My Jesus

Album: single release only (2021)
Charted: 101
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Songfacts®:

  • Lexington, Kentucky native Anne Wilson's life changed in more ways than one when her older brother Jacob died in a car accident at 23. Anne had never considered singing as a career until she performed Hillsong Worship's "What a Beautiful Name" at his funeral service. That was the first moment she felt God calling her to music.

    When Wilson posted a video of herself singing "What A Beautiful Name" to YouTube, the clip reached Noble Management's Jason Davis. He spotted Wilson's potential and signed her as a management client in August 2018. He arranged a writing session with Jeff Sojka, who recommended her to Capitol Christian Music Group vice president Josh Bailey. Wilson signed a recording contract with Capitol CMG in 2019 and released this ballad as her launch single on April 16, 2021.
  • After losing her brother, Wilson processed her emotions through journal entries. As she flicked through her entries before a writing session with Matthew West and Jeff Pardo, the young singer had an idea for a song. "I walked through a really tough season of grief," she recalled to Billboard. "I remember having this moment where I wanted to give up on life. When I looked back at my journals, I saw how God pulled me through. I also realized I never referred to God as anything else, except 'My Jesus.'"

    When she brought the title into the writing room, it turned out that the two others had that same exact title as an idea. None of the three had spoken about it, so it must have been "a total God thing."
  • The song finds Wilson telling the listener about "My Jesus," who carries our burdens, wipes away our tears, and saves us from our sins.
  • "My Jesus" climbed to #1 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart dated August. 14, 2021. It was the first debut single to top the tally since Cory Asbury's "Reckless Love" reached the summit in March 2018.

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