• ANNE WILSON REVEALS STAR-STUDDED TRACK LIST FOR UPCOMING ALBUM REBEL.

    PLATINUM-certified, GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter Anne Wilson unveils the highly anticipated track list for her forthcoming album REBEL set to release on April 19. The album features collaborations with some of music’s biggest names, including Lainey Wilson, Jordan Davis and Chris Tomlin, promising a bold, genre-blending collection. The track list reveal follows the Opry’s announcement that Wilson has been tapped for the Opry NextStage Class of 2024, a coveted class of up-and-coming artists on their way to Country music superstardom. The news was announced from the Opry stage on Tuesday, Feb. 27 as Wilson joined the stellar lineup of last night’s performers that included Lainey Wilson, Jamey Johnson and more.

     

    PRE-ORDER: “REBEL”

     

    REBEL Track List:

    1. “REBEL” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West)
    2. “Rain In The Rearview” (Anne Wilson, Matthew West, Zach Kale, Jaren Johnston)
    3. Strong” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West)
    4. “God & Country” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Trannie Anderson)
    5. “Praying Woman (with Lainey Wilson)” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson)
    6. “Songs About Whiskey” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Lauren Hungate)
    7. “Sinner’s Prayer” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Lauren Hungate)
    8. “The Cross (with Chris Tomlin)” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Jonathan Smith)
    9. “My Father’s Daughter” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Emily Weisband)
    10. “Red Flag” (Anne Wilson, Jonathan Smith, Casey Beathard)
    11. “Country Gold (with Jordan Davis)” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West)
    12. “Southern Gospel” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West, Lauren Hungate)
    13. “Dirt Roads In Heaven” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Nicolle Galyon, Matthew West)
    14. “3:16” (Anne Wilson, Jeff Pardo, Matthew West)
    15. “Milestones” (Anne Wilson, Nicolle Galyon, Lauren Hungate)
    16. “Out of the Bluegrass” (Anne Wilson, Nicolle Galyon, Emily Weisband)

     

    Joining forces with industry heavyweights, Wilson will deliver a groundbreaking album that pushes the boundaries of both the Christian and Country genres. Notably, Wilson taps Opry NextStage mentor and 2023 CMA Entertainer of the year, Lainey Wilson, for “Praying Woman.” Also featured is Country superstar Jordan Davis for “Country Gold” and GRAMMY Award-winner Chris Tomlin for “The Cross.” A co-writer on each of the album’s 16 tracks, Wilson teamed up with some of Music Row’s most in-demand songwriters such as Nicolle Galyon, Emily Weisband, Matthew West and Trannie Anderson for a revolutionary project firmly rooted in both Country and Christian music, produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith.

    On Sunday, March 3 at 9:50 a.m. ET, Wilson will make her morning television debut on Fox & Friends’ series ‘Faith & Friends’ with a performance of her Christian radio single “Strong” which is Top 5 and climbing.

    Wilson continues to showcase her multifaceted artistry and the faith-infused Country essence that defines REBEL with her Feb. 2 release “God & Country.” As her commanding vocals lead the track that MusicRow dubs a “spectacular show-stopper,” Wilson revisits her Kentucky roots that capture growing up in the heart of the heartland. As the anticipation for her record on April 19 builds, Wilson’s current single “Rain In The Rearview” continues to make waves on Country radio and the new music video premiered on CMT/Paramount’s Time Square billboard, CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com.

    Recognized as a 2024 CMT Next Women of Country and a Spotify Hot Country Artist to Watch in 2024, Wilson shares her new music on the road as part of Scotty McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour this spring and at major Christian and Country music festivals this summer. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Kacey Musgraves, The War And Treaty, Luke Bryan, Anne Wilson, Josh Ross

    Kacey Musgraves has created Etsy shoppable mood boards delving into her upcoming album, Deeper Well, available March 15th. She says, “Etsy is a place I return to for inspiration in many facets of my life, and while making this album I kept saving pieces that I felt like a true reflection of where my head was at aesthetically. Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I find myself in the strangest, coolest Etsy wormholes and I’m always amused at the things I find. I also just love putting money in the pocket of the actual creator. I hope that through this moodboard my fans feel connected to me and my music in a real and intimate way.” This partnership is the beginning of a series of exclusive merch drops on Etsy, curated by Kacey as a reimagined gift shop. Check it out here.

