Famous as :Country music singer
Birth Name :Gretchen Frances Wilson
Birth Date :June 26, 1973
Birth Place :Pocahontas, Illinois, USA
Spouse :Larry Rolens (divorced)
Claim to fame :Album "Here for the Party" (2004)
Gretchen Wilson grew up in Pocahontas, Illinois without the love of a father since her dad left when she was just two years old. Living in poverty with her mother in a trailer park, she was forced to drop out of school in the 9th grade to help her mother earning more cash. While her peers woke up in the morning to get dressed for school, she had to work as a cook and bartender everyday.