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Country on the River to Benefit Operation Toop Aid

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Country On The River, a multi-day music festival taking place in Iowa on June 20 – 21 and Wisconsin on August 7 – 9, has named Operation Troop Aid as the official charity.

The Iowa festival will feature performances by Gary Allan, Bret Michaels, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar and Joe Diffie. The Wisconsin festival will feature performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Tracy Lawrence, Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Sawyer Brown, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Trick Pony.

“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River. The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin,” says festival organizer Scott Sheckler.

Since its inception, Operation Troop Aid has garnered the support of music celebrities across multiple genres, from KISS to Toby Keith and Cheap Trick to Charlie Daniels. Operation Troop Aid’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them. Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and bill assistance with revenue generated through professional concert promotions, entertainment initiatives and public financial generosity.

In addition, Operation Teddy Bear, which started in 2012 as an initiative of Harris Jewelry, continues in support of our military, both at home and abroad through the sale of uniformed teddy bears. Teddy Bears representing all branches of the military can be purchased for $15.00 at www.operationtroopaid.org or www.mybuddybears.com. To date, Operation Teddy Bear has raised over $100,000 to help Operation Troop Aid, a 501(c)3 organization, send care packages to deployed personnel and sponsor events for military families and communities.

Gretchen Wilson Performs at SeaWorld Amid Blackfish Backlash

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Gretchen Wilson took to the stage at SeaWorld this past weekend for their BBQ Festival. However, it wasn’t without controversy stirred-up by the CNN documentary, Blackfish. She took to Twitter to briefly respond before giving up all together.

 

Gretchen was added to the festival after Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and Martina McBride pulled-out of the festival citing their disagreement with the park’s handling of their prize Killer Whales as the reasoning. Justin Moore and Scotty McCreery are still on the roster to perform on upcoming dates.

Gretchen Wilson Takes it Off in Vegas

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Gretchen Wilson raised eyebrows across Sin City last week, when the cover of Las Vegas Magazine showed the Grammy Award-winning superstar in a seemingly topless photograph holding a guitar to cover key body parts. The magazine is distributed in virtually every hotel room in Las Vegas, and the feature promoted her performances at the Golden Nugget last weekend.

Gretchen co-hosted the Christmas edition of GAC’s “Great American Playlist,” and it will begin airing tomorrow, Friday, December 13, at noon Eastern. In the episode, Gretchen chatted with Suzanne Alexander about Christmas traditions, family, her new album, Christmas In My Heart and her favorite holiday music videos.

For Gretchen Wilson news, tour dates, store, visit: www.GretchenWilson.com

Gretchen Wilson to Release Christmas Album this Month

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Gretchen Wilson will have a dream come true this month, when her debut Holiday album Christmas In My Heart is released on October 8th. The 10-song cd will include a mix of traditional carols, holiday favorites and a few future classics. Produced by Gretchen, the new album will be the third album released this year on her Redneck Records label.

“This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Gretchen. “We really took our time and came up with a fun mix of classic songs and found some great new songs to record.”

The Greg Barnhill-composed title track kicks of the album and is followed by the fun “Santa I’ve Been Naughty” written by Robert Simbeck and Frank Michels. The slightly irreverent “If You See Rudolph,” by Trent Willmon, Jenee Fleenor and Rob Byus, rounds out the original offerings on the cd.

Kids will love Gretchen’s versions of “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas,” “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Nuttin’ For Christmas,” and her renditions of classics like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” “The Christmas Song” and “Silent Night” are sure to delight listeners throughout the holiday season.

Christmas In My Heart was mastered using the sparkling state-of-the-art “Mastered For iTunes” format – a first for a Gretchen Wilson release – and it can be pre-ordered at iTunes here.

Christmas In My Heart Track Listing:
1. “Christmas In My Heart”
2. “Santa I’ve Been Naughty”
3. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
4. “If You See Rudolph”
5. “Nuttin’ For Christmas”
6. “Silent Night”
7. “Have A Holly Jolly Christmas”
8. “The Christmas Song”
9. “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”
10. “Blue Christmas”

Through her own Redneck Records label, Gretchen released a new Country album entitled Right On Time in April and the 13-song Rock covers record Under The Covers in May. She will return to The Pageant nightclub in St. Louis on October 15th to record a live version of her original multi-platinum Here For The Party. The CD and DVD, entitled STILL Here For The Party, will be released in May, 2014 to commemorate the original cd’s 10-year anniversary.

For Gretchen Wilson news, tour dates, store, visit www.GretchenWilson.com

Gretchen Wilson to Celebrate 10 Years of Being a Redneck Woman with LIVE DVD

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Gretchen Wilson celebrated the release of her record-setting Here For The Party cd with several hundred of her closest friends at the famous St. Louis nightclub The Pageant. On October 15th, Gretchen and her band will return to The Pageant to perform the ground-breaking album in its entirety for the first time. The one-night-only event will be recorded for a live STILL Here For The Party CD and DVD, which are set for release in May of 2014 to commemorate the cd’s 10-year anniversary.

Here For The Party was Gretchen’s first of three consecutive albums that debuted at #1. Her “Redneck Woman” anthem hit #1 after only 12 weeks on the chart and camped out there for five record-breaking weeks. The album went on to sell over six million units and earned Gretchen considerable acclaim and a mantle full of awards.

“The Pageant and St. Louis in general are really special to me for many reasons,” said Gretchen, who grew up in nearby Pocahontas, IL and cut her musical teeth performing at many St. Louis clubs. “It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years since we released Here For The Party, and we’re excited about the fans in St. Louis being a part of this event.”

Tickets for the October 15th performance and taping at The Pageant are extremely limited and will go on sale Friday, September 13th at GretchenWilson.com and Ticketmaster. In keeping with Gretchen’s lucky number 27, all general admission tickets will be $27.00. Reserved balcony seats will be $35.00.

Doors will open at 7:00pm, and music will begin at 8:00pm.

Through her own Redneck Records label, Gretchen released a new country album entitled Right On Time in April, the 13-song Rock covers record Under The Covers in May, and a new Christmas cd is due out in the fall.

ESPN recently announced Gretchen will be featured in the channel’s telecasts of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which begins with the Sunday, Sept. 15, event at Chicagoland Speedway. She will narrate and appear in the opening teases of the telecasts of the 10 races, with each episode tailored to the racetrack hosting that week’s event. In addition, her music will be featured through the entire Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on ESPN.

For Gretchen Wilson news, tour dates, store, visit: www.GretchenWilson.com

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