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Gretchen Wilson starts Redneck Records, new single coming

Friday, October 2, 2009 – Gretchen Wilson launched Redneck Records after spending her career on the SonyBMG label. The first release on the label will be Wilson's Work Hard, Play Harder.

Written by Wilson, John Rich and Vicky McGehee, the single will impact radio on Oct. 26. The music video will begin airing mid-October, and her "I Got Your Country Right Here" album will hit stores in early 2010.

"My management and I looked at a lot of different options over the last couple of months, and starting Redneck Records made the most sense to continue the relationships I've built with radio, retail and the fans," said Wilson. "This is a really exciting time in my life, and I'm looking forward to everyone hearing my new music."

As president of Redneck Records, Wilson will oversee virtually all operations of the label. Gretchen is managed by Morris Artist Management. Day-to-day activities are overseen by manager Marc Oswald. Morris Artist Management is a division of Front Line Management, whose principals include Dale Morris, Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman. The company provides representation services for artists such as Aerosmith, Alabama, Big & Rich, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, The Eagles and others.

Redneck Records has inked a distribution deal with RED Distribution, a major distributor.

Wilson exploded onto the country music scene in 2004 with her smash hit Redneck Woman and has since scored 3 number 1 albums with "Here For The Party," "All Jacked Up" and "One Of The Boys."

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Right On Time CD review - Right On Time
Gretchen Wilson is an example of how quickly commercial success can come and go in this whacky business. The Redneck Woman was all the rage in 2004 with "Here's to the Party." The flag bearer for the trailer park crowd personified the tough chick, but there was far more musical depth to her than the persona she embraced through four albums including her last one, 2010's "I Got Your Country Right Here." In this disposable world, even though her first 3 discs went »»»
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