Monday, December 1, 2008
Country Concerts in MN: Gretchen Wilson
I finally got my Gretchen Wilson tickets in the the mail on Friday! Since then I have been counting down the hours till I get to see her at the Myth Nightclub on December 5Th which is this Friday. I am going with the same girls (Jamie, Lindsay, and Mary) that I went to the Chris Cagle concert with so I already know we are going to have a great time. Don't worry like always I did a little background check on Gretchen Wilson, cause I like to know everything about the performer I am going to see, and this is what I learned. Gretchen Wilson was born in Pocahontas, Illinois to a 16-year-old mother. Gretchen and her mother lived in trailer parks and relative poverty. Gretchen began singing in small bars around the St. Louis, Missouri area at age 17. In 2000, she met John Rich, a member of Big & Rich, who invited her to become his songwriting partner. Wilson signed with Epic Records in 2003 and recorded Here for the Party. This album had the #1 single "Redneck Women" along with many others. On September 27, 2005, Gretchen released her second album All Jacked Up. It peaked at #1 on both the Top 200 and Country album charts and sold 1 million copies. Her newer albums and singles haven't done so great but Gretchen Wilson has proven herself to be tough and can deal with any situation so I know she will have a huge come back. I am so so so excited to see and hear her on Friday!!!! There are still Gretchen Wilson Tickets out there and it will totally be worth the money to go. If you are unable to make it, like always, I will let you know how it goes.