    Don’t forget to catch Kacey as the musical guest on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live on NBC.

     

    The War And Treaty, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift are among the artists and music creators included in the new American Currents: State of the Music exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The installment, which will run through February 2025, offers a broad look at country music and its place in American culture over the past year. Oliver Anthony, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Molly Tuttle, Morgan Wallen and Lainey Wilson are also featured.

     

    Earlier this week, Luke Bryan has teased his fans with a big announcement on social media. He says he’s counting down the minutes until Thursday (February 29th) at 12:50pm CT. What could it be, we wonder? In April, he’s set to kick off his Mind of a Country Boy Tour in Alberta, Canada (April 17th).

     

    Anne Wilson and Josh Ross have been announced as two of the members of the Opry NextStage program, which spotlights country music’s rising talent on the Grand Ole Opry stage and across its platforms. 49 Winchester, Charles Wesley Godwin, Chase Matthew, Ella Langley, Flatland Cavalry, Madeline Edwards and Wyatt Flores are also included in the Opry NextStage Class of 2024.

     

     

     

     

  • ANNE WILSON’S HOMETOWN ALBUM RELEASE SHOW IN LEXINGTON, FOR NEW ALBUM REBEL, SELLS OUT DURING FAN PRESALE.

    Anne Wilson, the PLATINUM-certified, GRAMMY-nominated artist, has seen an overwhelming surge in ticket demand for her forthcoming hometown album release show in Lexington, Ky. The one-night-only event to celebrate her upcoming album REBEL has officially sold out during exclusive fan presale. First announcing the sought-after event on Monday (2/5), Wilson will treat her hometown audience by performing REBEL in its entirety on April 21st at 7pm ET at the iconic Lexington Opera House.

    The springtime concert will find Wilson treating her hometown audience by performing REBEL in its entirety. As a co-writer on each of the album’s 16 tracks, the Ky. native teamed up with some of Music Row’s most in-demand songwriters for a revolutionary project firmly rooted in both Country and Christian music, produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith.

    Reflecting on the upcoming event, Wilson expressed her excitement saying, “I cannot wait to share these new songs with you live from my hometown. To be releasing an album I’m so proud of is a dream in itself, but to perform it from top to bottom from the Lexington Opera House — where I spent 11 years doing ballet with the Lexington Ballet Company — will be such a full circle moment. This venue holds so many cherished memories for me, and I can’t wait to make another one with you all!”

    Wilson’s latest release, “God & Country” further highlights her “Kentucky twang and country-leaning songcraft sensibilities” (Billboard). The track beautifully encapsulates the essence of REBEL, intertwining Wilson’s commanding vocals with themes deeply rooted in her Kentucky upbringing. From church pews and Sunday morning choirs, to mud tires and Friday night lights, Wilson shares what it’s like to grow up in the heart of the heartland, boldly declaring “I’ve got a good life down here, but a better one waiting up above me.”

    ANNE WILSON LIVE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW DETAILS:

    Date: April 21, 2024

    Time: Doors 5:30 p.m. ET, Show 7:00 p.m. ET

    Venue: Lexington Opera House

    The 21-year-old songstress has been making waves with her current Country radio single, “Rain In The Rearview,” co-written with Matthew West, Jaren Johnston and Zach Kale. The transformative music video for the track exclusively debuted on CMT/Paramount Times Square billboards, CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com on Jan. 26 just days after Wilson was revealed as a member of the coveted 2024 CMT Next Women of Country class. Meanwhile, “Strong” continues to stand firm at Christian radio – reaching the Top 15 at Billboard Christian Airplay and Mediabase Audience charts and climbing each week – marking two simultaneous radio singles for the “specifically gifted” (The Tennessean) artist.

    Ever since embarking on her new journey in September with REBEL (The Beginning), praise has poured in for the groundbreaking new venture. MusicRow underscores her vocal prowess stating “she’s got the goods” while Billboard highlights her “ceiling-scraping vocal capabilities” and Holler proclaims it “clearly outlines Wilson’s new Country-leaning mission statement.”

    Adding to her list of accolades, Wilson was also tapped as one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists to Watch 2024, further solidifying her rising status from Music Mayhem, Pandora and more. Wilson will continue to share her new music on the road as she captivates cities nationwide as direct support on Scotty McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour. Come summer, Wilson will grace the stages of both Country and Christian music’s most sought after festivals such as Tortuga Festival, Big As Texas Fest, Country Concert, Alive Music Festival and Kingdom Bound. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube

  • ANNE WILSON SETS SIGHTS ON HER HOMETOWN OF LEXINGTON, KY. TO CELEBRATE NEW ALBUM, REBEL.

