I've always had a soft spot for Gretchen Wilson, a grammy winner and country superstar (her hits include "Redneck Woman," "I don't feel like loving you today" and "When I think about Cheatin." - She's a standout in an industry that wants its women soft, feminine and Fatih Hill-like *(not that Faith isn't good too) -- she has a real, raw talent and a Tammy Wynette quality in her honest songs.
Now I like her even more.
At 34 years old, she passed her GED exam and will finally get a high school diploma. Wilson dropped out in 9th grade (in her home state of Tennesse 20% of H.S. students never graduate).
Wilson said she did it for her 7-year-old daughter because:
"I certainly don't want her to think you can be this successful without an education."