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REBEL: A Rebel does not follow the crowd. (Romans 12:2)

A few years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to review a debut album by Anne Wilson, featuring her hit song 'My Jesus'. Immediately, I fell in love with her style. It had that country sound that I absolutely adored, but with beautiful messages of faith.  Anne Wilson is now a PLATINUM-certified, GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter. Her second album has just released, and I was once again given the chance to listen and share my thoughts. 

REBEL released on April 19 and the “trailblazing album” (People.com) secured No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 spots on Christian, Country and all-genre charts respectively. It includes collaborations with some of Christian and Country music's biggest names, such as CMA Entertainer of the Year Lainey Wilson for “Praying Woman,” GRAMMY-Award winner Chris Tomlin for “The Cross” and Country superstar Jordan Davis for “Country Gold.”

I am absolutely blown away. I absolutely adored the first album... but this one is next level! As Grammy.com says, "The 16-song project hits the bullseye between contemporary Christian and Country twang”. I couldn't have said it better myself. Listening to it, the music itself is wonderful... I love her sound and couldn't find a bad one on the album! When you listen to the lyrics though? Oh my goodness, so beautiful. I loved them all. 

Like I said, there's not a bad song on this album, but there were a few that stood out to me. Up first, God & Country. For those of us who were raised in the church and on country music, this one certainly hits home. I loved the nods to some country favorites. Definitely a new favorite for me. 

Rain in the Rearview also won my heart, in part because of this verse: 

I got ten and two on a two tone
Two lanes of freedom
Singing “Jesus take the wheel”
Now I know what she was feelin’
Cause I feel it too

Fun fact, I used to sing at my church as a teenager and one of the songs we sang most often was Jesus, Take the Wheel. As such, that song has always had a special place in my heart. While I have always loved it, in recent years, as life's tougher moments have caught up with me, I found myself thinking these exact thoughts... that song means so much more NOW knowing those feelings. As such, I loved that nod... but also in general, it was just a beautiful song with a beautiful message. 

If you're like me and love country music, but also want music that will uplift and encourage, this album is a must listen to. Check out more about Anne and the album below:

Bio: One of Nashville's most inspiring young trailblazers, Anne Wilson is a revolution in modern music. The Lexington, Ky. native, known for her transcendent vocal and down-to-earth storytelling, recently released REBEL, fusing the heart of Contemporary Christian Music with the sound of Country. A bold musical statement with an even bolder message of faith, REBEL features her hopeful, healing debut Country single “Rain In The Rearview” as well as chart-topping Christian radio ballad “Strong.” The genre-bending album follows her GRAMMY-nominated 2022 debut My Jesus, with the title track becoming a PLATINUM-certified No. 1 hit on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart. Since then, Wilson has tallied over 900M global streams, made her Grand Ole Opry debut and wrapped her entirely sold-out headlining My Jesus Tour. Already named a Spotify Hot Country Artist to Watch, one of CMT's Next Women of Country and a 2024 Opry NextStage Artist, she has made high-profile appearances on TODAY and ACM Honors, while earning her first-ever CMT Music Awards nomination, as well as a Billboard Music Award. Unapologetically real, Wilson approaches her craft with a purpose and conviction that sets her apart, declaring, “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.”

REBEL on the charts:
● No. 1 Billboard Top Christian Album
● No. 1 Top Albums – Capitol Music Group
● No. 2 Current Country Albums
● No. 3 Current Digital Albums
● No. 3 Digital Albums
● No. 6 Internet Albums
● No. 8 Current Album Sales
● No. 8 Record Label UNI Albums
● No. 10 Billboard Top Country Album
● No. 10 Top Albums w/ TEA
● No. 10 Billboard Top Album Sales
● No. 59 Billboard 200

REBEL Album 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) Anne Wilson Boilerplate

You can learn more and follow Anne Wilson at the links below:
● Instagram: https://instagram.com/annewilsonmusic
● Facebook: https://facebook.com/annewilsonmusic
● TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@annewilsonmusic
● X: https://twitter.com/annewilsonmusic
● Website: http://www.annewilsonofficial.com

Tickets are now on sale for Anne Wilson’s The REBEL Tour with Jordan Rowe, including 28 dates across the US in Fall 2024.

Listen to Anne Wilson’s album REBEL now! Stream here: https://AnneWilson.lnk.to/REBELPC!MIN


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