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“Chariot” refers to judgment day, anticipates a heavenly family reunion and says, “I gave Jesus my life/I stepped right up and got washed in the blood.” Although a lady does a rotten job of building hedges in her life, she resists the temptation to be unfaithful to her man on “When I Think About Cheatin’.” “Holdin’ You” proclaims, “I don’t need whiskey to drown out the pain.” In stark contrast ...

Objectionable Content

“When It Rains” puts faith in Jim Beam to beat the blues (“When it rains I pour a couple more rounds/Till the hurtin’ and the heartache start to drown”). Wilson boasts of tending bar at 15 (“Pocahontas Proud”). She portrays herself as a rowdy, hard-drinking, profane, flirtatious honky-tonker on “Here for the Party” and the hit “Redneck Woman.” She threatens a potential “Homewrecker” with physical violence. Mild profanities are common.

Summary Advisory

Profanity. Alcohol. The urge to raise Cain. Gretchen Wilson claims to be a Christian yet is consciously positioning herself as country music’s bad girl. Her smash single states, “You might think I’m trashy, a little too hard core/But in my neck of the woods, I’m just the girl next door.” Move teens to a different neighborhood.

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Million-selling, No. 1 country disc peaked at 2 on the pop chart. “Redneck Woman” spent more than a month at No. 1.

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