NASHVILLE, TN Tuesday May.18.2004 / -- With her "Redneck Woman" moving up a notch, Gretchen Wilson becomes the first female artist to take her debut single to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart since 2001, when two women did that in the same year.

The last year a female artist that took her debut single to No. 1 was Cyndi Thomson, who topped the chart in September of 2001 with, "What I Really Meant To Say," that stayed on top for three weeks.

Earlier that year, Jamie O'Neal's debut, "There is No Arizona," peaked at No. 1 in February (O'Neal actually hit No. 1 with her first two singles, when her follow-up, "When I Think About Angels, hit No. 1 in August, 2001).

Wilson is no doubt thrilled since she's already declared, "Good things in my career can't happen too fast for me."

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