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Story Behind the Song: Gretchen Wilson, ‘Work Hard, Play Harder’

In October of 2009, Gretchen Wilson released "Work Hard, Play Harder" as the lead single from her 2010 album, I Got Your Country Right Here. The tune reached the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart (No. 18) in June of 2010, becoming her first Top 20 single since 2005. Inside, Wilson tells The Boot about co-writing "Work Hard, Play Harder" with John Rich and Vickey McGehee.

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11 Years Ago: Gretchen Wilson Hits No. 1 With ‘Redneck Woman’

Eleven years ago today (May 29, 2004) was a life-altering day for Gretchen Wilson. It was on this day that her debut single, "Redneck Woman," claimed the No. 1 spot on the charts and stayed at the top for an impressive five weeks.

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Interview: Halfway to Hazard Ready to Re-launch Country Music Career

In the late 2000s, Halfway to Hazard earned a Top 40 song and Top 20 album, an ACM Awards nomination and opening spots on two of Tim McGraw's tours; their career was going the way so many up-and-coming artists hope their careers will go. Then, it stopped.

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Martina McBride Passionately Blasts Radio Consultant’s Remarks About Women in Country

For quite some time, there have been discussions regarding the lack of women making it big on country radio, despite the fact there are plenty of talented, quality female artists in country music. Recently, a music industry consultant made some fairly sexist comments regarding the topic -- and one of the genre's biggest stars, Martina McBride, responded with her opinion on the matter.

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