|Single by Gretchen Wilson|
|from the album Here for the Party|
|B-side||"Here for the Party"|
|Released||March 23, 2004|
|Gretchen Wilson singles chronology|
"Redneck Woman" is the a 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, also earned a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2005.
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.
The song spent five weeks at number 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts. In doing so, it became the first number 1 hit on that chart for a female solo act since "Blessed" by Martina McBride in April 2002, and the first for Epic Records Nashville since "It Must Be Love" in December 1998.
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||42|
|US Billboard Hot 100||22|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||1|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||11|
In late 2004, Wilson recorded a re-written version, titled "Redbird Fever" to commemorate the St. Louis Cardinals' entering the World Series (as well as her devotion to the team). "Redbird Fever" spent one week at #60 on the country singles charts dated for the week ending November 13, 2004.
A contestant on the reality show Killer Karaoke sang the song while being dunked into a tank on snakes.
- American parody artist Cledus T. Judd released a parody of "Redneck Woman" titled "Paycheck Woman" on his 2004 album Bipolar and Proud.
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- Information at Svensk mediedatabas
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- "Gretchen Wilson: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
- "Gretchen Wilson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Gretchen Wilson. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
- "Gretchen Wilson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Gretchen Wilson. Retrieved January 28, 2011.
- "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
- http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi2650972441/[dead link]
by Rascal Flatts
|Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
May 29-June 26, 2004
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