The downfall sales of second album had pretty much struck up Gretchen Wilson, that is why she hopes the third will not encounter the same fate.
After the big bang of debut album "Here for the Party" (2004), Gretchen Wilson went through sophomore album syndrome for 2005's "All Jacked Up". With the third titled "One of the Boys", she hopes to bring the 'Redneck Woman' sensation back.
The country singer took 2 years preparation to release the third album which is due May 15 via Columbia. With the help of Mark Wright and John Rich, she produces this record mostly by herself. "I've always wanted full ownership," she said. "I've been like that from the beginning." She then added that all of the songs are self-written except for two.
A new thing may be found in this new album. "Lyrically, I think I reached a little further inside for a few of these songs," she said in a statement. "But there is still a lot of ass-kicking country on it."
Wilson is a Grammy Award winning singer who sold more than 4 million copies of debut album "Here for Party", mainly due to the single "Redneck Woman". Her second album quickly soared to #1 in Billboard 200, but the sale went down after some time and summed up only 1 million units.