Artist: Gretchen Wilson

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Album:All Jacked Up

All Jacked Up

Gretchen Wilson

Here for the Party, this sassy, strong-singing Redneck Woman’s 2004 debut, was a giant smash, but All Jacked Up’s even better: diverse, rockin’, and topped by a sensuous, soulful surprise bonus-track version of Billie Holiday’s “Good Morning Heartache.” Wilson kick-starts this guitar-and-fiddle-fired CD with the title track—a whiskey-drinkin’ sequel to “Redneck”—and the ode to down-home women “California Girls.” “Skoal Ring” suggests that the couple that chaws together stays together, and “One Bud Wiser” is a crafty tongue-in-cheek weeper that pays…

Album:Here for the Party

Here for the Party

Gretchen Wilson

Her mother was 16 when she had her, and her father moved on when she was two. By the age of 15, with a double-barrel shotgun always at the ready, she was managing a kicker bar in rural Illinois where the corn fields meet the pig farms. That gave Gretchen Wilson something to sing about, with attitude in spades. “You might think I’m trashy, a little too hardcore,” she admits on the smash single “Redneck Woman,” “but in my neck of the woods I’m just the girl next door.” Wilson, already the toast of Nashville before this full-length debut hit the shelves, isn’t just…

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