Anne Wilson’s “My Jesus” climbs to the top of the Christian music charts: “A whirlwind of emotions”
Singer Anne Wilson has become a household name since releasing her debut single, “My Jesus,” this summer, which recently hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts for Christian music.
The 19 years old co-wrote the song with Christian artist Matthew West and music producer Jeff Pardo.
âI was blown away by the way God used My Jesus to impact so many lives,â Wilson told Billboard. âI am so honored that he chose me to be his ship for this specific time and season. My favorite part so far has been watching people sing My Jesus in shows at the top of their lungs and hearing stories of how they were impacted by the song. I never dreamed that God would use this song in such a powerful way. “
The Lexington, Kentucky native grew up playing music, mainly the piano, then sang in front of an audience for the first time at the age of 15. Sadly, this performance took place during the funeral of her brother who was killed in a car crash at the age of 23.
On that dark day, Wilson sang “What a Beautiful Name”, a popular Hillsong Worship hymn. She then recorded a video of the song with friends and posted it on YouTube.
âThis song is dedicated to the loving memory of my beloved big brother, Jacob,â Wilson wrote in the video caption. “Thank you Jacob for always encouraging us to praise God, to work hard, and to always be kind. You love us and miss you more every day.”
This YouTube video caught the attention of a Nashville producer, which ultimately led to Wilson working with Capitol Christian Music, according to Religious News.
âThe unprecedented success of My Jesus is just the beginning, and we can’t wait to see what will happen for Anne,â Capital Christian Music co-chairs Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy said in a statement. .
Over the past few years, Wilson has worked to strengthen his singing and writing skills.
Although she was shocked by the success of My Jesus, Wilson said it was a blessing to see the song resonate with so many people.
âIt has been a whirlwind of emotions,â she told Religion News. “Just gratitude and gratitude, watching God take my story, which was something so broken, and turn it into something so beautiful.”
Wilson is currently on tour with Big Daddy Weave and working on new songs for his next album which will be released next year.
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