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Gretchen Wilson returns to the clubs

Monday, February 8, 2010 – Gretchen Wilson has played the arenas, but now Wilson will head back to her roots when she embarks on her I Got Your Country Right Here club tour this week.

The gigs are set up as a "hear it before you can buy it" opportunity for fans to listen music from her fourth studio album, "I Got Your Country Right Here," due out March 30 on her own label, Redneck Records. Wilson and her band will perform cuts from the new album. "This is where I started," said Wilson, referring to bars and clubs she where she honed her unique style before landing her first record deal. "There's nothing like the immediate feedback you get from the fans when they're just a few feet away."

The tour will kick off Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Mavericks at the Landing in Jacksonville, Fla. and run through March 20 at Knuckleheads in Norfolk, Va.

Tour dates are:

Feb. 10 Jacksonville, FL Mavericks at the Landing

Feb. 11 Ft. Walton Beach, FL The Block

Feb. 12 Augusta, GA The Country Club

Feb. 13 Ocala, FL Midnight Rodeo

Feb. 17 Detroit, MI Ford Community and Performing Arts Center

Feb. 18 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

Feb. 19 Indianapolis, IN 8 Seconds Saloon

Feb. 20 Columbus, OH Screamin' Willies

March 5 Stillwater, OK Tumbleweed Dance Hall

March 6 Kansas City, MO PBR/Kansas City Power & Light District

March 9 Phoenix, AZ Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

March 10 Los Angeles, CA The Grove

March 11 Las Vegas, NV Stoney's Rockin' Country

March 13 Ft. Worth, TX Billy Bob's Texas

March 15 Houston, TX Houston Rodeo/The Hideout

March 17 Oklahoma City, OK Riverwind Casino

March 19 Lynchburg, VA Lynch's Landing

March 20 Norfolk, VA Knuckleheads

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