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Anne Wilson’s ‘Hey Girl’ Tops Charts and Encourages Woman: ‘Our Identity Is Rooted in Jesus’

Photo by Maddox Fowler via Anne Wilson’s Instagram

Anne Wilson’s ‘Hey Girl’ Tops Charts and Encourages Woman: ‘Our Identity Is Rooted in Jesus’

By Movieguide® Staff

Christian artist Anne Wilson’s release, ‘Hey Girl’ continues to rise in popularity on song charts and encouraged fans to remember their identity is in Jesus.

The 20-year-old’s has remained onBillboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart for 21 weeks.

“You are the treasure of the God who loves you,” Wilson sings in the song.

Wilson chose to sing about identity in ‘Hey Girl’ because of her struggle to rest fully in Jesus as young woman.

“I grew up in a great home and had great friends when I was younger,” Wilson told Christian Headlines in a recent interview. “But when I got into middle school and high school, I just felt like my identity was just gone. I was so insecure. I felt not good enough. I felt not worthy. And girls are always so mean in that age group. And everyone’s trying to figure out what they’re doing in their life. I just felt so down on myself all the time.”

But, in eighth grade Wilson’s perspective shifted.

“I was having this really, really rough day,” she said. “And I remember one of my mentors coming up to me, and she was just praying over me. And she said to me, ‘Anne, you are God’s precious daughter, and He sees you as His precious daughter.’ And that changed everything for me when I realized that it wasn’t about what I looked like. It wasn’t about what people thought about me. It wasn’t about what I did or achieved in this lifetime – but that my highest calling is that I’m God’s precious daughter. When I had that moment, it changed everything for me.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Wilson’s breakout single, ‘My Jesus’:

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.”