Anne Wilson. Photo courtesy of Cameron Powell
Capitol CMG artist, singer and songwriter Anne Wilson spoke about her latest single “God Thing”, the success of “My Jesus” and her future plans.
‘God’s Thing’ single
This high-energy track was co-written by Wilson, Ben Glover and Jeff Sojka, and it explores the tiny “miracles” that happen every day to remind us that a higher power is there to guide us and sustain us. in our time. of need. “This song is really important,” she said.
“I remember walking into the writer’s room and started talking about song ideas. I wanted to write a real country song that would reach country audiences. There are so many things that happen in life and we say “it’s a thing of God” and it’s true. God is still working even though we cannot see Him yet. It’s definitely the most country song on the record,” she explained.
Wilson’s highly anticipated debut album, “My Jesus,” is available everywhere April 22, which is available for pre-order on digital service providers by clicking here.
Commercial success of the singles “My Jesus”
“God Thing” follows his previous singles “Sunday Sermons”, “Hey Girl” and his breakthrough single “My Jesus”, which was the longest running No. 1 song on the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart of 2021 for a total of seven weeks; Additionally, she earned her first Billboard Music Award nomination for “Top Christian Song” at this year’s awards show. “It was a crazy year, where so many good things happened. It was a whirlwind of a year,” she said. “It’s been overwhelming in a good way, and that’s great.”
“To win a Billboard nomination for this song is crazy,” she exclaimed. “I saw that I was nominated alongside Kanye West, and I thought it was crazy, especially to be in a category with him. I’m very honored to be nominated for that, I love Billboard. That means the absolute world to me.
“It was cool to see how many people resonate with my songs,” she added.
The song also made Wilson the first female artist to top the Billboard Christian Airplay chart with a debut song. Wilson’s songs have garnered the up-and-coming artist over 140 million career streams, making him one of the most successful debut acts of 2021.
“Signing a record deal was really important to me,” she admitted of her career defining moments. “It was a dream come true. Also, playing the Grand Ole Opry twice was another big moment for me. I’ve always loved the Grand Ole Opry since I grew up listening to country music.
The digital age
As an artist in the digital age, Wilson said, “It’s amazing. I think it’s really cool that social media reaches so many people. We have such an amazing outlet that uses social media to be able to reach millions of people. Early in my art, I did TikTok videos and that’s how it all started, and that’s exactly what happened when we released the music video for “My Jesus.” It’s a really cool thing to be able to have this tool.
Fans are invited to join Wilson for a special “My Jesus” album launch event (in partnership with KISWE), taking place April 27 at 7 p.m. CT. “It’s going to be so much fun. I’m so excited about the Livestream,” she said.
Wilson will perform several songs from her new album, talk about her album and the recording process, and answer questions from fans live in the chat during the event. Tickets for the Livestream event are available by clicking here.
Speaking of the new CD, Wilson listed “Mamas” as her favorite track on the upcoming album, where she collaborates with Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “It’s one of my favorite songs and I wrote it on my mother,” she said. “I also wrote ‘Mamas’ for all the other mums. It’s going to be a really special song for Mother’s Day this year. I’m really honored to have Hillary Scott from Lady A featured on this song and we have a huge video clip that will be released in May, which is going to be magnificent.
“The heart behind the record and the title of the record is ‘My Jesus’ and everything flows from that,” she said. “I went through so much heartbreak losing my brother, Jacob, in a car accident, so I wanted to write songs that speak to people from all walks of life.”
“I want to write real vulnerable songs that connect with people, and that’s why so many songs have connected because they were written from real places in my life,” she added.
She is on tour with Zach Williams and will also join the “My People Tour” with Crowder, We The Kingdom and Patrick Mayberry this summer. She also performed at the Grand Ole Opry for the second time on April 16. “Touring with Zach is awesome, he’s such an awesome guy,” she said.
Background of Anne Wilson
Singer-songwriter Anne Wilson knows firsthand the healing power of music. The lyrics to Hillsong Worship’s “What A Beautiful Name” became a lifeline for the Lexington, Kentucky native after her brother was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 23.
Although she spent much of her childhood behind a piano, Wilson sang in front of an audience for the first time at her brother’s funeral. It was then that she realized what she was born to do. A video of her emotional performance circulated organically, eventually earning her a record deal.
With a powerful voice and a visible hunger for Jesus, the 20-year-old relies on his personal journal entries and time spent in nature for songwriting inspiration.
Wilson’s introductory track, “My Jesus,” is a warm invitation to experience her Savior in the same intimate way that she knows Him. She released a three-track debut single, also titled My Jesus—for Capitol Christian Music Group in early 2021 and followed it up with a live EP, My Jesus (live in Nashville).
His song “My Jesus” was on the Spotify Viral 50 and Rolling Stone Top 25 Trending charts. Her story has also been featured in the Religion News Service and The Washington Post.
Wilson made her Grand Ole Opry debut on the iconic stage in September 2021. She was featured in Billboard Magazine as an October 2021 Chart Breaker artist.
For budding young artists, Wilson said, “Work really hard at what you want to do, stay true to yourself, and don’t let anyone change you. Make sure you stay true to yourself and who you are as an artist. Never give up or lose hope in anything.
Under the current chapter of his life, Wilson replied, “Crazy Busy.” “There’s so much going on right now, but it’s all going in the right direction,” she said.
If she were to have a superpower, Wilson revealed it would be to “fly” so she could get to places faster. “It would be so cool to be able to fly,” she said.
She listed Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Riley Green and Blake Shelton as her dream male duo picks in music.
When asked what her alternative career choice would be, she replied, “I would be an astronaut, I’ve always loved space and I would like to work for NASA.”
Wilson defined the word success as “doing what God has called me to do and seeking it first”. “I’m just following God’s example and staying on the right path,” she said.
For his fans, Wilson concludes about his new music: “I hope these songs help heal people and help them overcome pain and loss. Music has a huge impact on everyone, no matter what genre you listen to. Music is one of the most important things. I just pray that these songs touch people and impact them, and reach a part of their soul that has never been reached before.
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