The newest singer and recording artist, 20-year-old Anne Wilson, wins at K-LOVE fan awards for her debut song “My Jesus,” and expresses how it made her “humble” and “grateful.”
Anne Wilson In ‘My Jesus’
In the recent K-LOVE Fan Awards, Anne Wilson brought home two titles in her hit debut song, “My Jesus.” As young as 20-years-old, she won the “Breakout Single of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year.” She told Faithwire how “honored” and “grateful” she was following her back-to-back award.
“I think it’s so surreal to be in this place and realize that fans voted for me,” she said. “That’s such an honor and just makes me so humble, so grateful.”
“My Jesus” is Anne’s first single which landed in the first spot on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart. According to the report, it “sold more than half a million copies.” And then her “first full-length album debuted at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart.”
Moreover, the young recording artist admitted how nervous she was going up on stage during the awards. But her parents and sister’s presence gave her confidence. She also revealed how it’s still hard for her to believe that she’s “now a recording artist.”
When asked how she felt about having her songs impacting millions, Anne said she’s “honored.”
“It’s such a beautiful, full-circle moment for me that I never thought I would have,” she described. “I didn’t grow up wanting to be an artist, so to have this moment now of realizing that my songs are impacting people, it’s so surreal for me.”
The Story Behind
The new recording artist started as a teen who dreamed of becoming an astronaut. It never entered her mind that she would pursue music until her beloved brother, Jacob, died.
Anne and her 23-year-old brother from Lexington, Kentucky, were so close. That’s why when he met a car accident that tragically cost his life, she was deeply devastated. Music became her friend during the loss. It was also during her brother’s funeral that she sang in public for the first time.
“I wouldn’t be here if my brother hadn’t passed away,” Anne said. “But I also am so grateful to be here. I’m so grateful that I get to share Jesus with people and that I get to encourage people in the Lord. I would trade it all to have my brother back. But I’m so grateful that God used [his death] for good.”
Further, Anne shared how she keeps “a heavenly perspective” in an interview at “The Prodigal Stories Podcast.”
“This is not our final home; heaven is,” she remarked. “So I think keeping my perspective on that and realizing that things on earth don’t matter as much when we have our heavenly home. I think that’s a really big encouragement for me and I think that’s what I’d inspire others to just keep their eyes on that.”
Reference | Faithwire