Wilson’s Debut Certified Double Platinum

Gretchen Wilson’s debut album Here for the Party has been certified double platinum, for shipments of 2 million copies. She found out the news Wednesday (July 21) at the Country Music Hall of Fame, during a party that was intended to celebrate reaching platinum status. “Redneck Woman” spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart, and the title track is currently at No. 17. She will perform at the opening night of Toby Keith’s Big Throwdown tour on Saturday (July 24) in Foxboro, Mass., near Boston.