Gretchen Wilson's story is not unlike The Simpsons episode where Homer befriends the aspiring country singer Lurlene Lumpkin. Like Lumpkin, Wilson grew up in a poor, rural part of the country. Born to a 16-year-old mother and to a father who left the home when she was only a toddler, Wilson grew up in Pocahontas, Ill., and moved nomadically from trailer park to trailer park. While only 14 and with just an eighth grade education, she worked as a bartender and a cook in the same tavern as her mom. Wilson began her career in her early 20s by singing in bar bands and soon she relocated to Nashville where she joined up with the Muzik Mafia songwriting club. Her debut single, "Redneck Woman," (which she co-wrote with John Rich of Big & Rich and Lonestar) set sales records on the Billboard charts, making her an overnight sensation. She has been credited with saving country music in a time when Nashville is leaning toward the pop production of Faith Hill and Shania Twain -- artists who sound like they're desperately trying to cross over into the Adult Contemporary market. In contrast, Wilson celebrates her redneck roots in her compositions (by name checking Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock, for... See More
Gretchen Wilson Concert Films
Still Here for the Party: 10 Year Anniversary Concert
Runtime: 1 hr 16 minIn May of 2004, Gretchen Wilson celebrated the release of her record setting Here For The Party album with several hundred of her closest friends at the famous St. Louis Pageant Theatre. On October 15, 2013 Gretchen returned to The Pageant to perform the groundbreaking album in its entirety for the first time. This concert contains priceless interviews and outtakes from label presidents, managers, and several others who were there for Gretchen’s explosion onto the music scene.
Runtime: 56 minUndressed follows Gretchen as she walks you through her life on the road and proves that the music doesn’t stop once the show’s over. It’s a VIP pass to an intimate dressing room jam session with the band, crew and anyone else that wants to join in.
Gretchen Wilson Top Tracks
Making of Welcome to the Fishbowl
Runtime: 40 minCMT takes you behind the scenes and into the studio with Kenny Chesney as he makes his brand new album, Welcome to the Fishbowl. Get an intimate glimpse at this superstar at work.
Keepin It Country
Runtime: 1 hr 46 minJoin Alan Jackson at a capacity crowd at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO for his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR. This concert film will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans, as well as legions of new fans, who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today.
Runtime: 57 minCountry music superstar, Toby Keith, plays live at Soundstage in this electrifying performance taped in front of some of his biggest fans. Keith performs a variety of popular hits spanning his storied career, as well as selections from his latest soon-to-be released album, 35 MPH Town.
35 MPH Town debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 14 and Top Country Albums at No. 2, with 19,000 copies sold in its first week.
Runtime: 59 minFilmed in front of a small studio audience in Nashville, CMT Invitation Only: Blake Shelton features Blake performing some of his biggest hits along with fan favorites. The exclusive performance also features an informal question and answer session with fans.
Crank It Up
Runtime: 1 hr 33 minCountry star Colt Ford brings his hard rockin' set to his rabid fans at the Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. See and hear Colt and his band perform an electrifying high-energy show, spotlighting tracks from over the course of his entire career. The Colt Ford faithful cranked up the energy to a whole new level when a torrential downpour soaked the crowd, bringing the back half of the set to a wild finish! So Crank It Up!
Beyond the Interview
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minThis exciting documentary about country music legend Lorrie Morgan includes segments of her childhood, growing up backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, her road to stardom, and her much publicized personal life. Also included are interviews with Lorrie's closest confidants, celebrities whose lives she has influenced, and a candid look behind the scenes of her life. In addition to Lorrie's mother, siblings, and children, some of the other people interviewed for the documentary include artists Kellie Pickler, Mike Love from the The Beach Boys, and Barbara Mandrell; industry executives Joe Galante, James Stroud, Steve Moore, and Tony Conway; and music industry veterans Robert K. Oermann and Ralph Emery. Also features unique photos from Lorrie's personal collection.
All Access & Uncovered: The Making Of Changed And Beyond
Runtime: 1 hr 11 minAll Access and Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond gives a look behind-the-scenes with the award winning, chart-topping Country band Rascal Flatts. Featuring live performances, intimate interviews and home video footage, The Making of Changed and Beyond takes Rascal Flatts fans on a journey as the guys work to complete their acclaimed album Changed. All Access and Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond gives rare insight into the creative process of one of Country music's biggest bands, and is a must-see for Rascal Flatts fans and music fans alike.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 52 minIn a record-shattering career, Tim McGraw has sold over 40 million albums, dominated the charts with 30 Number One singles and received three Grammys, among other countless awards. The 2009 release of his tenth studio album, Southern Voice, represents a new level of depth and intensity for the seasoned country artist, showcased on this episode of Soundstage. With a commanding stage presence, McGraw croons out his reflective and haunting new songs “If I Died Today” and “I’m Only Jesus.” Other show highlights include “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Good Girls” and “Still.”
