|Real Name/Full Name||Gretchen Frances Wilson|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Gretchen Wilson|
|Birth Place:||Pocahontas, Illinois, USA|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||26th June 1973|
|Age/How Old:||53 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 162 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 60 Kg
In Pounds – 132 lbs
|Eye Color:||Light Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father –N/A
|Siblings:||Josh Malter (Half-brother)|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Larry Rolens|
|Kids/Children Name:||Gracie Frances Penner|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Wilson is an American musician who is among a small number of women who have dared to try a music genre that’s known to be male-dominated. Her work has seen her become daring to many country music fans. Since her debut in 2004, she has sold millions of copies worldwide as well as winning several awards for her work. Since her debut album Here for the Party, five of the singles have reached top ten on the Country Billboard Chart.
Well, how well do you know about Gretchen Wilson? If not much, here is what we know about Gretchen Wilson to date.
Biography and Early Life
Gretchen Wilson was born on 26th June 1973 in the State of Illinois in the USA. She comes from a very humble background considering she was raised by a single mum after her father abandoned them when she was only 2 years old. Her mother used to work as a waitress as well as do other menial jobs to earn a living.
Affording a house wasn’t easy for them, and they lived in trailer parks for a long time. After her father left them, he remarried and Wilson has a half-brother named Josh Malter. Her mother never had remarried nor did she have any other children.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Gretchen Wilson in 2023, and what is her height and weight? Well, Gretchen Wilson’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 20th March 2023 having been born on 26 June 1973. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 162 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 132 lbs in Pound and 60 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Light Brown and hair color is Brown.
Wilson attended schools in Illinois for her elementary studies. Due to poverty, she dropped out of school at the 8th grade started helping her mother to earn a living by working as bartender and as a cook. In 2008, she gained her GED after joining adult education college. This is the reason she has been in the forefront in advocating for adult education.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Though Wilson has been in public life since 2004, not much has been disclosing about her personal life. After forming Baywolfe Band, she got intimate with her bandmate Larry Rolens and the two got married. The marriage did last long and the two split up. She relocated to Nashville and met Mike Penner who she started dating.
The two have a daughter together, Gracie Frances Penner who was born on November 9th 2000. Currently, Wilson isn’t known to be dating anyone with her career being her first priority. Since her father left them, Wilson has never had any close relationship with the man who brought her to this world.
Is Gretchen Wilson Lesbian?
Wilson has no history of ever being in same-sex marriage with all her previous relationships being with people of the opposite sex. This can only be concluded she is straight.
Though Wilson started singing when she was young, her professional career started in 2004 when she released her debut album “Here for the Party”. The lead single on the album “Redneck Woman” did so well that it won her a Grammy Award in 2005. In September 2005, she released her second album which performed well clinching the first position on the Top 200. The album did well financially, selling more than 1 million copies.
Wilson released her third album on March 2007 titled, “One of the Boys” and by the time it was exciting the Top 200 Chart, it had sold more than 170,000 copies. Her fourth album, “I Got Your Country Right Here “was released in 2010 and thereafter she released a Christmas album, “Right on Time” in 2013. Wilson’s latest album, “Ready to Get Rowdy “was released in 2017 which followed her sixth album, “Under the Covers’ which was released in 2013.
In her music career, Wilson has been nominated for several awards, but her most proud moment was in 2005 when she won a Grammy Award for the Best Country Vocal Performance in the female category. Other awards she has won include CMA Horizon Award, CMA Top New Artist, CMA Top Female Vocalist among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Gretchen Wilson in 2023
Wilson’s music career has done relatively well which in return she has amassed a good fortune to help her and her daughter live a good life. As of 2023, she is estimated to be worth around $5 million.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Besides the country music genre, she also does Rock music.
- She was sued in 2008 for copyright violation by the Black Crowes a matter she settled out of court.
- Wilson is an activist and has been at the forefront in championing adult education.
- She is a republic and performed in campaign rallies for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2008
Coming from a well-poor background, it wasn’t easy for Wilson to breakthrough in the world of music. Her talent and determination to be successful to see her through, and today she is one of the best country musicians in the female category. When she is not doing music, she does charity work, and she is known to support children charities and fight against obesity.