Redneck Woman

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"Redneck Woman"
Single by Gretchen Wilson
from the album Here for the Party
Released March 23, 2004
Format CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Country
Length 3:42
Label Epic
Writer(s) John Rich
Gretchen Wilson
Producer(s) Joe Scaife
Mark Wright
Certification Platinum (US)
Gretchen Wilson singles chronology
"Redneck Woman"
(2004)
"Here for the Party"
(2004)
Music video
"Redneck Woman" at CMT.com

"Redneck Woman" is the title of a debut song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Gretchen Wilson. It was released in March 2004 as the lead-off single to her multi-platinum debut album Here for the Party. The song was also Wilson's only number one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, and also earned her a No. 22 pop hit in the U.S. Wilson wrote this song with John Rich.

The song, which is considered Wilson's signature song,[1] also earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2005.[2]

The song appears on the games Karaoke Revolution Country and “Country Dance”.

In 2005, Jill Johnson covered the song on her album Being Who You Are.[3]

Music Video[edit]

In the video, Wilson is depicted performing in a western-style club with a live band, cage girls dancing in the background, and patrons in the crowd that are drinking beer. Scenes of Wilson driving a pickup truck and a four-wheeler through the mud with two men are interspersed throughout the video. The music video includes the following guest stars: Big and Rich, Tanya Tucker, Hank Williams, Jr. and Kid Rock. The music video was ranked #11 on CMT's 100 Greatest Videos in 2008.

Chart performance[edit]

The song spent five weeks at Number One on the Hot Country Songs charts.[4]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[5] 50
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 42
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 22
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 11

Television[edit]

In the third episode of the TV series Smash, Katharine McPhee performed the song in a karaoke bar.[10]

A contestant on the reality show Killer Karaoke sang the song while being dunked into a tank on snakes.

Parodies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rowdy country singer Gretchen Wilson lets fans see a softer side". SJ-R.com. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  2. ^ Rogers, Nick (2007-08-09). "‘Redneck Woman’ Wilson is here for the party". SJ-R.com. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  3. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 471. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Gretchen Wilson – Redneck Woman". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "Gretchen Wilson" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  7. ^ "Gretchen Wilson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Gretchen Wilson. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  8. ^ "Gretchen Wilson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Gretchen Wilson. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
  9. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi2650972441/[dead link]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Mayberry"
by Rascal Flatts
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

May 29-June 26, 2004
Succeeded by
"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
by Montgomery Gentry