Gretchen Wilson Single Takes Ringtone Route
Cingular Wireless customers are the first to hear the latest single from Gretchen Wilson. The country artist's "All Jacked Up," the title cut of her forthcoming sophomore album, is available as a ringCingular Wireless customers are the first to hear the latest single from Gretchen Wilson. The country artist's "All Jacked Up," the title cut of her forthcoming sophomore album, is now available as a ringtone via the wireless carrier's Cingular Sounds program before it can be heard on radio or purchased in any other format.
Wilson's single is the second to bow via Cingular's exclusive ringtone program, following Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" in April. The initiative has also offered exclusive post-release ringtones from Gwen Stefani's Interscope album "Love, Angel, Music, Baby."
Cingular is also the sponsor of Gretchen Wilson's current tour with Kenny Chesney. The carrier has a vehicle stationed outside each stop on the trek, which plays the second of two shows in Atlanta tonight (July 18), offering on-the-spot downloads of the ringtone.
As previously reported, the "All Jacked Up" album is due Sept. 27 through Sony Music Nashville. It's the follow-up to last year's breakout debut "Here for the Party," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums list and No. 2 on The Billboard 200. The set has sold nearly 3.7 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.