    PLATINUM-certified, GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter Anne Wilson is set to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated album, REBEL, with a special hometown album release show in Lexington, Ky.. The one-night-only event will take place on Sunday, April 21st at 7pm ET at the iconic Lexington Opera House following the release of her album on April 19th. Tickets will be available for purchase during Wilson’s fan club presale beginning Tuesday (February 6th) at 10am ET. General on-sale begins this Friday (February 9th) at 10am ET at annewilsonofficial.com.

    Following Friday’s announcement about the arrival of her genre-bending record due April 19th, Wilson will captivate her hometown crowd by performing REBEL top to bottom. A co-writer on each of the album’s 16 tracks, the Ky. native teamed up with some of Music Row’s most in-demand songwriters for a revolutionary project firmly rooted in both Country and Christian music, produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith.

    “I cannot wait to share these new songs with you live from my hometown,” shares Wilson. “To be releasing an album I’m so proud of is a dream in itself, but to perform it from top to bottom from the Lexington Opera House — where I spent 11 years doing ballet with the Lexington Ballet Company — will be such a full circle moment. This venue holds so many cherished memories for me, and I can’t wait to make another one with you all!”

    Wilson showcases her “Kentucky twang and country-leaning songcraft sensibilities” (Billboard) with her new release “God & Country.” Highlighting both sides of Wilson as an artist and the faith-infused Country that defines REBEL, her commanding vocals lead the way as she revists the Kentucky roots that shaped her identity. From church pews and Sunday morning choirs, to mud tires and Friday night lights, Wilson shares what it’s like to grow up in the heart of the heartland, boldly declaring “I’ve got a good life down here, but a better one waiting up above me.”

     

    ANNE WILSON LIVE ALBUM RELEASE SHOW DETAILS:

    Date: April 21, 2024

    Time: Doors 5:30pm ET, Show 7:00pm ET

    Venue: Lexington Opera House

    Tickets: Available for purchase at annewilsonofficial.com

    The 21-year-old songstress has been making waves with her current Country radio single, “Rain In The Rearview,” co-written with Matthew West, Jaren Johnston and Zach Kale. The transformative music video for the track exclusively debuted on CMT/Paramount Times Square billboards, CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com on Jan. 26 just days after Wilson was revealed as a member of the coveted 2024 CMT Next Women of Country class. Meanwhile, “Strong” continues to stand firm at Christian radio – reaching the Top 15 at Billboard Christian Airplay and Mediabase Audience charts and climbing each week – marking two simultaneous radio singles for the “specifically gifted” (The Tennessean) artist.

     

    Ever since embarking on her new journey in September with REBEL (The Beginning), praise has poured in for the groundbreaking new venture. MusicRow underscores her vocal prowess stating “she’s got the goods” while Billboard highlights her “ceiling-scraping vocal capabilities” and Holler proclaims it “clearly outlines Wilson’s new Country-leaning mission statement.”

    Adding to her list of accolades, Wilson was also tapped as one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists to Watch 2024, further solidifying her rising status from Music Mayhem, Pandora and more. Wilson will continue to share her new music on the road as she captivates cities nationwide as direct support on Scotty McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour. Come summer, Wilson will grace the stages of both Country and Christian music’s most sought after festivals such as Tortuga Festival, Big As Texas Fest, Country Concert, Alive Music Festival and Kingdom Bound. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube

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  • ANNE WILSON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, REBEL, AVAILABLE APRIL 19th NEW TRACK “GOD & COUNTRY” OUT TODAY.

    PLATINUM-certified, GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter Anne Wilson announces her bold, genre-blending album REBEL, available April 19th. A co-writer on each of the album’s 16 tracks, Wilson teamed up with some of Music Row’s most in-demand songwriters for a revolutionary project firmly rooted in both Country and Christian music, produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith.

    PRE-ORDER: “REBEL”

    To offer a glimpse of the forthcoming album, Wilson releases a new song titled “God & Country” today. Co-penned with Jeff Pardo, Matthew West and Trannie Anderson, the track showcases both sides of Wilson as an artist and the faith-infused Country that defines REBEL. Her commanding vocals lead the way as she revisits the Kentucky roots that shaped her identity, from church pews and Sunday morning choirs, to mud tires and Friday night lights, Wilson shares what it’s like to grow up in the heart of the heartland. “I’ve got a good life down here, but a better one waiting up above me,” she boldly declares. Listen to “God & Country” here.

