The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
By United Press International
Singer Wilson proud of 'Right Here' album

Singer Wilson proud of 'Right Here' album

NASHVILLE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Gretchen Wilson said she is very proud of how her new album "I Got Your Country Right Here" turned out.
Gretchen Wilson joins Farm Aid lineup

Gretchen Wilson joins Farm Aid lineup

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Country star Gretchen Wilson has joined the lineup for Farm Aid at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, Mo., organizers said Friday.
Wilson accused of copyright infringement

Wilson accused of copyright infringement

NASHVILLE, July 31 (UPI) -- The rock band the Black Crowes has accused Nashville singer Gretchen Wilson of infringing on the copyright of its song "Jealous Again."
Tens of thousands attend CMA Music Fest

Tens of thousands attend CMA Music Fest

NASHVILLE, June 9 (UPI) -- Organizers estimate tens of thousands of country music fans attended Nashville's CMA Music Festival, which ran from last Wednesday through Sunday.
Gretchen Wilson gets GED at 34

Gretchen Wilson gets GED at 34

NASHVILLE, May 4 (UPI) -- Country singer Gretchen Wilson says she's proud she has passed the General Educational Development exam to complete her high school education.

Heart singer mines her heart on solo album

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Seattle rocker Ann Wilson said the desire to record "songs of social consciousness" inspired her first solo album.

Linkin Park parks in first on album chart

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart of U.S. album sales with first-week sales of 623,000, the most so far in 2007.

Kanye West loses EMA, crashes stage

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Kanye West didn't taking losing well at the MTV Europe Music awards in Denmark, crashing the stage because he didn't win the Best Video award.

Vince Gill gets 'creative' on new box set

NASHVILLE, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A creative surge left Nashville stalwart Vince Gill with enough new songs to fill four CDs.

George Strait tops CMA performers

NASHVILLE, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Country icon George Strait and some of today's top artists will perform at the Country Music Awards in Nashville.

Brooks & Dunn, Paisley lead CMA nominees

NASHVILLE, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Brooks & Dunn and Brad Paisley had six nominations each as the Country Music Association announced CMA Award nominees in Nashville Wednesday.

Country star Gretchen Wilson turns author

NASHVILLE, May 18 (UPI) -- Nashville superstar Gretchen "Redneck Woman" Wilson is about to become an author as well as singer/songwriter.

Auctions begin for instrument fund

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- More than 100 musicians have donated concert tickets for an auction to help Gulf Coast musicians who lost their instruments in Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.
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Gretchen Wilson
Gretchen Wilson performs in concert at the 99.9 Kiss Chilli Cook Off at CB Smith park in Pembroke Pines Florida, on January 29, 2006. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Gretchen Frances Wilson (born June 26, 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois) is an American country music artist. She made her debut in 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single "Redneck Woman," a number-one hit on the Billboard country charts. The song served as the lead-off single of her debut album, Here for the Party. Wilson followed this album one year later with All Jacked Up, the title track of which became the highest-debuting single for a female country artist upon its 2005 release. A third album, One of the Boys, was released in 2007.

Overall, Wilson has charted thirteen singles on the Billboard country charts, of which five have reached Top Ten: the Number One "Redneck Woman", as well as "Here for the Party" (#3, 2004), "When I Think About Cheatin'" (#4, 2004), "Homewrecker" (#2, 2005), and "All Jacked Up" (#8, 2005). The album Here for the Party was certified 5× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA for sales of five million copies, while All Jacked Up was certified platinum and One of the Boys certified gold.

Gretchen Wilson was born in Pocahontas, Illinois to a 16-year-old mother. Her father left before she was two years old, and she and her mother lived in trailer parks and relative poverty. Gretchen's mother worked as a waitress, and Wilson herself dropped out of the 9th grade at age 15 to work as a cook and bartender in rural Illinois.

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