19-Year-Old Reaches No. 1 on Billboard Charts with Christian Hit ‘My Jesus’
By Movieguide® Staff
Nineteen-year-old Anne Wilson’s song “My Jesus” became an instant hit and recently reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart for Christian music.
Wilson, who grew up in central Kentucky, recently shared her heart behind the song that has garnered millions of views on Facebook and YouTube.
In a recent Instagram post, Wilson explained that she trusted God with the song that Christian artist Matthew West co-wrote.
“It’s been almost 4 months since ‘My Jesus’ was released to the world,” Wilson wrote. “I remember praying that night and asking God to do whatever He wanted with the song. I had done all I could do on my end and so I surrendered it to Him. I went to bed that night knowing that whatever the outcome was, He had it.
“Flash forward almost 4 months, God ended up taking this song and doing big things with it. He began to lead people back to Him through it and began to save lives & He is continuing to do so today,” she continued. “I stand in awe of His goodness every day. I stand in awe of the fact that He chose me for this specific mission and man am I so grateful. Thank You Jesus for the way that you love us so deeply and intimately. Thank You that You multiply the desires of our hearts. Thank You that You’re rescuing the broken through ‘My Jesus’. I will never have the words to express my gratitude to You. All glory goes to You, my precious Lord & Savior.”
In a recent interview, Wilson added: “It’s been a whirlwind of emotions. Just thankfulness and gratefulness, watching God take my story, which was something so broken, and turning it into something so beautiful.”
While the song includes Wilson’s soulful gospel, country voice, Wilson wrote the song out of tragedy.
Wilson’s older brother, Jacob, died in an accident when he was 23. Wilson, who was 15 at the time, said that she went to the piano and sang “What A Beautiful Name,” and later sang the popular Christian song at her brother’s funeral.
In 2017, Wilson posted her first YouTube video in honor of her brother.
“This song is dedicated to the loving memory of my beloved big brother, Jacob. Thank you Jacob for always encouraging us to praise God, work hard, and always be kind. We love and miss you more each and every day,” she wrote at the time.
In her latest success, Wilson wants to help people look to Jesus amid hardship and trial.
The first verse of “My Jesus” reads: “Are you past the point of weary? Is your burden weighing heavy? Is it all too much to carry? Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus.”
According to Religion News Service, Wilson never believed her career would be in music. However, after her cover led her to Capitol Christian Music, her music career began.
“The unprecedented success of ‘My Jesus’ is just the beginning, and we cannot wait to see what is to come for Anne,” Capital Christian Music co-presidents Brad O’Donnell and Hudson Plachy said.