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Hear Gretchen Wilson’s Sunny New Single ‘Summertime Town’

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Gretchen Wilson is ready to make a country comeback with her latest album. But her new single may surprise some longtime fans.

“Summertime Town” is the second single from Ready to Get Rowdy, and shows off a very different side of Wilson. Most of us are used to her punchy and unapologetic attitude, but this latest cut takes things a little easier. Instead of throwing back whiskey or calling out a jerk, the lyrics to “Summertime Town” are all about going with the flow – or the summer breeze.

It will be interesting to see if established fans connect with the sound, which feels more Tom Petty than Waylon. But hey, that’s not a bad thing. Wilson’s vocals are as strong as ever, and the narrative of a romance that disappears as quick as the summer sun is plenty refreshing.

READ MORE: Hear Gretchen Wilson’s “Rowdy” Return to Country Music

Ready to Get Rowdy is available online and in stores now. You can catch her on tour across the U.S. through the end of the summer. A full list of Wilson’s upcoming concerts dates can be found here.

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