Wilson finally gets "Rowdy"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – Two years after taking a break from her career to raise her daughter, Gretchen Wilson is back with a new single "Rowdy."

Wilson, who played the redneck woman role when she burst onto the scene in 2004, recently went back in the studio with producer Blake Chancey. "Rowdy" is the first single from the project and is out on Wilson's label, Redneck Records.

"As a single mom, I knew I could never get the time back with my daughter if I continued the pace I was on," said Wilson. "Grace is really talented and very involved in school, and I didn't want to miss anything, so I just put everything on hold."

Wilson devoted her time as well to writing songs, starting work on on a new project for the first time since 2013's "Right On Time." That was one of three albums she released that year.

Wilson wrote "Rowdy" with Trent Tomlinson and Shane Minor. A new album is slated for release in early 2017. A tour is planned for mid 2017.

"I'm as excited about the music we've cut as I am about my first album, and I can't wait to get back on the road to share it with everyone," Wilson said.

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