Gretchen Wilson was a well-known country singer, whose fame gradually faded away, after the release of her third studio album, One of the Boys, in 2007, the gaps between releases became longer.
Gretchen Wilson was once a popular country music artist from the United States. In March 2004, she made her debut with the Grammy Award-winning single “Redneck Woman,” which went to number one on the Billboard country charts.
The song was released as the first single from her debut album, Here for the Party. Wilson released All Jacked Up a year later, with the title track becoming the highest-debuting single for a female country star upon its release in 2005.
Gretchen Wilson break from singing changed her life totally. Her daughter had already started college, and her body had recovered. So she returned to the studio and recorded a new album, Ready to Get Rowdy, which was released on June 16, 2017.
She concentrated on her songwriting for this one and collaborated with fellow songwriters Desmond Child and Marti Frederiksen, who have all worked previously with big names in the music industry.
In 2018, Gretchen’s comeback was hampered when she was arrested after an altercation with a fellow passenger on a commercial flight from Washington, D.C. to Connecticut. She was charged with breach of peace and was released on a $1,000 bond.
Gretchen Wilson took a much-needed break after releasing two albums – an original songs compilation Right on Time and rock covers album Under the Covers, as well as her first Christmas album Christmas in My Heart in 2013.
Wilson realized how fortunate she was at the time because there weren’t many artists like her who could afford to take such a long break.
What Happened To Gretchen Wilson?
After a name for herself, her small-town girl life abruptly transformed into a high-octane lifestyle that the country singer later admitted Gretchen Wilson wasn’t prepared for.
Gretchen told The Boot that she had spent her entire life waiting for her big moment. But, as much as she thought she was prepared, the truth was that she wasn’t. Everything happened so quickly – she signed a major record deal and was on track to become the next Shania Twain.
And she spent the next twelve years of her life on the road, with nonstop tours and no time to herself. She also revealed that on one trip, they crossed the International Date Line three times in one and a half weeks and she had no idea what day it was.
Then came the burnout. Wilson felt she was exhausted not only vocally, but also physically, and that she needed time to herself.