"Redneck Woman"

I keep my Christmas lights on, on my front porch all year long
And I know all the words to every Tanya Tucker song

I'm not much of a fan of country music, but this gleeful, boot-stompin' song makes me want to find a real fun-lovin' redneck woman of my own. Shoot, it almost makes me want to *be* a redneck woman myself. Drinking beer at the local honky tonk, buying cheap lingerie, hell yeah, life don't get no better than that.

Seriously, it's a fun song, both to listen to and to sing along to in Karaoke Revolution. But I'm afraid it's based on a pickup truck full of lies. In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Tanya Tucker herself calls Gretchen Wilson on it:
Hey, she's lying out her ass. I asked her to sing me one of my songs the other day, and she didn't know a damn word of it!

Now I'm sure this was meant good-naturedly; after all, they did the interview together and Tanya admitted she was thrilled to be mentioned. Still, it makes me think twice about my own redneck woman plans. Is it really all it's cracked up to be? Just what else is she lying about? How long do you *really* keep your Christmas lights out, Ms. Wilson?


Helen Kim said...

I'm a huge fan of Gretchen Wilson. I interviewed her once and I've seen her in concert. The song is a classic tune and sure, I'm certain Wilson nowadays doesn't leave her Christmas lights on all year long but given her background (I've read her bio), she quite possibly did in her trailer park days. I'm sure she knows her old-school country music, too.

rohocop said...

Oops. I posted under my girlfriend's name!

Peter said...

Aw, man - I thought I had a new reader! :-)