WHO IS SHE: Hailing from the small town of Pocahontas, Ill., Gretchen Wilson hit the big time quickly in May 2004 when her debut single “Redneck Woman” spent six weeks atop the Billboard Country chart. Wilson’s debut album “Here for the Party” sold 227,000 copies in its first week, landing at No. 1 on the country album chart and No. 2 on the pop charts. The album went on to sell more than five million copies. “All Jacked Up” was released in September 2005 and hit the top of the charts, reaching platinum sales status. “One of the Boys” was released in 2007 and debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and at the top spot on the country chart. “I Got Your Country Right Here” followed in 2008. In addition to winning a Grammy, ACM CMA and AMA awards, Wilson’s autobiography “Redneck Woman: Stories From my Life” was a New York Times Bestseller.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Gretchen Wilson’s dedicated fans are expecting to get a high-energy show with down-home music that tells stories from the pickup trucks and trailer parks of America, and that’s exactly what they should get Saturday night at Harrah’s Resort. Concert-goers can expect to hear hits such as “Redneck Woman,” “Here for the Party,” “When I Think About Cheatin’,” “Homewrecker,” “All Jacked Up” and “Don’t Do Me No Good.” Wilson will also be performing songs from her latest original album “Right on Time” as well as songs from her new album of covers “Under the Covers.”
WHAT’S NEW: Wilson released three albums in 2013: an original studio album called “Right on Time,” a cover album “Under the Covers” and a holiday album “Christmas in My Heart.”
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $45, $65 and $85, and the show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Harrah’s.