Gretchen Wilson - August 8, 2006



BUFFALO CHIP, SD -- She'll be here for the party. Multi-platinum, award-winning redneck girl Gretchen Wilson will appear at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground Tuesday, Aug. 8, during the 2006 motorcycle rally.

"With her latest album All Jacked Up eclipsing the stellar performance of her debut CD, Here For The Party, there just didn't seem to be a more appropriate artist for The Best Party Anywhere," said Rod Woodruff, campground owner.

Just over 16 months ago, Wilson made history when Here For The Party entered Billboard's Country Albums Chart at #1 and the Top 200 Chart at #2. History did not repeat itself with the release of Wilson's second Epic Records album All Jacked Up. It sold over 264,000 units in its first week and debuted at #1 on both charts.

"I'm glad she waited until her second record to win one more accolade," said Sony Music Nashville President John Grady. "This #1 was a goal of our entire company to start with, and I am extremely proud of the hard work and innovation provided by everyone who has worked on this project."

Gretchen co-wrote seven of the twelve songs on All Jacked Up, and she produced the disc with Sony Nashville Executive VP A&R Mark Wright and recording artist John Rich. The disc has already received numerous rave reviews, including the cover of Billboard Magazine, a full-page lead review in Entertainment Weekly, Blender (four stars), Dallas Morning News ("The redneck woman's second album is fearless, amped-up and autobiographical, showcasing traditional country, Southern rock and even a little jazz,") and more.

She penned the rousing Top 5 "All Jacked Up" single with John Rich and Vicky McGehee. Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr. - who both made cameo appearances in her debut "Redneck Woman" video - joined Charlie Daniels, Larry the Cable Guy, Two Fred and his brother Toby Gill in the "All Jacked Up" clip.

The critically-acclaimed Here For The Party album spent a record nine weeks atop the Country Albums Chart and has been certified quadruple platinum for sales in excess of four million units. She wrapped up 2004 as the top selling debut artist of any genre and garnered awards from The Grammys, CMA, Billboard and AMA including the trophy for Top Female Vocalist by the Academy Of Country Music.

Wilson has been nominated for three CMA awards, Female vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year, (When I Think About Cheatin') and Song of the Year, (Redneck Woman). The CMA Awards show airs tonight on CBS at 8 p.m.

"Gretchen has skyrocketed to the top of Country music to become the quintessential party girl," said Woodruff. "She'll be here for the party, and so will we."