Capitol Christian Music Group artist and songwriter Anne Wilson is nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards for her debut album My Jesus. The GRAMMY Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles – broadcasting live on the CBS Television Network and streaming live and on demand on Paramount +. The nomination marks Wilson’s first recognition by the Recording Academy, after a monumental year for the new artist.
“I’m truly blown away that I’ve been nominated for a GRAMMY,” shares Wilson. “Words fail to describe my gratitude for all God has done and is doing through my life. I can’t help but wonder if my brother in Heaven is getting to see all of this. This is surreal and I’m beyond thankful. All glory and honor to the name above ALL names, Jesus.”
After first discovering her voice while singing at her brother’s funeral in 2017, Wilson’s debut chartbreaker “My Jesus” served as her warm introduction to fans in early 2021. Co-written by Wilson alongside Jeff Pardo and Matthew West, the “deeply personal breakout ballad” (Billboard) catapulted Wilson to mainstream success – making her the first female soloist to top Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart with a debut single since the chart’s launch in 2003. The RIAA Gold Certified single helped Wilson secure a nomination for Favorite Inspirational Artist at the upcoming American Music Awards airing live from Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. EST/PST on ABC.
The follow up to her introductory track was her now GRAMMY nominated 15-song debut album, My Jesus, which was released on April 22, 2022, amassing 400M streams. As the biggest debut album by a CCMG artist in over 15 years, the “soul-touching record” (CMT) reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian & Gospel Albums and the Top 200 Christian and Gospel charts. Project highlights include “Sunday Sermons,” “Something About That Name” and “Mamas (with Hillary Scott),” garnering critical acclaim from the industry and media alike.
Wilson’s first GRAMMY nomination comes on the heels of the 53rd annual GMA Dove Awards, where she took home two awards for New Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for her breakthrough single “My Jesus.” 2022 also saw wins for Wilson at the K-LOVE Fan Awards for Female Artist of the Year and Breakout Single, once again for “My Jesus.”
Earlier this month, Wilson surprised fans with her six-track Christmas project, featuring title-track “The Manger (with Josh Turner).” Furthering her year of record-breaking firsts, the artist with “unmistakable strength and unique country flair” (American Songwriter) released her first book My Jesus: From Heartache to Hope from Thomas Nelson on Oct. 25. Drawing from her personal experiences of tragedy and loss, Wilson shares her detailed path to healing in this book that she hopes will help those going through similar experiences.
You can catch Wilson live on tour opening as direct support for Casting Crowns this fall, and Phil Wickam later this year. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com