Rebel by Anne Wilson // Album Review + Contest Info

"The 16-song project hits the bullseye between contemporary Christian and
Country twang” -Grammy.com

ne 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.”  

Anne Wilson has a non-profit movement and community called Hey Girl Nation for girls and women of all ages to be encouraged and empowered by who they are in Christ alone. She has a specific desire to be a positive role model for girls who need one to look up to. One that reflects wholesome values that are rarely portrayed in today’s culture.

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

Anne Wilson REBEL 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)

You can also watch this video to hear Anne talking about how her faith inspires her music: https://www.instagram.com/p/C5tVxEBufag/

Find ANNE WILSON on Social Media: 

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

My Review: 

It's hard to remember that Anne Wilson is only 22 years old when listening to her sophomore album, as she sings with a maturity beyond her years about standing for her faith, being proud of where she comes from, the legacy left to her by her parents, staying away from unequally yoked relationships, and how faith has changed her life. 

As a huge country fan who doesn't always connect with Christian contemporary music, I loved how Anne perfectly combines singing about her life and faith with a distinctly country twang that is even more pronounced than in her freshman album. I liked how she draws inspiration from gospel, country, and contemporary music, with a fantastic blend of upbeat and slower tempo songs perfect to throw on in the car. 

Songs About Whiskey is a twangy earworm, that would be at home on country radio, but with an amazing twist that you can say, "Amen" to. It's the song that I have on repeat, because it is so fun! Singles Strong and Rain in the Rearview are standouts, with Anne encouraging listeners to turn to Jesus in times of trouble, as well as in Sinner's Prayer. She pays tribute to the faith of her parents and the values they instilled in her in My Father's Daughter and Praying Woman. There are also a fair share of songs about how Anne is proud of her upbringing and country background. Milestones finds her contemplating the sacrifices that she has made for a music career. The album also includes some excellent duets with Lainey Wilson, Jordan Davis, and Chris Tomlin.

Overall, an excellent album with a positive message of faith and encouragement from a young woman bold for Christ. Catchy melodies convey timeless truths in an album that I will be returning to again and again!

  #REBELAnneWilson #AnneWilson #REBEL #AnneWilsonRebelMIN 

I streamed the album on Spotify for this review!

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

 ● Prize: Anne Wilson REBEL Signed CD 
 ● Territory: Limited to US winners only. 
 ● How to Enter: To enter for the chance to win an Anne Wilson REBEL Signed CD, participants must create a post on socials that uses/tags any song from Anne Wilson’s album, REBEL. Post must include #REBELAnneWilson. Post can be on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Shorts, or TikTok. Entrants will include/submit their post link via a field on the giveaway entry form in addition to providing any necessary information the giveaway administrator requires (i.e. name, email, country, mailing address, etc.)

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