Gretchen Wilson Gets Her Diploma
May 5, 2008 at 2:27 PM (PT)
COLUMBIA RECORDS/NASHVILLE artist GRETCHEN WILSON is no longer part of the statistic that at least one-fifth of all working aged TENNESSEANS do not have a high school diploma.
In a front-page story in today's (5/4) TENNESSEAN GRETCHEN discusses that what prompted her into action to take her GED test was her daughter GRACE, now 7 yr.s old.
"I don't want to be the dummy that says, 'I don't know how to do that,' " says WILSON, from her home, which sits on 400 acres they call WILSON MOUNTAIN. "And I certainly don't want her to think you can be this successful without an education."
GRETCHEN, who dropped out of school in ninth grade, passed her General Educational Development exam in APRIL. GRETCHEN took her test with 21-year-old cousin MATT, who found out on the last day of testing in 12th grade that he didn't have enough credits to graduate. They both will wear caps and gowns when they walk in a May 15 WILSON COUNTY graduation ceremony.
You can see GRETCHEN talking about all of this on CBS THIS MORNING, tomorrow morning (05/06), beginning at 7a (ET). WILSON has new music coming to Country radio this JUNE according to the TENNESSEAN.
Read the complete story at www.tennessean.com.