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Gretchen Wilson, Josh Gracin Sing for Republicans
CMT.com ^ | 6/20/06

Posted on 06/22/2006 12:22:35 PM PDT by NRA1995

Gretchen Wilson and Josh Gracin were among the performers appearing Monday night (June 19) in Washington at a fundraiser that generated $27 million to be used by Republican candidates in the November elections. President Bush provided a speech for more than 5,000 supporters attending the President's Dinner at the Washington Convention Center. The event raised money for the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: campaignfinance; electioncongress; electionushouse; electionussenate; gretchenwilson; joshgracin; semperfi

1 posted on 06/22/2006 12:22:37 PM PDT by NRA1995
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To: NRA1995
Hollywood can HAVE Bradjolena.....


2 posted on 06/22/2006 12:29:28 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Zarqawi died, liberals cried....)
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To: NRA1995

3 posted on 06/22/2006 12:39:04 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: So Cal Rocket

Me likey.


4 posted on 06/22/2006 12:42:03 PM PDT by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: NRA1995

Hey, Natalie Maines.

*points at Gretchen Wilson*

There's a REAL Dixie chick for ya.

}:-)4


5 posted on 06/22/2006 12:44:22 PM PDT by Moose4 (Dirka dirka Mohammed jihad.)
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To: NRA1995
And for the ladies:


6 posted on 06/22/2006 12:54:02 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: Moose4
There's a REAL Dixie chick for ya.

Not really a Dixie chick; she's from Illinois, slightly north of the Mason-Dixon line. But hey, what the hell, she makes Natalie Maines look like a sow!

7 posted on 06/22/2006 12:59:40 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Zarqawi died, liberals cried....)
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To: NRA1995

Get out. She's from Illinois?!? Wow. Well, I did always hear that southern Illinois was a heck of a lot more Southern than half the South nowadays...

}:-)4


8 posted on 06/22/2006 1:13:58 PM PDT by Moose4 (Dirka dirka Mohammed jihad.)
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To: NRA1995

Recently saw Gretchen in concert. Amazing. She sang Heart's "Barracuda" near the end of the show and brought the house down.


9 posted on 06/22/2006 1:19:05 PM PDT by goarmy (Zarqawi's OH SH*T moment lasted 52 minutes)
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To: goarmy

She's in my area in September....I'm goin'


10 posted on 06/22/2006 1:23:55 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Zarqawi died, liberals cried....)
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To: Moose4

Hell Yeah....even when not All Jacked Up


11 posted on 06/22/2006 1:30:22 PM PDT by xp38
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To: NRA1995

Bump for former Camp Pendleton Marine Josh Gracin.


12 posted on 06/22/2006 1:35:44 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace higher taxes with Angelides.)
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To: NRA1995

the album title is apt for this event

13 posted on 06/22/2006 1:35:53 PM PDT by xp38
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To: NRA1995
she makes Natalie Maines look like a sow!

Hey don't insult the sows.

14 posted on 06/22/2006 1:55:35 PM PDT by baker_girl (Removed by Moderator)
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To: baker_girl

Sorry, I don't know WHAT I was thinking there....


15 posted on 06/22/2006 2:09:27 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Zarqawi died, liberals cried....)
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To: NRA1995
I'll let go this time.:o)
16 posted on 06/22/2006 2:16:12 PM PDT by baker_girl (Removed by Moderator)
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To: NRA1995; silent_jonny; EmilyGeiger; mystery-ak
Cool, NRA1995. Thanks for posting this. Gretchen Wilson and Josh Gracin are two of my favorite performers these days.

Jonny, Emily and mystery, pinging you to news that Gretchen Wilson and Josh Gracin performed at the huge Republican fundraising gala in DC the other day. You might want to spread the word to other American Idol fans.

17 posted on 06/22/2006 2:19:42 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Where you go with me, heaven will always be.)
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To: NRA1995

Hey Chicks, put that in your 5 disc changer & play it.


18 posted on 06/22/2006 3:23:04 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (...heavy strings, tune low, play hard and floor it. Floor it. That's technical talk....)
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To: Wolfstar

Thanks for the ping! :) Wow, I'm so happy for Josh. He was one of my favorites that year. He's doing so well.


19 posted on 06/22/2006 3:49:12 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: EmilyGeiger

Josh is one of my favorites too. He's doing extremely well. In fact, he's really the only former AI contestant (other than winners and runners up) who has gone on to a successful recording career.


20 posted on 06/22/2006 3:54:50 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Where you go with me, heaven will always be.)
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To: Wolfstar

The part of that that I like most is that Simon never liked Josh much. :) Now he's eating a little crow. :)


21 posted on 06/22/2006 4:59:27 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: EmilyGeiger
The part of that that I like most is that Simon never liked Josh much. :) Now he's eating a little crow.

Exactly. Josh finished his commitment to the Marines, got his honorable discharged, then moved his family to Nashville. He's succeeded the old-fashioned way, through hard work, and the AI machine never helped him a bit (other than his appearing on the show).

22 posted on 06/22/2006 5:01:52 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Where you go with me, heaven will always be.)
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To: goarmy
Recently saw Gretchen in concert. Amazing. She sang Heart's "Barracuda" near the end of the show and brought the house down.

I saw her in concert a few weeks ago, too. She completely rocked on "Barracuda!" Although, I'm a huge Heart fan, so I love that song anyway. Not many people can do as well as Ann Wilson, but she was awesome.

23 posted on 06/22/2006 5:55:20 PM PDT by ncdrumr
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To: Wolfstar

Didn't he spend some time in Iraq? Bless him. He deserves the success.


24 posted on 06/22/2006 6:03:36 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: EmilyGeiger
Didn't he spend some time in Iraq? Bless him. He deserves the success.

Emily, although I don't know if Josh went to Iraq, I know for certain he has entertained troops on bases here in the U.S. Kelly Clarkson went to Iraq to entertain our troops there. If Josh hasn't gone, I'm sure he will when the opportunity presents itself.

25 posted on 06/22/2006 9:13:04 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Where you go with me, heaven will always be.)
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To: Wolfstar

I think he did go.... seems to me his unit was called up when he was on AI and they released him until his time on the show was over. He went like 2 weeks after he was voted off. He didn't get to go on the tour either.

I think. :)


26 posted on 06/23/2006 4:48:03 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: NRA1995

They're professionals. They sing for money.


27 posted on 06/23/2006 6:01:43 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: em2vn
They're professionals. They sing for money.

Well, when she performs at a Democrat function and trashes Republicans the way a lot of celebs do, I'll get disappointed and cynical like you....

28 posted on 06/23/2006 6:46:37 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Zarqawi died, liberals cried....)
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To: NRA1995

Your taking of my comments as cynical is ill founded. I made an observation that performers go where they are paid to perform.
One should not be surprised if each of them might perform for a group of Democrats in the future. It is what they do in their respective careers.


29 posted on 06/23/2006 8:42:12 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: em2vn

I take it as cynical because you won't see the Dixie Chicks doing a Republican fundraiser, regardless of the pay. Have a nice day :-)


30 posted on 06/23/2006 10:03:54 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Zarqawi died, liberals cried....)
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To: NRA1995

You would see them if they were paid enough. Of course it would be RINOs who would hire them.


31 posted on 06/23/2006 12:28:17 PM PDT by em2vn
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