Gretchen Wilson All Jacked Up Review

Released 2005.  

BBC Review

Four times Grammy nominee and CMT award winner scores again...

Sue Keogh 2004

From songs about beer and chewing tobacco to the tongue-in-cheek attack on the likes of Paris Hilton in California Girls, it's clear in the follow up to Wilson's 2003 debut Here For The Party that she's still proud to be a redneck woman.

Working again with John Rich she writes or co-writes most of the songs here, and does a good job at emulating the style of heroines Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt in tracks like "I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today" and "Rebel Child".

Heavy on the fiddle and steel, littered with references to George Jones, Dolly Parton and Charlie Daniels, and featuring Merle Haggard on harmony vocals ("Politically Uncorrect"), this is refreshingly good, honest country music that sees the sharp-shooter from Pocahontas living up to her early promise.

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