Saturday, November 05, 2005
Gretchen Wilson: Charlie Fan
The Bulletin Onlin: "She penned the title track, already a top 5 radio hit, with John Rich and Music Row songscribe Vicky McGehee. Meantime, Kid Rock and Hank Williams, Jr. -- both of whom made cameo appearances in 2004’s “Redneck Woman” video -- joins such luminaries as Charlie Daniels and Larry the Cable Guy in the new “All Jacked Up” video clip, showing locally on country cable channel GAC.
Wilson says the new song is “a cross between ZZ Top and the Charlie Daniels Band. It starts with the licks of ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ and ends with ‘The South's Gonna Do It Again.’ And then there’s some other stuff in the middle. It’s book-ended with Charlie licks...I’ve gotten to know him. We both live in Wilson County [TN]. The first day I met him he gave me a hug and said, ‘Welcome to Wilson County.’ He said, ‘I know everyone out there, I know all the good ones and all the bad ones. If you have any questions, call me…’”
“I don’t know how the fans will react to it. I hope they love it. I love it enough to make it the title track and make it the first single and video. I think it’s funny, and I think it is going to bring people exactly back to that. They’re going to think Charlie Daniels…and ZZ Top. They’re going to think good ol’ rockin’ American country music hopefully, and dig it. "