Anne Wilsonrecipient this year of 53rd Annual Dove Awards New Artist of the Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for her song “My Jesus” shared the story of a woman struggling with suicidal thoughts who gave her life to Jesus after hearing Wilson’s song on the radio.
“There was a lady who came to see me at the show the other week,” Wilson, who attended as a fan in 2019, told the media at the Dove Awards on Tuesday night (October 18). “She was battling cancer, had lost all her hair fighting [the disease]and she said she was ready to commit suicide…but she was in the car and she heard ‘My Jesus’ coming on the Christian radio.
It was then that “she decided to give her life to Jesus and let go of those thoughts and now she lives free in Jesus,” Wilson continued. The woman is still battling cancer, but she “knows now that she has a purpose and a reason to be here on Earth.”
Wilson shared that hearing a testimony like this means a lot to her, saying, “There is so much power in music, especially music that glorifies Jesus. So just thinking back to when I wrote that song, and then seeing how many lives it impacted, it’s an honor and I’m so grateful.
When asked what it was like to be appointed for 6 Dove Awards this year, Wilson replied, “I’m so grateful. It’s so cool to love, to peer into the crowd, and see all of my amazing mentors, peers, and friends.
Wilson credits his brother, who was tragically killed in a car crash aged 23 in 2017, with inspiring his music career.
“Losing my brother was kind of the catalyst for my music career and what started it all,” Wilson said.
“Every time I get on stage, every time I write a song,” Wilson shared, “I have the memory of my brother in my heart. And I just remember who he was to me and how he was. amazing brother he was, and he inspires everything I do.