We’re literally already holding on to our hats (well not literally, but you get the idea) in preparation for when Gretchen Wilson hits the stage at this year’s CMC Rocks The Hunter festival.
Renowned for being one of the rowdiest, most energetic, best live performers in country music, we’re more than looking to being blown away when she makes her first appearance at CMC Rocks.
We caught up with Gretchen for another edition of AAA to find out a little more about one of our big name acts of 2014:
1) What are you most looking forward to doing when you are in Australia?
I did a promo tour and a concert tour in Australia and loved the people. We were mostly in major cities, so I didn’t get to see much of the countryside. I’m really looking forward to getting back there to play for everyone.
2) What is the first album you ever bought?
Led Zeppelin – IV
3) Do you have an all time favourite album and if so, what is it?
I don’t think I could single out just one favorite album. My musical taste varies so much that I would have to pick one from every genre.
4) Is there a song you wish you had written/performed?
I kind of got to do that with our Under The Covers album. I grew up playing country and classic rock, and one of my longtime dreams was to cut an album of classic rock songs. Each song on the album would be one I might mention when answering your question. We play a classic rock medley every night on stage, so I get the best of both worlds.
5) Is there an artist you are most looking forward to seeing at CMC Rocks the Hunter 2014?
I understand CMC Rocks the Hunter is a huge festival, so I’m going to have to check out the lineup again. I really enjoy checking out local acts wherever I play to get a feel for what new artists are doing and what the local fans are into.
6) If you weren’t a musician/artist, what would you be?
I always thought that teaching music would be a good back up plan. That’s why I went back to school and earned my GED, just in case I ever have the opportunity to do that!
7) How do you relax after coming off the road?
After a show, I like to wind down on my bus and visit with friends and fans. This may sound crazy, but when I get home from the road the best way for me to relax is to clean my house! It’s just one of my “things.”
8) What is your favourite food?
When I’m on the road, my go-to food is McDonalds! I always know what I’m getting there. I also love Mexican food with a good margarita.
9) Artist/s to watch in this next year?
I haven’t been too impressed with new country for a very long time. However, artists like Kasey Musgraves seem to be pushing the edge a little bit and are making me think there might still be hope!