Gretchen Wilson Bio


Relationship Statistics of Gretchen Wilson

What is Gretchen Wilson marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
How many children does Gretchen Wilson have ? (name):One(Gracie Frances Penner)
Is Gretchen Wilson having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Gretchen Wilson lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

Gretchen Wilson is currently single.

Previously, she was married to her bandmate Larry Rolens. Their marriage ended up in a divorce.

She previously dated Michael Penner with whom she has a daughter Gracie Frances Penner. Gracie was born on 9th November 2000.


Similarly, she has a bus dog Sanford. Being a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, she recorded a song Redbird Fever in honor of the Cardinals.

Who is Gretchen Wilson?

Gretchen Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning American country artist. Gretchen is known for her Award wining single Redneck Woman.

Her five singles have reached Top Ten on the Billboard country charts.

As of November 2019, Gretchen attended and performed at the 2019 CMA Awards.

Gretchen Wilson- Early Life, Mother’s struggle

Gretchen Frances Wilson was born on 26th June 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois, US.

She was raised by a single mother after her father left them when she was 2 years old. Her mom would travel from one place to another for living and raised her in several trailer parks.

Similarly, she has a step-brother Josh Malter.

Her grandfather’s name is Vernon Heuer and grandmother’s name is Frances Heuer.


Gretchen attended Bond County Community High School in Greenville, Illinois. However, she did not complete her education, she dropped out in ninth grade to pursue a music career.

Gretchen Wilson- Professional Career


In the year 2003, Gretchen signed with Epic Records and recorded Here for the Party within a year. In early 2004, she released her first single Redneck Woman. It reached the top of the Hot Country Songs chart and No.22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

After that, she released Here for the Party which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart.

On 27th September 2005, Gretchen released her second album All Jacked Up and on 15th May 2007, she released her third album, One of the Boys.

Similarly, on 2nd April 2013, she released an album of her original songs Right on Time.


On 3rd September 2008, Gretchen sang the National Anthem to a national audience at the Republican National Convention.

Similarly, she and her band performed at a rally for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin on 22nd October 2008.


Gretchen is an active supporter of children’s charities, adult education, and the fight against obesity. Some of her work includes:

  • Raising $1.5 million for children’s charities
  • Serving as a national speaker for national obesity education
  • Adult education

Awards, Honors

  • 2005: Grammy Award
  • 2005: CMA Female Vocalist of the Year
  • 2004: ACM Top Female Vocalist
  • 2004: ACM Top New Artist
  • 2004: CMA Horizon Award

In 2009, she was honored with the National Coalition for Literacy Leadership Award for adult-education funding.

Gretchen Wilson- Net worth

She has around $4 million US net worth. As an American singer, Gretchen earns around $21,518 – $207,085 US.

Moreover, she owned a 340-acre Wilson County estate worth $2.9 million, which she sold in 2011 post her Uncle Vernon Heuer’s uncertain demise.

Gretchen Wilson’s Controversial Arrest

On 21st August 2018, She was arrested for a minor disturbance after she reportedly became belligerent during their on tarmac interview. She was charged with breach of peace.

Body Stats

She is a brown eyed-brunette. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 58 kg.

Social Media

Gretchen has around 1 million followers on Facebook, 24.1k on Instagram and 108k on Twitter account. Similarly, she has gained 132k subscribers on YouTube channel.


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