Gretchen Wilson

  1. Why So Few Female Stars In Country Radio? Theories Abound

    October 24, 2013 1:18 PM EDT For a format that primarily targets women, country radio is playing surprisingly few female artists these days. Equally surprising is how few women there are behind the scenes making programming decisions, as detailed here  last week. This week, ...

  2. How Renfro Valley Became Kentucky’s 'Country Music Capital'

    July 17, 2013 6:01 PM EDT To many country music fans, Renfro Valley might be a secret. But, to the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Kentucky music attraction each year, it's a place that feels like home. It's also a place that takes them back to ...

  3. Jenni Rivera Reflects on Her Struggles & Triumphs in 2011 Billboard Interview

    December 10, 2012 1:26 PM EST In this candid interview with the late Jenni Rivera from Billboard's Dec 3, 2011 issue, the Mexican-American banda queen discusses the many challenges she faced -- including domestic violence, being a single-parent of three, and working in th ...

  4. Publishing Briefs: Downtown Goes Country, pigFACTORY Signs Tesla, BMG Looks Global

    June 29, 2012 10:45 AM EDT Downtown Music Publishing moves into country and musical theatre music publishing with the signing of Dave Berg and the songwriting duo of Joe DiPietro and Dave Bryan, who is also the keyboard player for Bon Jovi. Berg, who has received multiple s ...

  5. Miranda Lambert Makes 'Record' Start on Country Charts As First Four Albums Debut At No. 1

    November 10, 2011 2:00 PM EST When it comes to Billboard chart history, Miranda Lambert couldn't have picked a better title for her latest album, "Four the Record." The singer becomes the only artist in the almost 48-year history of Billboard's Top Country ...

  6. Business Matters: U2 Manager Paul McGuinness, EMI, Gretchen Wilson

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- In an article at the Times about falling recorded music revenue and its impact on new label signings, the potential of streaming music is briefly discussed. U2 manager Paul McGuinness said "falling CD sales can - hopefully - be made up for ...

  7. Gretchen Wilson, Sony Music Nashville Part Ways

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Redneck Woman" Gretchen Wilson and her longtime record label, Sony Music Nashville, have parted. Sony announced the split Tuesday, describing it as a mutual decision. Wilson shot to fame with her 2004 smash "Redneck Woman." He ...

  8. Front Line Aquires Dale Morris

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irving Azoff's Front Line Management has quietly acquired Dale Morris & Associates, home to country music's top touring artist in Kenny Chesney, along with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. Founded by Dale Morris, who worked with A ...

  9. Country Stars Duet With Elvis On Christmas CD

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets." The new album, due out Oct. 14, will also fea ...

  10. Black Crowes Accuse Wilson Of Infringement

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers for the Black Crowes have served copyright infringement notices to Gretchen Wilson, TNT, Sony BMG and publishing company J Money Music over the band's 1991 hit "Jealous Again." The Crowes claim Wilson exploited the track for ...

  11. Gretchen Wilson Teams With TNT's "Saving Grace"

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson's song "Work Hard, Play Harder" will be the centerpiece of the upcoming marketing campaign for TNT's drama "Saving Grace." A music video of the song will feature Wilson alongside clips from the show, a ...

  12. VH1 To Air 'Station Fire' Special

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT VH1 and VH1 Classic will air a one-hour concert benefit special on March 23 to remember the five-year anniversary of the tragic fire that killed 100 people during a Great White concert at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. The television ...

  13. Dale Morris and Associates, William Morris Agency Partner

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dale Morris and Associates (DMA) and the William Morris Agency (WMA) have formed a strategic alliance focusing on concert booking and touring for Gretchen Wilson and former Alabama frontman Randy Owen. DMA and WMA have employed an informal relatio ...

  14. Linkin Park's 'Minutes' Clocks In At No. 1

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park earns the year's best sales week as its "Minutes to Midnight" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 623,000. The set sold a whopping 84,000 digital downloads -- the biggest week ever for a digital album ... The album i ...

  15. Review: Wilson Taps Into Soft Side On 'One Of The Boys'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson: "One of the Boys" Producers: Mark Wright, John Rich, Gretchen Wilson Columbia Nashville Release Date: May 15 As expected, there's plenty of ass-kicking country on Wilson's third album, but it's her softer ...

