This Week's Milestone
Gretchen Frances Wilson grew up in Pocahotas, Illinois. She performed as Country Cutie to pre-recorded tracks at 15, and by 16, her powerful voice was earning her living in bands in the area. For three years, she was part of a band with a split personality in the St. Louis area--they were a rock band called Baywolfe, and a country band called Midnight Flyer. She moved to Nashville, took a job bartending and joined up with the newly formed Muzik Mafia. The single “Redneck Woman” launched her to instant stardom in 2004.
CT40 MILESTONE - GRETCHEN WILSON - "REDNECK WOMAN"
INTERVIEW WITH GRETCHEN WILSON
BOB: "Like most young artists, you had to face a lot of early rejection, didn’t you?"
BOB: "Was your early love of music a way to escape some of the pressures of home?"
BOB: "I understand these songs more or less just flowed out of you."