11) After seeing the 2004 documentary film , Gretchen confessed that she truly admires the original music being created by One Direction’s Harry Styles as a solo artist.
13) In April 2010, she released a customized version of her song “Work Hard, Play Harder” in honor of the NHL’s Nashville Predators, with reworked lyrics mentioning the team and its fans.
🙏🏻🙌🏻 Skylar Gray Smiley arrived safely into this world today! I am doing good as well 🙈 of course I have some pain from the c-section, but it was all so worth it!
" A rep tells Us Weekly that Rossi checked in to an Orange County hospital at 9 a.m. They are doing well.” The day before the surgery, Gretchen took to Instagram Stories and showed off her baby bump at 39 weeks.
During her career, the singer from Pocahontas, Illinois has charted 13 singles on the Billboard country charts, five of which have reached the Top 10. Check out this collection of Gretchen Wilson facts! Grace’s father is Wilson’s ex-boyfriend Mike Penner.
1) Her mother was only 16-years-old when she was born on June 26, 1973. and he experience prompted her to become an advocate for adult-education funding. 8) In 1996, she left her hometown of Pocahontas, IL with just 0 in her pocket to build a music career in Nashville.
The song served as the lead-off single of her debut album, , the title track of which became the highest-debuting single for a female country artist upon its 2005 release. 7) Gretchen named her tour bus “Bus 27”— which is her lucky number and how old she was when she gave birth to her daughter Grace Penner on November 9, 2000.
Before her music career, she also became a cabin crew in Jet Airways for two years.
Currently, they are on tour of the US performing shows all over the US. 6/22 @empireatx, Austin, TX 6/23 @treesdallas, Dallas, TX 6/24 @scoutbarhouston, Houston, TX 📷 @bradtheskibum A post shared by Gretchen Menn (@gretchenmenn) on Heat wave in northern Italy didn't keep us from a magical (albeit sweaty) day in Venice.
2) She went to school only through the eighth grade, and at 14-years-old she was working as a cook and bartender at a bar called Big O’s in nearby Pierron, IIllinois. 3) Gretchen and John Rich wrote “Redneck Woman,” an autobiographical song in which she celebrates her humble background. 9) She is a huge fan of “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” superstar Pat Benatar.
4) Speaking of “Redneck Woman,” Wilson recently revealed that watching fellow country songstress Faith Hill‘s sultry music video for her 1999 smash hit “Breathe” planted the idea for “Redneck Woman” into her head. 10) She has performed with rock band Alice in Chains during the VH1 Rock Honors.