GRAMMY Awarding winning multi-platinum singer, songwriter, producer and label president Gretchen Wilson hit the road on her The Workin’ Women Tour, which will run through early September. Oregon native Jessie G, the first artist signed to Gretchen’s Redneck Records label, will be featured on all of the tour dates and she and her band will open many of the dates.
“This is going to be a really fun summer,” said Gretchen. “I’ve got a really great band put together that’s a little more Southern Rock and a little more on the heavy edge of Country, and we’re ready to go!”
Gretchen met Jessie G, who is supporting her debut single “Army Ranger,” in Portland, Oregon several years ago. Jessie was in a battle of the bands competition, where she won the opportunity to open for the Redneck Woman herself. Gretchen could hear the performance from her bus and knew she was listening to someone special.
“I’ve been making records and traveling the world for more than 14 years,” said Gretchen. “I’ve met and seen some extraordinarily talented artists, but none have made the impression that Jessie has. Jessie G means business when it comes to her music.”
Jessie G will sing “Army Ranger” during Gretchen’s set on all of the dates, and will perform a full set as an opening act on many of the dates. Watch her “Army Ranger” music video here, and download/listen at all digital outlets here.
“I’ve always had a love and respect for Gretchen,” said Jessie. “Her spunk and tenacity reminded me of the women in my family. I admire her for being one of the first women to sing with the same sentiment, and about the same stories, that men sing about. She’s brave and has no boundaries that confine her, and I am incredibly excited and honored to be on tour with her.”
The Workin’ Women Tour Dates Featuring Jessie G:
June 16 Robinsonville, MS — Fitzgeralds Casino
June 23 Dry Ridge, KY — Rockin’ The Ridge Festival
June 29 Lake Ozark, MO — Lazy Gators
July 6 Baton Rouge, LA — Texas Club
July 7 Durant, OK — Choctaw Grand Theater
July 14 Prior Lake, MN — Lakefront Music Fest
July 21 Morristown, OH — Jamboree In The Hills
August 3 Decatur, IL — Decatur Celebration
September 1 Obetz, OH — Obetz Zucchinifest
September 8 Martin, TN — Tennessee Soybean Festival
About Gretchen Wilson: Gretchen Wilson exploded onto the country music scene with her smash hit “Redneck Woman” and has since scored three #1 albums. The critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter has won virtually every award for which she’s been nominated, including trophies from the Grammys, ACM, CMA, AMA and more. Her first book, the autobiographical “Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life,” landed her on the prestigious New York Times Best Seller List. She formed her own record company, Redneck Records, in 2009, and her I Got Your Country Right Here CD received two Grammy nominations. She released three albums in 2013: a new Country album entitled Right On Time, a 13-song Rock covers record Under The Covers, and her Christmas In My Heartholiday collection. After an almost three-year hiatus, she returned in 2017 with a new single “Rowdy,” new album Ready to Get ROWDY and a nationwide tour.
About Jessie G:Jessie G hails from the small coastal town of Brookings, Oregon. Her heritage spans across four generations of commercial fishermen. The oldest of three, Jessie grew up in a tightly knit, labor intensive, feast or famine community where the women work right alongside the men.
As a youngster, Jessie spent much of her childhood tagging alongside her father on the docks or aboard the hand-built family boat searching for Dungeness crab and albacore tuna and selling their catch at the market. Fishing was a way of life and Jessie’s early means to support her true passion—to become a performing artist.
She earned a scholarship to attend Linfield College in Oregon, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in both Political Science and The Fine Arts.
Jessie left the sea for the south in Fall 2014 to begin immersing herself into songwriting and she spending countless hours in the studio trademarking her sound.