Gretchen Wilson is a musician, singer, artist, songwriter, entrepreneur, and also a music producer who hails from Pocahontas, Illinois. Wilson had brought out 13 singles which have even reached the US Country charts.
Table of Biography
The talented musician’s birthdate is June 26, 1973, and her birthplace is Pocahontas, Illinois. As of 2020, Gretchen Wilson’s age must be forty-seven years old and her sun sign is Cancer.
Her birth name is Gretchen Frances Wilson and has been following the Christian religion. Likewise, Gretchen Wilson is an American native and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.
Sadly, her father left her and her mother and her mother was the only parent who was taking care of and raising Gretchen to this day.
However, there is no information about Wilson’s parents and many more. As for her educational background, the talented musician was dropped out of her high school when she was still in grade nine
. After dropping out of school, Gretchen went to Nashville in order to pursue her musical career. There she immediately started giving the auditions and luckily Big & Rich helped her to get into the music industry.
Regarding the musician’s physical appearance, Gretchen Wilson has an average height of 5 feet 4 inches or else 1.63 m or 163 cm.
Wilson also has a slim body type with a suitable bodyweight of around 58 kg or 128 lbs. Similarly, the musician wears a shoe size of 6 (US) and her bra size is 33 B.
The body measurements of the talented American personality are 34-26-35 inches. In addition to that, Gretchen Wilson has a fair complexion with brown eyes and long brown hair.
The musician seems really pretty and looks very healthy and also energetic every time.
Gretchen Wilson – Social Media
Talking about the popular personality’s presence on social media platforms, Gretchen Wilson seems to be quite active there.
Wilson has a Twitter account, an Instagram account, and also a Facebook page. In fact, Wilson has successfully gained thousands of followers.
On Instagram, Wilson has 37.3 thousand followers as of April 2021. Likewise, the musician has 102.9 thousand followers on her Twitter account.
Also, there are more than one million followers on Wilson’s Facebook page. Wilson’s social media accounts are full of posts related to her profession and career.
Career and Professional Life
After performing various months in the position of a lead singer for a local cover band, she went to Nashville in the year 1996.
To be on the present successful stage, the musician had to work very hard for several years which means it was not an overnight success at all.
Wilson was also serving in bars and clubs for almost four years and was still waiting for her huge success.
As mentioned before, Wilson’s talent was found by Big & Rich who introduced Gretchen to the Nashville music company.
Gretchen then made a deal together with Sony Music Nashville in the year 2003. The musician’s 1st album, “Here for the Party” and was even qualified quadruple platinum.
Following her creation of the year 2005, “All Jacked Up” reached the top and was even qualified platinum.
Gretchen Wilson then was resuming to cultivate her career and profession by performing together with several country music legends like Brooks & Dunn and Montgomery Gentry.
In the year 2004, Gretchen became the winner of a Grammy Award in the category of the Best Female Country Vocal Performance and CMA’s desired Horizon Award as well.
After a year, CMA gave her a name as the Female Vocalist of the Year.
Some more albums of the musician add, “One of the Boys” of the year 2007″ and “I Got Your Country Right Here” of the year 2008.
Furthermore, she brought another three albums within the year 2013 and they are “Right on Time”, “Under the Covers”, and “Christmas in My Heart”.
Sports and Charity works
Gretchen Wilson came up with a customized version of “Work Hard, Play Harder” in April 2010.
It was made as to the tribute to the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators but she rewrote the lyrics where she has also discussed the group and its admirers.
Gretchen has also done several sponsors of a female softball group in Pierron, Illinois.
In addition to that, the musician has also been active in taking over the children’s charities, adult knowledge, and the battle against fatness as well.
Gretchen has successfully collected more than $1.5 million from her performances especially for children’s charities, like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and also the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Being a national spokesperson for Country Bands Together, a national fatness education and guidance campaign whose sponsor was Allergan.
Advocacy for adult education, adds a statement before Congress on the value and significance of carrying on for adult students.
She was dropped out when she was still in grade 9 but collected her GED in the year 2008 from an adult education college.
Gretchen Wilson – Net Worth
Gretchen Wilson has been collecting a great amount of fortune from her successful career as a singer, producer, songwriter, and also entrepreneur.
As of now, the net worth of the musician is around $4.55 million. The musician even has worked in several clubs in order to gain some extra money for her survival.
Also, Gretchen has worked very hard in the music industry so that she could earn more money and fame. Apart from this, there are no more details about Gretchen Wilson’s salary and assets.
Relationship Status and Scandal
Coming to the relationship status, Gretchen Wilson was previously in a romantic relationship with Michael Penner. Together they even have a daughter whose name is Grace Frances.
Apart from this, there is no information about the musician’s love life and their current status. However, it is for sure that Wilson and Penner have already got separated.
Since the musician has been very secretive about her private life so she has been keeping her personal information far from the media and public as well.
Besides her relationship status, in August 2018, Gretchen Wilson once got arrested for purportedly acting aggressively when she was still on an American Airlines flight to Connecticut.
Also, a spokesperson for the Hartford Judicial District State’s Attorney told that the musician was arrested after the flight got on the land.
She was even shared with wrongdoing for violation of peace. Apart from this, the musician has not been in any other controversy at all.