GAC Album Review: Gretchen Wilson’s Right On Time

The first of three new albums from Gretchen Wilson scheduled for 2013, Right On Time stretches out stylistically as the Redneck Woman incorporates a few new sounds into her repertoire of gritty Southern rock and traditional country. With a strong mix of jazz and blues balancing out her trademark arena-ready Honky Tonk, Gretchen shows off [...] Read More

Katherine McPhee Covers Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman”

There’s a new show on NBC called Smash about folks trying to make it big on Broadway. One of its stars, fifth-season American Idol alum Katherine McPhee, plays Karen Cartwright, a young girl from Iowa in pursuit of her dreams. In tonight’s episode (airing at 10/9c), Karen returns home to Iowa for a friend’s baby [...] Read More

Gretchen Wilson: I Got Your Freedom

When Gretchen Wilson parted ways with her record company in 2009, it was the kind of moment that looked — from the outside, anyway — a bit scary. What would that mean to her career? How would she keep a profile? As it turned out, leaving her label might have been the best thing that could have happened to Gretchen. She found another record company by asserting her independence: She founded her own. Owing to her first hit, “Redneck Woman,” Gretchen called the label Redneck Records, and she released her own album, I Got Your Country Right Here, in March. Being turned loose allows her to… turn loose. Read More

Gretchen Wilson Still Embraces “Redneck-dom”

Her signature song is “Redneck Woman” and she named her self-financed label Redneck Records. It’s safe to say Gretchen Wilson is comfortable with being branded as a redneck. In fact, she might well be one of the most ardent fans of Jeff Foxworthy’s “You might be a redneck…” one-liners. Read More