Gretchen Wilson Shook Up The World Of Country With ‘Here For The Party’


Country star Gretchen Wilson took the nation by storm when she declared to the world she is “Here for the Party” back in July of 2004.

The song was released as the second single and title track Wilson’s debut album “Here for the Party” as a follow-up from her smash hit “Redneck Woman.” “Here for the Party” dominated charts reaching No. 3 on US Hot Country Songs and No. 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song electrified its listeners with clever lines like “You know I’m here for the party and I ain’t leavin’ till they throw me out” and “I may not be a ten but the boys say I clean up good and if gave ’em half a chance for some rowdy romance you know they would.

The album itself received a whopping four Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, Best Country Album, Best Country Song, and Best Female Country Vocal Performance which Wilson went on to win (go Gretchen). 

“Here for the Party” was certified gold and has transcended through time, with women everywhere still singing along to it as their party girl anthem. 

Listen to the country banger below and let us know what you think!

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