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Anne Wilson Drops Genre Spanning ‘REBEL’ Album & Announces Fall Tour

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PLATINUM-certified, GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter Anne Wilson proudly unveils her new 16-song album REBEL, available everywhere today. A co-writer on each of the 16 tracks, Wilson boldly stamps her love of Jesus, Country music and family into one cohesive record.

Wilson commemorated the groundbreaking release this morning with a performance of her loud-and-proud title track “REBEL” on The 3rd Hour of TODAY, where she also announced her headlining REBEL Tour with special guest Jordan Rowe, kicking off on Sept. 12. Tickets for the 28-stop tour will be available for presale at 10 a.m. local on Tuesday, April 23, and general on-sale will begin on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. local on www.annewilsonofficial.com.

“I have worked so hard on this record. I poured my heart and soul into every single song,” shares Wilson. “I’m so thankful for my co-writers diving deep with me on this project and partnering with me to create these songs. This writing process was the most freeing experience I’ve ever had. I enjoyed every moment so much and will never forget that season of my life. When I think about this new album and this set of songs, all I see is the faithfulness of God. He called this little 15 year old girl from Kentucky out of the tragic loss of her brother and has brought me on the most incredible journey. I would be nowhere without Jesus. My hope is that you all absolutely love these songs and that you feel Jesus in all of them. I pray this record impacts your life for the glory and honor of Jesus. That it brings you JOY and peace. That it inspires you to be a REBEL.

Charging onto the scene three years ago with her debut single “My Jesus,” Wilson made the powerful declaration to cling firmly to her faith after finding God’s healing following the tragic loss of her brother. Now, as she remains steadfast and unwavering in her commitment to her faith-filled message, Wilson delivers an album in REBEL that “hits the bullseye between contemporary Christian and Country twang” (GRAMMY) in an ode to Wilson’s Lexington, Ky. roots that honors two genres who share a deep rooted history.

REBEL acts as a page turning autobiography into who Wilson is at her core, “a genre-blender in the truest, most artistically satisfying meaning of the word” (Holler). People.com further praises it “as entertaining as it is nourishing,” filled with “lively, often sassy melodies delivered by one of contemporary music’s freshest new voices, regardless of genre.” Wilson combines much-needed encouragement, vulnerability and transparency into a perfect balance that footholds the space between the dead-end road paved in dirt and the church pew of redemption on Sunday morning. Produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith, REBEL emerges as a powerful message of faith.

Highlighted on today’s record is “the upbeat banger” (GRAMMY) “Songs About Whiskey,”released with an all-new music video. Wilson unashamedly walks the line of her strong faith and Country roots, resulting in a lyrical redemption that swerves typical vices of whiskey, nicotine and one-night stands to place exclamation on her heavenly fix. Wilson also joined forces with some of Christian and Country music’s biggest names on REBEL, tapping reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Lainey Wilson for “Praying Woman,” GRAMMY-Award winner Chris Tomlin for “The Cross” and the previously released “breezy ode to the riches found in the simplicity” (Billboard) with Jordan Davis titled “Country Gold.”

Last month, Wilson landed her first CMT Music Award nomination for Breakthrough Female Video of the Year for her Country radio single “Rain In The Rearview.” Meanwhile, her Christian radio single “Strong” has climbed to No. 2 across multiple Christian radio charts. Despite only being three years into her burgeoning career, Wilson has already amassed an impressive list of accolades, including winning a Billboard Music Award, multiple DOVE and K-LOVE Fan Awards, in addition to being a GRAMMY and American Music Award nominee. Recognized as Apple Music’s Country Riser for April, an artist to watch by Spotify, Pandora, the Grand Ole Opry, CMT and more, and over 900M career streams, Wilson’s trajectory knows no bounds.

Wilson’s new album will take her back to her roots as she prepares for her sold-out hometown album release show this Sunday, April 21 at the Lexington Opera House (available to stream here) followed by a performance on Tuesday, April 23 at the Grand Ole Opry. The album events continue as she hosts an in-store signing event on Wednesday, April 24 at the Walmart in Cool Springs-Franklin, Tenn. With her first Country tour as direct support on Scotty McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour under her belt, she will grace the stages of both Country and Christian music’s most sought-after festivals this summer before taking her new album on the road for the REBEL Tour.

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