GRAMMY-nominated Capitol Christian Music Group artist Anne Wilson debuts an all-new music video for “The Manger (with Josh Turner),” out everywhere now. Wilson enlists revered Country mainstay Josh Turner for the festive video set in a beautifully lit barn in Franklin, Tenn. Celebrating the significance of Jesus’ birth in a humble stable, “The Manger” combines Wilson’s “graceful country grit” (American Songwriter) with Turner’s distinct velvet voice, making for a beautiful holiday offering. The music video directed by Dustin Haney premiered exclusively on Facebook on Nov. 16, and is available below.
“Sometimes the most simple places represent the most incredible days of our lives. The stable and the manger mark a day when our lives changed forever – the day Jesus was born,” shares Wilson. “I’m so honored to have the amazing Josh Turner join me in the music video for ‘The Manger,’ and I hope it brings joy to everyone who hears it this holiday season.”
Wilson’s six-track Christmas EP, The Manger, dropped on Oct. 28, garnering nods from Entertainment Tonight, Stereogum and more. Produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith, the EP is outfitted with four songwriting credits from Wilson and features her renditions of beloved Christmas classics. Project standouts include “Mary Did You Know” and “O Holy Night,” the poignant “Just Because It’s Christmas” and the countryfied “Kentucky Fried Christmas,” fit for anyone’s Christmas playlist wishes.
The new video comes just days after her nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the upcoming 65th annual GRAMMY Awards recognizing her debut album My Jesus. The GRAMMY Awards will air live Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The nomination marks Wilson’s first recognition by the Recordig Academy, adding to her long list of 2022 accolades, including her upcoming nomination for Inspirational Music Artist at the American Music Awards. Fans can catch the show airing live from Microsoft Theater this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST/PST on ABC.
Furthering her year of record-breaking milestones, 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.