Anne Wilson scores her first #1 this week this week as her single "My Jesus" ascends to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart. Wilson's "My Jesus" knocks Lauren Daigle's "You Say" down the top spot.
"I've been blown away by how God has been using 'My Jesus' to impact so many lives," Wilson tells Billboard. "I'm so honored that He chose me to be His vessel for this specific time and season. My favorite part so far has been seeing people sing 'My Jesus' at shows to the top of their lungs and hearing stories of how they've been impacted by the song. I would've never dreamed that God would use this song in such a mighty way."
Wilson's "My Jesus" is Capitol CMG's largest debut single launch from a new artist in nearly 10 years. "My Jesus" debuted at No.1 on iTunes in the US and Russia (Christian & Gospel), No. 17 on iTunes (all genre), and the Top 15 music video on all of iTunes.
Singer/songwriter Anne Wilson knows the healing power of music firsthand. The lyrics of 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 at that moment that she realized what she was born to do.
A video of her moving performance organically circulated, eventually landing her a record deal. With a mesmerizing voice and a visible hunger for Jesus, the 19-year-old relies on personal journal entries and time spent in nature for songwriting inspiration. Her rootsy sound reflects her strong southern upbringing and her admiration for country royalty like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton married with the heart-on-your-sleeve transparency of Steffany Gretzinger and Lauren Daigle. Wilson's introductory track,
"My Jesus"-which she co-wrote with Jeff Pardo and Matthew West-is a warm invitation to experience her Savior in the same intimate way she knows Him. She has released a debut three-track single-also titled My Jesus-for Capitol Christian Music Group in early 2021.