    “I can’t wait for everyone to hear these brand new songs on April 19,” shares Wilson. “I’ve been working so hard over the past 15 months to write these songs, record them and get them into the world! I was raised on two things: the love of God and the love of all things Country. That’s what fuels the music I make and that’s what you’ll hear more of on REBEL. I’m just so excited we are this close to releasing the record!”

    In addition to “God & Country” and her upcoming record, Wilson has been making waves with her current Country radio single, “Rain In The Rearview,” co-written with Matthew West, Jaren Johnston and Zach Kale. The transformative music video for the track exclusively debuted on CMT/Paramount Times Square billboards, CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com last Friday, just days after Wilson was revealed as a member of the coveted 2024 CMT Next Women of Country class. Meanwhile, “Strong” continues to stand firm at Christian radio – reaching the Top 15 at Billboard Christian Airplay and Mediabase Audience charts and climbing each week – marking two simultaneous radio singles for the “specially gifted” (The Tennessean) artist.

    Ever since embarking on her new journey in September with REBEL (The Beginning), praise has poured in for the groundbreaking new venture. MusicRow underscores her vocal prowess stating “she’s got the goods” while Billboard highlights her “ceiling-scraping vocal capabilities,” and Holler proclaims it “clearly outlines Wilson’s new Country-leaning mission statement.”

    Adding to her list of accolades, Wilson was also tapped as one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists to Watch 2024, further solidifying her rising status from Music Mayhem, Pandora and more. Wilson will continue to share her new music on the road as she captivates cities nationwide as direct support on Scotty McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour. Come summer, Wilson will grace the stages of both Country and Christian music’s most sought after festivals such as Tortuga Festival, Big As Texas Fest, Country Concert, Alive Music Festival and Kingdom Bound. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

    ABOUT ANNE WILSON:
    One of Nashville’s most inspiring young trailblazers, Anne Wilson is a true “rebel” in modern music. The Lexington, Ky. native, known for her transcendent vocal and down-to-earth storytelling, recently released REBEL (The Beginning), a three-pack of songs fusing the heart of Contemporary Christian Music with the sound of Country, and allowing the emerging powerhouse to innovate as her career builds momentum. Co-produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith, the project kicks off with two singles bridging Wilson’s sonic influences. The hurricane force encouragement of “Rain In The Rearview” stands as Wilson’s debut Country single, while the soaring ballad “Strong” will simultaneously aim to continue the success she has earned in Contemporary Christian. Taking the music world by storm, Wilson delivered her first public performance at 15, singing “What a Beautiful Name” at her brother’s funeral in a moving expression of faith which soon went viral. A few short years later, her 2021 debut single “My Jesus” became a PLATINUM-certified single and hit No.1 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart. Since then, she has tallied more than 880 M global streams, made her Grand Ole Opry debut and scored a GRAMMY nomination for her 2022 debut album My Jesus. She continues to thrill live audiences, performing over 250 shows in the first two years of her career, and just wrapped her entirely sold-out headlining My Jesus Tour as she kicks off 2024 on the road with Scotty McCreery. There’s much more to come from this modern musical revolution as she prepares to unveil her genre-bending album REBEL on April 19. Approaching her craft with a purpose and conviction that sets her apart, she declares, “I am who I am — I’m Anne Wilson. I love God and that’s my everything, but I love Country music, too, and I can have a beautiful mix of both.”

     

    Audio / Anne Wilson talks about her song, "God & Country."

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    Anne Wilson (God & Country) OC: …God and Country. :47
    “‘God & Country’ is a song about what makes me me. Every house gets built on a foundation, and the more solid the foundation is, the longer that house is gonna stand. I think life is a lot like that too. I’m so thankful for the way my Mama and Daddy raised me. It taught the value of hard work, an appreciation for the simple things, a love for my country and an appreciation for the men and women who protect the freedoms that we all enjoy. Most of all, it taught me about a God who loves me. I can’t think of a stronger foundation than that. These days, I feel like I’m getting to reach a lot of new people with my music, so I wrote this song as a way of introducing myself. This is who I am, this is where I come from and this is the solid ground my life is built on – God and Country.”

