CHICAGO — Gretchen Wilson didn’t think turning 40 last week was a big deal. To her, it was just another number. Turning 36 a few years ago? That was a different story.
“For whatever reason, 36 was hard for me,” Wilson said on Monday, two days before she officially hit 40, from her home in Tennessee. “I felt like that was getting old. When I was a kid, as soon as someone said they’re 36, I thought, ‘Oh, they’re old.’ Maybe 50 will be hard for me as well. But I feel like I’m in the best place I’ve ever been in life. Forty looks really good.”