee Ann Womack)
“Good News, Bad News”
SONG OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to songwriter and primary publisher)
Sony/ATV/Mr. Bubba Music/Reynsong/Wha
Ya Say Music
SINGLE OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to artist and producer)
“I May Hate Myself In The Morning” –
Lee Ann Womack
Produced by Byron Gallimore
Glen Campbell inducted into C M Hall of Fame
Also inducted to Hall of Fame .... Alabama
- CountryHome –
Germany’s Premier Country Music Magazine – and Sony Music present
CountryHome, Germany’s Premier Country Music Magazine has
gained a remarkable reputation during the last years in Germany,
Europe and the rest of the world. While earlier there were only
the very confirmed Country fans who looked for information in the
“ Country Home” now the number of more generally interested
readers has grown.
“Country Home” is proud of a readers’ community which goes from
America to Europe and up to Asia. Because of the largely spread
feedback To Country Home the type of the magazine’s informations
has been gradually adapted to the reader’s demand. This process
started in the field of Record News by Christian Lamitschka
(German-English) and in the field of Interviews ( German, English
,French). This can be found at
Also the listing
line-dance, square dance, Fan, Trucker, Western & Country-Clubs
has been enlarged and simplified and includes the bilingualism.
Reason is the high appreciation of “Country Home” from national
and international artists as well as the recommendation to many
fan clubs for registering. Many well-known fan-clubs of famous
artists found their home in the “Country Home”.
This is not all which “Country
Home” offers. Categories can be found like:
- actuality, reports from the national country scene
- Country Short News Int.
- Press information
- Country Shopping
- Manuela’s world
- One of the largest saloon surveys
- Story Behind a Song
- American Cooking
- Billboard Charts
- Country Radio’s survey with link to the radio station
- Translations ( songs) and a lot more stuff
It was obvious for Sony to present in Europe together with
www.countryhome.de one of
the most well-known artists of the USA.
Gretchen Wilson was born the 26th of June 1973 when her mother was
16. She grew up in the rural Pocahontas (36 miles east of St.
Louis). Unfortunately her father left the family when she was two
. She doesn’t remember her father and consequently didn’t miss
him. All the same it seems sure that her father influenced her
with his Gospel with which he travelled around which makes clear
what kind of influence there was.
Gretchen Wilson is a modest person , she says about her life: “ I
don’t think I had a really difficult life, it was simply my life
as I know it. It formed me to what I am now – with all good and
bad sides. From my life story come the songs of "Here For The
Party". Even the songs which I didn’t write seem to be my ones. My
mother was very young at the time and I still had a young brother.
We had to move often because of job facilities for my mother, she
worked as waitress and barkeeper. When things turned worse and we
hadn’t any money we had to move for my mother to get a job. It
wwas a hard time but we loved our family which gave us the energy
to continue. I spent much time with my grandparents that lived
always at the same place and I liked it a lot. My granny kept us
together, she was a true granny. She featured in some of
my nicest child’s stories.”
After Gretchen Wilson’s first number-one-hit last year something
changed in her life. The main difference is ofcourse that she is
extremely busy now with concerts, interviews, radio and TV. She
didn’t get aware all the things she was going to meet in such kind
of activity , anyway she feels best on the scene.
There is now more about Gretchen Wilson in a large interview in
“Country Home” which was held in Nashville 2004. There will be
also a new interview with
Gretchen Wilson by reason of the splendid collaboration between
Sony and Country Home.
Sony Music and Country Home – Germany’s Premier Country Music
figured out a highlight for their fans an extra surprise. Finally
in this occasion it is possible for all fans to ask the questions
they always wanted to do. Who didn’t already win one of the
attractive meetings can visit them at
- Gretchen Wilson In
Australia For The Party!
In a new world where everyone with a pick up truck, an ex
spouse, a pet in doggy heaven and an acoustic guitar is being
touted as a “country music artist”, the genuine article stands out
like a paradise island in an ocean of mediocrity.
For Gretchen Wilson, the signs of impending stardom came early in
the piece. One night about 1:00 a.m., Gretchen and friends found a
side door of Nashville’s landmark Ryman Auditorium open. They
snuck in and finding a guitar on an empty stage Wilson jumped up
and began singing Patsy Cline's 'If You've Got Leaving On Your
Mind.' “I felt I had an audience in there. It was totally empty
and nothing but wood pews. It was like I was singing to a room
full of ghosts.” It turns out that she did, in fact, have an
audience – the venue security, who were so taken by her emotive
performance that they waited until she was finished before
ejecting Gretchen and friends from the venue!
As Gretchen Wilson prepares for The Grammy Awards where she has
been nominated for an impressive 4 awards, the amazing new
singer/songwriter’s debut album Here For The Party has been
certified triple platinum for sales in excess of three million
units. With a prestigious American Music Awards gong for
Breakthrough Artist of the year; The 2004 Horizon Award at the US
Country Music Association Awards and so many more accolades to
come, her Nashville based label are not yet finished making those
- The Basement
- Photos courtesy Teena Fish
- Fanfair 2004
- Jamie O'Neal, Kellie Coffey, Gretchen
(redneck woman) Wilson
- Print out and have the memories