    Audio / LINER Anne Wilson (preorder Rebel album)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Anne Wilson. I have been waiting to share with y’all that you can preorder my new album, Rebel, right now.”

  • ANNE WILSON TAKES FOLKS BEHIND-THE-SCENES OF THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “RAIN IN THE REARVIEW.”

    Last week, Anne Wilson released the official music video for her debut country single, “Rain In The Rearview,” and the wardrobe she had plays a big part in the message of the song and of her upcoming album.

    “I love the wardrobe in this music video,” says Anne. “We took all the looks from our photo shoot that we did out in Wyoming for the new record, Rebel, and we pulled it all together and kind of repurposed some of this wardrobe and really the storyline from the record and kind of every song so far on the record. And how can we tie in the wardrobe to connect back to the theme of the record, which to me is more mature. It’s stepping into this next season of my life and this next record.”

    She just released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video, which incorporates not only the wardrobe, but her sister as well.

    Anne is currently on tour with Scotty McCreery for his Cab In A Solo Tour as direct support, marking her first-ever Country tour. The tour will trek across the U.S. with stops in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and more. Tickets are available for purchase at annewilsonofficial.com.

     

    Audio / Anne Wilson talks about the impact of the wardrobe in her new music video for "Rain In The Rearview."

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    Anne Wilson (wardrobe for RITR video) OC: …this next record. :24
    “I love the wardrobe in this music video. We took all the looks from our photo shoot that we did out in Wyoming for the new record, Rebel, and we pulled it all together and kind of repurposed some of this wardrobe and really the storyline from the record and kind of every song so far on the record, and how can we tie in the wardrobe to connect back to the theme of the record, which to me is more mature. It’s stepping into this next season of my life and this next record.”

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  • ANNE WILSON LEAVES THE “RAIN IN THE REARVIEW” IN PURSUIT OF CLEARER SKIES AHEAD.

    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.”

    “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,” says the Kentucky native. “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 tonight 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 in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and more. 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, Pandora and more. For dates and more information, visit www.annewilsonofficial.com and keep up with her on Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

     

    Audio / On the set of the music video for her single "Rain In The Rearview," Anne Wilson says she loved getting to work with her director and able to play different characters.

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    Anne Wilson (BTS RITR video) 1 OC: …behind the song. :17
    “I’m working with one of my favorite directors of all-time. It’s T.K. McKamy, and it’s been so fun to get to work on this video together so far. I love getting to create stories from songs and narratives and getting to portray different people in the video. I can’t wait for y’all to see this music video. I hope that it touches you and reminds you of the heart behind the song.”

    Audio / On the set of the filming of her new music video for "Rain In The Rearview," Anne Wilson explains the concept behind it.

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    Anne Wilson (BTS RITR video) 2 OC: …in this video. :37
    “So, 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.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Anne Wilson, Dalton Dover, The War And Treaty, Luke Bryan, John Osborne

    Anne Wilson has been named to CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2024, and she says she’s “overwhelmed with gratitude to be a part of this year’s CMT Next Women of Country” and “It’s truly an honor that I don’t take lightly. My love for Country Music and the beautiful community of artists in it is immense.” The initiative, launched in 2013, helps promote new female country artists with support for their music and videos across multiple platforms, including CMT, CMT Music, CMT Hot 20 Countdown, cmt.com, the network’s socials, Billboards and more. The 2024 class also includes Denitia, Ella Langley, Emily Ann Roberts, HunterGirl, Karley Scott Collins, Kylie Frey, Lauren Watkins, Madeline Merlo, Mae Estes, Tanner Adell, The Castellows, Tigirlily Gold and Twinnie.

     

    Dalton Dover and The War And Treaty will take part in BRELAND‘S third annual BRELAND & Friends concert, taking place at the Ryman Auditorium March 26th. Proceeds will benefit Middle Tennessee’s at-risk youth in partnership with the Oasis Center. Avery Anna, Caitlyn Smith, Chase Rice, Drake White, Josh Groban and Walker Hayes will also perform.

    Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi and others appear on CMT Hot 20 Countdown this weekend straight from Luke’s Crash My Playa event. Catch all the action this weekend — Saturday (January 27th) and Sunday (January 28th) beginning at 9am ET/8am CT.

