Who is Gretchen Wilson and what is her net worth 2018? Gretchen Frances Wilson is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known for her Grammy Award-winning song “Redneck Woman” and her albums “Here for the Party” and “All Jack Up”. She has been active in the music industry since 1996.
Gretchen Wilson was born on June 26, 1973, in Pocahontas, Illinois, United States. she was raised in Pocahontas by her mother. Her left when she was born. She always took care of her younger brother Josh. She dropped out of school in the ninth grade. She has a daughter, Grace with then-boyfriend Mike Penner. She also briefly married “Larry Rolens”.
Prior to her music career, Wilson was a cook and bartender. Gretchen Wilson signed on to Epic Records in 2003. She recorded her first album in the same year. In 2004, she released her first single “Redneck Woman”. The single gained so much attention, it topped Hot Country Songs and placed number 22 on Billboard Hot 100. She rode on the success of her hit single and released her album, “Here for the Party” earlier than planned. The title track, “Here for the Party” also performed well and was number 3 on the Billboard Country Chart.
She released her second album “All Jacked Up” on September 27, 2005. The album sold over 1 million copies. The album comprised of singles including “I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today”, “California Girls” and “Politically Uncorrect”.
Gretchen Wilson released her third album on May 15, 2007. The album was titled “One of the Boys”. She released “Come to Bed”, and “You Don’t Have to Go Home” as singles. In July 2008, she released her new single titled “Don’t Do Me No Good”. This song was from her next album. The song did not perform so well and this delayed the album release. She released two other singles “If I Could Do It All Again” and “The Earrings Song” in 2009.
In the same year, Wilson left Sony music Nashville to launch her own record Label, Redneck Records. She released her fourth album, “I Got Your Country Right Here” in 2010. She released her first Christmas album titled “Christmas in My Heart” on October 8, 2013. She has also performed with rock band artists Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson. She has also sung the National Anthem at the Republican National Convention on September 3, 2008.
Net Worth of Gretchen Wilson
Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman” was number country hit by a female for two years. She has also held other records. Her net worth is an estimated $5 million. The sources of wealth have been linked to her music career. there are no records of other ventures.
Wilson is well known for her philanthropy especially towards children’s charities. She has raised over $1.5 million through performances for children’s hospitals and Make-A-Wish Foundation. She is also a strong figure in the fight against obesity. She won a Grammy award for “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” for the single “Redneck Woman”. She has also been nominated for Grammy awards 10 times.