Just in time for Mother’s Day, Anne Wilson is sharing a poignant tribute to mamas – with the help of her mother, and Hillary Scott and her three daughters.
“It’s a love letter to all our mamas and an anthem for the people who love them wholly,” Wilson said. “No matter what kind of mama you are, y’all are doing the Lord’s work!
“We wanted this song to capture the hearts of so many different people. Whether it’s a song for you about your mom, or because you’re a mom, or maybe it’s your grandmother that raised you or a different mother figure in your life.”
Singer/songwriter 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 singer relies on personal journal entries and time spent in nature for songwriting inspiration.
Wilson’s introductory track, “My Jesus” – which she co-wrote with Jeff Pardo and Matthew West – is described as “a warm invitation to experience her savior in the same intimate way she knows him.” She released a debut three-track 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).”
In April, her debut album, “My Jesus,” hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian & Gospel Albums and Top 200 Christian & Gospel charts, as well as landing in the Top 10 on Billboard's Album Sales chart during street week. Her debut was the largest debut week in more than 15 years by a Capitol Christian Music Group-signed new artist.