Gretchen Wilson & Merle Haggard Sing ‘Politically Uncorrect’ In 2005 Duet
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Gretchen Wilson teamed up with late country music legend Merle Haggard for the riotous country tune “Politically Uncorrect,” the song waging a war on the trend of political correctness in society at the time of its release. Through a series of untamed lyrics, Wilson and Haggard stood up for their beliefs and the blue-collar lifestyle.
“And I’m for the Bible
And I’m for the flag
And I’m for the working man
Me and Ol’ Hag
I’m just one of many who can’t get no respect
“Politically Uncorrect” was released by Wilson as part of her 2005 album All Jacked Up. The album flew off the charts landing at No.1 in its first week. Wilson released four singles off the album including “All Jacked Up” and “I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today” all of which found a spot on the country chart. The album went platinum in the U.S.
Quite The Duo
Her rockin’ duet with the country legend, “Politically Uncorrect” earned Wilson and Haggard a Grammy nomination for “Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.” While Wilson was peaking in her career, having an unforgettable song with Haggard only added to the fire. These two know how to show fans a good time that’s for sure!
Just one year later, we lost the legend on his 79th birthday. Nonetheless, songs like these help us remember the incredible mark he left on the country music world!
You can hear “Politically Uncorrect” below.