  16. Scorsese, Crowe To Be Part Of Kristofferson Tribute

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, actor Luke Wilson, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Willie Nelson and acclaimed producer Don Was will be part of a tribute to Kris Kristofferson at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. Kristofferson is being ...

  17. 'Infinity On' Top: Fall Out Boy Debuts at No. 1

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Fall Out Boy rocks The Billboard 200 with its first No. 1 album as "Infinity on High" debuts in the penthouse ... Ashley Tisdale, best-known as a co-star of Disney Channel's "High School Musical," becomes the second member ...

  18. Gretchen Wilson's 'Jacked' Takes No. 1

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson's sophomore effort, "All Jacked Up," bows atop The Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top Country Albums chart with a career-best sales week of 264,000 units in the U.S., according to Niels Gretchen Wilson's sop ...

  19. Top Stars Join Multi-Network Katrina Benefit

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys to appear. Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris, Gretchen Wilson, John Mellencamp and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington are the first acts confirmed to appear at a live performan ...

  20. Urban, Wilson Top ACM Winners

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chesney named entertainer of the year. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson were the big winners at tonight's (May 17) Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the femal ...

  21. Gretchen Wilson Wins CMT Awards Double

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gala held April 11 in Nashville. Gretchen Wilson was among the winners last night (April 11) at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Wilson took home two of the evening's nine fan-voted awards: bre ...

  22. Chesney, Keith Among Top CMT Nominees

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nominees for the CMT 2005 Music Awards, which will air live on the network April 11 from Nashville. Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw are the top nomin ...

  23. Tim McGraw Tops ACM Noms

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country show set for May 17. Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. The nominees for the ACMs -- to be broadcast live on CBS May 17 f ...

  24. CMT Awards Set For April

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has been tapped to host the 2005 CMT Music Awards, scheduled for April 11 in Nashville. Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are the first announced pe Comedian Jeff Foxworthy has been tapped to ...

  25. CMT Show To Spotlight 'Muzik Mafia'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The current Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original television series for CMT. The show, "MuzikMafia TV," will debut Jan. 15. The current Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original ...

  26. Gretchen Wilson, Big & Rich To Tour

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will co-headline a fall arena tour, Billboard.biz has learned. The outing will begin Nov. 5 at the Convocation Center in Dekalb, Ill. Hot country acts Gretchen Wilson and Big & Rich will ...

  27. Beastie Boys' Latest Certified Platinum

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RIAA also honors Gretchen Wilson, Los Lonely Boys. RIAA also honors Gretchen Wilson, Los Lonely Boys. News Gretchen Wilson ...

  28. Beastie Boys' Latest Certified Platinum

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RIAA also honors Gretchen Wilson, Los Lonely Boys. Beastie Boys achieve another platinum album with their first studio set in six years, "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol), in July certifications by the RIAA. With more than 1 million units sh ...

  29. Sony Acts Score In June Certs

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Modest Mouse among honorees. Gretchen Wilson, Modest Mouse among honorees. News Modest Mouse , Gretchen Wilson ...

  30. Sony Acts Score In June Certs

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Modest Mouse among honorees. Four up-and-coming Sony Music acts were certified gold or platinum by the RIAA in June. Country artist Gretchen Wilson's Epic Nashville debut, "Here for the Party," which features the hi ...

  31. Sony Card Gets Promo Blitz

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America and Bank One are launching a campaign to create awareness for the Sony Card, a credit card offering consumers reward points that can be used in purchasing Sony products. Sony Corp. of America and Bank One are launching a camp ...

  32. Keith Ready For Summer 'Throwdown'

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith will begin his summer tour July 24 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., with a show featuring support by Montgomery Gentry, Jo Dee Messina, Gretchen Wilson, and Scotty Emerick. Toby Keith will begin his summer tour July 24 at the ...

  33. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Withstanding a strong charge from country newcomer Gretchen Wilson, Usher holds onto his place atop The Billboard 200 for a seventh week. His LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" stays at No. 1 despite a 15 Withstanding a strong charge from co ...

  34. Wilson Nearly Crashes Usher's 'Party'

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Withstanding a strong charge from country newcomer Gretchen Wilson, Usher holds onto his place atop The Billboard 200 for a seventh week. His LaFace/Zomba set "Confessions" stays at No. 1 despite a 15 Withstanding a strong charge from co ...