Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life

Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life

by Gretchen Wilson, Allen Rucker
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Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life by Gretchen Wilson, Allen Rucker

Gretchen Wilson may be one of country music's hottest stars, but unlike most people living a rags-to-riches fairy tale, she doesn't play down her humble beginnings. Born to a teenage mother in southern Illinois and raised on stock car races and bar brawls, Gretchen grew up surrounded by women who knew that if something was worth having, it was worth fighting for. And if that meant an actual knock-down, drag-out, then a real woman took her earrings out and got down to it.

One thing Gretchen never had to fight for, though, was her voice. From impromptu performances in the aisles of Kmart as a small girl to her teenage years as a bar singer, Gretchen belted out the tunes whenever opportunity arose, and never pretended not to know she had pipes. In her early twenties, those pipes carried her to Nashville, where she joined the throng of dreamers looking to hit the big time in Music City. There she continued singing in bars, where she was discovered by a group of talented misfits who called themselves the MuzikMafia.

Finding friends was just the first step on a rocky path to superstardom. Gretchen continued to work on her craft and pursue her dream until one day, to no one's surprise more than her own, she found herself shaking hands on a record deal with the president of Sony Music Nashville. Now, two smash hit albums and multiple awards later, Gretchen tells her tale in a no-nonsense style that shows the world what a redneck woman really is.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446580014
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Gretchen Wilson lives with her daughter in Nashville, TN.

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Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Hell yeah!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a book that I needed to read for class and was glad that I picked, it was amazing to find out that our day to day life and be so far different from another person. I learned a lot from this book, for one, ways that people grow up is very different, the musical stardom is not always the easiest career to take and that even though a person is famous it doesn¿t mean that they are invincible to the everyday roadblocks that are put ahead of us. Gretchen Wilson you are a phenomenal person and writer thank you so much for going through all the trouble you did because you now are an inspiration to many, especially me!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is truly inspirational. A lot of people think-down on your luck singer makes good-we have heard it a million times. You haven't heard it a million times because no one has ever written something this revealing and no holds bar about their own life. Gretchen is not only a terrific singer/songwriter/performer but now a great author!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't stop reading until I was through it. I feel like I know so much more about her. I didn't think I could be any more of a fan. I love the 'old school' country sound she brings to country music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was by far the best one i have ever read... i can relate to it in so many ways!!! GREAT JOB GRETCHEN ON ANOTHER GREAT THING YOU HAVE GIVIN' TO US!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written book of a girl who had nothing but hopes and dreams and had nothing to lose but followed her dreams and made them come true.This book is very real and inspirational.It makes you feel closer to Gretchen Wilson and see what she went thry to get where she is today.I give this book a big thumbs up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome read! It's funny, sad and real!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gretchen shows people not be ashamed of your upbringing and not to limit yourself she worked herself up to the top from a very tough beginning
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It really makes you feel like you know Gretchen personally. Like she is your friend or a family member.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is and excellent book, she tells it like it is!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the most feel sorry for me act I've heard it ain't worth reading!