GRAMMY-nominated Christian artist Anne Wilson recently unveiled the music video for her new ballad, “The Manger (with Josh Turner).”
The stunning clip, out everywhere now, features the setting of a festive, dimly lit barn in Franklin, Tennessee. Signifying the birth of Jesus, the track beautifully showcases Wilson’s silk, storytelling vocals with the distinct depth of Turner’s baritone chops. The music video, directed by Dustin Haney, debuted exclusively on Facebook on November 16th and is available to watch below.
“Sometimes the most simple places represent the most incredible days of our lives. The stable and the manger mark a day when our lives changed forever – the day Jesus was born,” shares Wilson. “I’m so honored to have the amazing Josh Turner join me in the music video for ‘The Manger,’ and I hope it brings joy to everyone who hears it this holiday season.”
Since the singer/songwriter released her six-track holiday EP, The Manger, on October 28th, she has received ample praise for her hard work. The project, produced by Jeff Pardo and Jonathan Smith, consisted of four songwriting credits from Wilson in addition to her renditions of Christmas classics – such as “Mary Did You Know,” “O Holy Night,” “Just Because It’s Christmas” and a country favorite, “Kentucky Fried Christmas.”
The release of the Christmas video comes on the heels of her nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album at the upcoming 65th annual GRAMMY Awards. Wilson is recognized for her debut record, My Jesus.
The GRAMMY Awards will be live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 5th, 2023. This is Wilson’s first recognition by the Recording Academy but adds to her impressive resume, which includes a nomination for Inspirational Music Artist at the upcoming American Music Awards. Wilson also released her first book, My Jesus: From Heartache to Hope from Thomas Nelson on October 25th, which draws from her journey through tragedy and loss.
Turner is gearing up for his performance for the “Opry Country Christmas” series, which kicked off on November 27th. While the South Carolina native will perform on December 15th, the series will include special performances from Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Chris Janson, and more. Tickets are available at Opry.com.