Music|February 05, 2024 08:38 EST
Anne Wilson sets sights on her hometown Of Lexington, KY to celebrate new album, "Rebel"
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 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 21, 2024 at 7 p.m. ET at the iconic Lexington Opera House following the release of her album on April 19. Tickets will be available for purchase during Wilson's fan club presale beginning tomorrow, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. ET. General on-sale begins this Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. ET at annewilsonofficial.com.
Following Friday's announcement about the arrival of her genre-bending record due April 19, 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 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, 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
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.
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 880M 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.”