     

     

    Brothers Osborne‘s John Osborne graces the cover of the new issue of Vintage Guitar magazine for a second time. He posted on Instagram: “If you know anything about me, it’s that I love old shit! Especially when it comes to guitars. There was a time when I had only one guitar and I never imagined I would be the custodian of numerous great vintage ones. I especially never thought I would get to grace the cover of vintage guitar magazine for the second time. Thank you, Becky Fluke (@bfluke) for making me look cooler than I am.”

     

  • ANNE WILSON HAS ALWAYS BEEN DRAWN TO COUNTRY MUSIC.

    PLATINUM-certified, GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter Anne Wilson has been making waves for a few years, launching a successful music career in Christian Music, but Country Music has always called out to her and she realized her dream at the end of last year with the release of her debut country single, “Rain In The Rearview.”

    “I grew up listening to Country and Christian music as a kid,” says Anne. “My parents would turn on Christian radio and my brother would play Country radio and old Country Music, so I equally enjoyed both. As an artist starting out in Christian Music, I loved getting to add my Country influence to my first record through faith-based lyrics. But now that I am 21, and it’s been a couple of years, I really have been able to explore who I am as an artist even deeper, and just more Country Music has naturally come out of that place. I realize that it’s not even about a genre anymore, but this is just who I am – a country girl who loves Jesus. And I’m so excited for this new season and share who I am as an artist with this new audience.”

    Called to her musical mission in the wake of tragedy, Anne’s “My Jesus” – an empowering anthem of personal conviction wrapped in uplifting, roots-pop energy – served as her warm introduction to fans in early 2021. After going viral upon release, the single’s music video reached 7M views in its first week and more than 25M to date. The track hit No.1 on Billboard‘s Christian Airplay chart, making her the first debut female Christian artist in chart history to reach No.1, and was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song. The single also went on to be named ASCAP’s 2022 Christian Music Awards Song of the Year, reaching Spotify’s Viral 50, the Shazam Top 200 and Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Trending charts. To date, the song has accumulated 360M streams and 180M TikTok views in addition to notching PLATINUM status.

    Anne will join Scotty McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour as direct support, marking her first-ever Country tour. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, will kick-off at Hobart Arena in Troy, Ohio this Friday (January 26th) and make its way across the U.S. with stops in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and more.

     

    Audio / Anne Wilson explains how she has been drawn to Country Music.

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    Anne Wilson (drawn to Country Music) OC: …new audience. :42
    “I grew up listening to Country and Christian music as a kid. My parents would turn on Christian radio and my brother would play Country radio and old Country Music, so I equally enjoyed both. As an artist starting out in Christian Music, I loved getting to add my Country influence to my first record through faith-based lyrics. But now that I am 21, and it’s been a couple of years, I really have been able to explore who I am as an artist even deeper, and just more Country Music has naturally come out of that place. I realize that it’s not even about a genre anymore, but this is just who I am – a country girl who loves Jesus. And I’m so excited for this new season and share who I am as an artist with this new audience.”

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  • ANNE WILSON’S MUSICAL JOURNEY BEGAN WITH A TRAGIC LOSS.

    Anne Wilson has touched millions with her voice and lyrics, but her musical journey began and her life forever transformed by her brother Jacob’s passing from a car accident a few years ago. Singing wasn’t really a path she had thought of during her early years. She had always wanted to be an astronaut. However, she discovered her voice and musical mission in the days following the tragedy while delivering a heartfelt performance at his funeral.

    “I discovered I had a voice when my brother (Jacob) passed away,” says Anne. “I sang for the first time publicly at my brother’s funeral. I had no idea I could sing and really had no desire to be an artist, but through that season of loss, God really began to call me to music and show me that’s what he had in store for me.”

    While she’s won awards, earned number-one songs and albums, she has also followed her heart and soul into country music, where she recently released her debut country single, “Rain in the Rearview.”

    Anne is set to perform at the Grand Ole Opry on January 20th before she hits the road on Scotty McCreery’s Cab In A Solo Tour beginning January 26th in Troy, Ohio.

    Audio / Anne Wilson talks about how she began her musical journey, which came out of a tragic and devastating loss.

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    Anne Wilson (musical start) OC: …in store for me. :17
    “I discovered I had a voice when my brother (Jacob) passed away. I sang for the first time publicly at my brother’s funeral. I had no idea I could sing and really had no desire to be an artist, but through that season of loss, God really began to call me to music and show me that’s what he had in store for me.”

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