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Anne Wilson photo by Robby Klein // provided by Universal Music Group Nashville
Anne Wilson photo by Robby Klein // provided by Universal Music Group Nashville

Anne Wilson leaves the 'Rain In The Rearview' in pursuit of clearer skies ahead

Mon, Jan 29th 2024 11:00 pm

Universal Music Group Nashville Press Release

Platinum-certified, Grammy-nominated artist and songwriter Anne Wilson has unveiled the music video for her debut country single, “Rain In The Rearview,” exclusively on CMT/Paramount Times Square billboards, CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com. The music video comes just days after she was revealed as a member of the coveted 2024 CMT “Next Women of Country” class.



Directed by ACM Award-winner TK McKamy, the music video is a visual allegory for Anne’s journey. The video begins with Wilson driving in her car as rain begins to pour before the imagery takes a poignant turn, finding Wilson standing strong in the pouring rain – a powerful symbol of finding strength in the midst of challenges. The video comes to a close as Wilson drives into the unknown, taking a bold leap towards brighter days ahead.

“​​The three versions of me and the perspectives of all three were so accurate to how my life has been,” Wilson shares with CMT. “We all go through different seasons and sometimes need the reminder that we can leave our past behind us.”

The Kentucky native adds, “I love this music video so much. We were working through the idea and concept behind it. It was really about portraying three different versions of myself – the happy version, which is the healed version; the driver, which is kind of plowing through everything; and then the one that is sad and kind of looking on the past and reflecting what has come before. And I love the reminder in this music video and getting to work with T.K. McKamy on this treatment of how can we take this song and dive deeper into what it means? And I think in life we all go through different seasons where we’re either fully healed, we’re still looking back and struggling with depression and anxiety from the past, or we’re driving in the seat and we’re going ahead for what’s to come. So, I love that we got to portray all three of those in this video.”

Her sister, Elizabeth, is also in the video as her double. She tells CMT, “People have always said we look like twins, so it was a blast finally getting to pretend like we are! My sister is my stylist and best friend, so having her a part of this was truly an honor.”

The track, currently spinning at country radio now, was penned by Wilson, Matthew West, Jaren Johnston and Zach Kale. Garnering praise from critics since its release in September, MusicRow notes that “vocally she’s got the goods” and Billboard cites the “acoustic coda showcases Wilson’s ceiling-scraping vocal capabilities.” Released as part of her bold new venture that fuses the Christian and country genres, Holler noted that the new three-pack of songs, “REBEL (The Beginning),” “clearly outlines Wilson’s new country-leaning mission statement,” as two of the songs simultaneously make waves at Christian radio (“Strong”) and country radio (“Rain In The Rearview”).

As she charges into 2024 with momentum like never before, Wilson hits the stage with Scotty McCreery for his “Cab In A Solo Tour “as direct support, marking her first-ever country tour. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, will trek across the U.S. with stops including Atlanta, Philadelphia and Boston. Tickets are available for purchase at annewilsonofficial.com.

Earlier this month, Wilson was tapped as one of Spotify’s “Hot Country Artists to Watch 2024,” further cementing her position as one on the rise from CMT, Music Mayhem and Pandora. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com, and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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