Revolution: Live By Candlelight
Runtime: 27 minRevolution: Live by Candlelight features acoustic performances of songs from Miranda Lambert’s 2010 ACM Album of the Year Revolution, including #1 hits "White Liar" and "The House That Built Me" plus "Love Is Looking For You" from her Kerosene album.
Nash Lights Live
Runtime: 20 minShawn Parr brings the Party when Nash Nights Live hits the airwaves coast-to-coast; follow the iconic tune taste-maker as he and his co-host Elaina hang with the brightest stars in Music City.
Les Paul Concert
Runtime: 50 minThis concert filmed live on June 18, 2012 features, "Deana Carter playing a benefit concert for the Les Paul Kids Rock Free charity at the Fender Guitar Museum in Corona, California. The country star sang some of her hit songs to help get musical instruments and lessons to as many children as possible".
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 45 minTrisha Yearwood could be considered a Triple Threat in the country music genre. Having garnered the trifecta of three Grammys, an Oscar-nominated song, and being the first female country singer to sell a million copies of her 1991 self-titled debut, she is indeed the marker of success to which all country female singers aspire. As a Garth Brooks protge, Yearwood began her career singing backup on his 89 debut. Appearing again on Brooks follow-up, No Fences, soon she was sought out by MCA who released her self-titled debut. More than a decade later with nine blockbuster albums and a string of chart-topping singles under her talented belt Yearwood returns with her 10th album, Jasper County. The album will premiere in September 2005.
Yearwood joins the Soundstage ranks, bringing with her a few special guests. Launching the show is Billy Currington, who performs the title track to his forthcoming sophomore album, Doin Somethin Right, which will see its release in October 2005. The trio Sugarland follows him. Performing songs from 2004s Twice The Speed Of Light, the talented Jennifer Nettles, Kristen Hall, and Kristian Bush are a fine lead in to the highlight of the show. Yearwood takes the stage performing some of her finest hits, including her very first single, Shes In Love With A Boy, Xxxs And Oooos (An American Girl) from 95s Thinking About You, and the Diane Warren-penned How Do I Live.
Live at Soundstage
Lee Ann Womack
Runtime: 54 minTwo-time Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack's Soundstage performance spans music from her 1997 platinum-selling eponymous debut through 2005. The setlist includes Never, Never Again and I Hope You Dance, a song dedicated to her two daughters, Womack delivers a compelling performance sure to please fans and newcomers alike.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 45 minThis episode of Soundstage features Trace Adkins, a performer with exceptional range, depth and power. This 6'6'' "macho man" of country music performs songs such as "I'm Tryin'," "Chrome," and his recent single "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing."
Joy to the World: Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 53 minWorking with producers Dann Huff and Byron Gallimore, engineer Allen Sides and Grammy-winning arranger David Campbell, Faith Hill has crafted a one-of-a-kind Christmas record with Joy to the World, freshly conceived yet anchored in tradition. It is a loving tribute to both the spirit and the music of Christmas, one that pays homage to the classics.
Recorded over a two-year period, the album features reworked classics along with the only original song on the track and her single, "A Baby Changes Everything." The arrangements are diverse. From the big band orchestration of songs like "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, "Winter Wonderland" and "Holly Jolly Christmas," to the a cappella "The Little Drummer Boy" and the Appalachian feel of "Away In A Manger." The CD opens with "Joy To The World," and, says Hill, "From the very first note you hear, I wanted it to be joyous. I wanted to give you (the listener) the impression of what the song meant before a word was ever uttered."
Over the course of the past two years Faith has spent much of her time on the road. 2006’s Soul2Soul II Tour and Soul2Soul Tour 2007, which she did with
her husband Tim McGraw, was and still is the highest grossing country tour of all
time. It was selected as Pollstar Magazine’s "Major Tour of 2006" over industry powerhouses Madonna and the Rolling Stones. With the wrap up of the tour in 2007, they have the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history.
That tour became one of the many highlights of a career that includes five Grammy Awards and countless other awards, the sale of more than 30 million albums, and hit singles including "Wild One," "It Matters To Me," "This Kiss," "Breathe," "The Way You Love Me" "Cry" and "Mississippi Girl." And perhaps most impressive of all the accomplishments, Faith Hill is the only female artist to celebrate three consecutive album debuts atop both Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and Country Chart. With a voice that is soulful and powerful, there is simply no question that Faith is one of the music industry’s top vocalists.
As one of this generation’s most credible and visible talents, Faith Hill has based her career on dedication, passion and commitment.