Gretchen Wilson’s iconic debut album, Here For The Party, was released on this day in 2004.
Upon its release on May 11, 2004, the 10-track project reached the top of the country albums chart and ranked No.2 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart.
The record featured Wilson’s iconic single, “Redneck Woman.” The track was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and became her signature song. The rowdy country anthem was written by Wilson alongside Rich and was an ode to honor women from small towns in America.
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Here for the Party also spawned Top 5 hits like the title track, “When I Think About Cheatin,’” and “Homewrecker.
Gretchen Wilson joined producers Mark Wright, Joe Scaife, and John Rich in the studio as a co-producer once she signed with Epic Records in 2003.
Here for the Party earned Wilson several Grammy-Award nominations, including for Best New Artist, Best Country Album, as well as “Redneck Woman” for Best Country Song and Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She took home the award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.