Anne Wilson (Photo courtesy of Universal Music Group Nashville)
Thu, Jun 8th 2023 09:30 pm
Universal Music Group Nashville and Capitol Christian Music Group are teaming up for the release of new music from award-winning artist Anne Wilson.
Tallying more than 600 million global streams, Wilson has won two GMA Dove Awards and earned a Grammy nomination for her 2022 debut album, “My Jesus.” The Kentucky native is one of Nashville’s most inspiring young trailblazers, mixing the heart of contemporary Christian with the sound of country music.
“From the moment we first met Anne, it was clear she had a special talent and an incredible story and message,” shared Capitol CMG’s Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy. “It’s been so rewarding to be a part of the success she’s had with her debut project, and we are thrilled to have UMG Nashville and Cindy Mabe as partners for this next chapter. We believe there’s no ceiling for what Anne can achieve.”
“Anne Wilson is a boundary pushing artist who belongs in both Christian and country music formats and cultures,” added UMG Nashville Chair and CEO Cindy Mabe. “She’s here to take her story and the power of her music to new audiences, while continuing to be an ambassador of faith in youth culture and beyond within the Christian music audience. She’s unique and dynamic in sound, purpose and spirit, and getting to partner with her, her team at Story House Collective, and Hudson Plachy and Brad O’Donnell and their team at Capitol Christian Music Group is a great privilege.”
Adding to her powerhouse Nashville team, Wilson has also signed on with boutique talent agency The Neal Agency.
Next up, Wilson will take the stage at RiseFest in Iowa on June 9, “CMA Fest” in Nashville June 10-11, and will perform at the Grand Ole Opry on June 16. For more information, visit AnneWilsonOfficial.com.
‘Seventh of June’ Reflecting on Personal Journey of Loss and Faith
Multi award-winning artist and songwriter Wilson pours her heart out in her poignant new release, “Seventh of June.” A deeply personal and heartfelt tribute to her beloved late brother, Jacob, the track and accompanying music video is available everywhere now.
Wilson enlisted trusted collaborators Matthew West and Jeff Pardo (“My Jesus,” “Living Water”) to craft this soul-stirring account of his passing, reflecting the raw pain of loss while showcasing Wilson’s unwavering faith and conviction. Through her powerful lyricism and emotional delivery, Wilson not only cherishes her brother’s memory, but also extends solace to those grappling with profound grief.
“ ‘Seventh of June’ is a song that was written about the day that forever changed my life. The day that I lost my big brother Jacob in a tragic car accident,” Wilson shared with heartfelt vulnerability. “No matter how much time passes, this is a day that will always be so important to me. I really pray this song impacts people and reminds them that it’s OK to grieve. Jesus is with us in the midst of it all! This is for you, Jacob.”
The accompanying music video, directed by TK McKamy, a CMA and ACM award-winning director, was filmed at the Wilson Farm, which has been in their family for over a century in the Kentucky countryside. Given the importance of this song and video, Wilson’s entire family had a hand in the creation of the video that serves as a meaningful collaboration honoring Jacob’s life. Brief glimpses of his resting place and the songstress wearing one of his old shirts while strumming Jacob’s guitar bring personal touches that infuse each moment of the video with depth, heartbreak and healing.
Wilson’s life was forever transformed by the impact of Jacob’s passing, as she discovered her voice and musical mission in the days following the tragedy while delivering a heartfelt performance at his funeral. Since then, Wilson has used her God-given talent to create music that resonates with millions.
She went on to write and release “My Jesus,” the “deeply personal breakout ballad” (Billboard) that catapulted her to massive success, quickly being named ASCAP’s 2022 Christian Music Awards Song of the Year, reaching Spotify’s “Viral 50,” the Shazam Top 200, and Rolling Stone’s Top 25 trending charts.
The follow-up to her introductory track was her Grammy-nominated, 15-song debut album, “My Jesus.” Rising to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian & Gospel Albums and the Top 200 Christian and Gospel charts upon release, the record-breaking debut has amassed her catalog over 600 million global career streams to date.
This past April, Wilson celebrated her life-changing album with a special edition titled “My Jesus (Anniversary Deluxe),” featuring two all-new tracks that honored the project in a reimagined light.
The rising songstress was recently nominated for Best New Female Artist at last week’s K-LOVE Fan Awards. Other career accolades include nominations for her first Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, and nods from the American Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards for Favorite Inspirational Artist and Top Christian Song, respectively. Wilson also earned herself a spot on Pandora’s 2023 “Artist to Watch: Christian/Gospel” list and RIAA’s “Class of 2022,” all while writing and publishing her first book, “My Jesus: From Heartache To Hope,” which launched to major success before going on to make the Evangelical Christian Publishing Association’s Bestseller List.
After performing over 150-plus shows in 2022 and completing 39 dates on the 2023 Winter Jam Tour, Wilson will appear at CMA Fest on June 11 and has more exciting touring announcements to be shared soon. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.