Gretchen Wilson's education inspired by her daughter

09/03/2007 at 03:14 PM ET

Country singer Gretchen Wilson announced plans to complete her high school education. The thirty-three year old “Redneck Woman” singer claimed her six year old daughter, Grace, inspired her to study for her GED, so she can secure a future for their family with, or without, a hit record.

I never had regrets until I had a child. I started realizing how important that was, how slim the chances were of my dream really coming true. And where would I be right now if they hadn’t come true [with] what kind of an education I have? And I wouldn’t really be anywhere. I’d probably be pouring drinks, just like I was before I got the record deal.

Gretchen said she hopes her fans will follow her lead and decide to focus on their education.

Source: ABC News

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Shoeaddict on

Anyone know if she divorced Grace’s father or if they were ever married at all?

Karen on

I remember reading an article about a month ago on either CMT or GAC talking about her being single. It said that she broke up with her long time boyfriend, who is the father of Grace a year ago.

Malorie on

what can i say miss Grace is a insperation to Gretchen wilson….:] i love Gretchens music!!! 9/15 VERY SOON.