The Bottom Line
- "Redneck Women"
- "When I Think About Cheatin'"
- "When It Rains I Pour"
- 6 of 10 songs co-written by Gretchen.
- Produced by Mark Wright, Joe Scaife and John Rich.
- Released by Sony Records Nashville.
Guide Review - Gretchen Wilson - 'Here for the Party'
Gretchen wrote six of the songs on Here For The Party, including the hot title track and "Redneck Women." From the beautiful traditional country ballads "When I Think About Cheatin'" and "What Happened" to the gospel rap (yes that's right, a rap) of the infectious "Chariot," Gretchen showcases her versatility. "When It Rains I Pour" is a Trick Pony-like barroom track that showcases Gretchen's bluesy vocal style. Muzik Mafia friends Big & Rich help Gretchen out on "The Bed."
Gretchen Wilson has completed one heck of a debut album. Here For The Party will mostly appeal to traditional country music fans and modern fans alike. If you can stomach the one-minute rap interlude of "Chariot," (I kinda like it), then there is nothing not to like about Here For The Party.