Since arriving on the scene in 2009, Brian Courtney Wilson has released multiple solo albums and shared his talents as a member of Fred Hammond’s United Tenors. Throughout those projects, Brian’s singular tenor and community-minded ministry has won the humble artist a growing host of fans and critical acclaim. As a Stellar Award winner (United Tenors), a Dove Award winner (Worth Fighting For), ASCAP "Power In Praise" Award winner, as well as a 2016 Grammy Award & Billboard Music Award nominee (Worth Fighting For), the Motown Gospel artist brings the full measure of his singing and songwriting talents to every project and performance.
Brian’s realness, as well as his natural musical talents, has continued to endear him to fans. Born and raised near Chicago in Bellwood, Illinois, he grew up watching and later singing in his local church’s adult male choir. Several years after graduating from University of Illinois, Brian relocated to Houston where he worked for Johnson & Johnson while singing and writing songs for Windsor Village United Methodist Church’s Sunday services. He was discovered when some of his songs were later played on local radio stations.
Brian’s first album, Just Love (2009), is filled with radio favorites such as "Already Here," "Awesome God," the self titled "Just Love," and the song that still holds the record for number of weeks on the Gospel Singles Chart with 92, "All I Need." His second album, So Proud (2012), builds upon Wilson’s signature fusion of gospel, adult R&B and soul music with stand out tracks "He Still Cares," “Obey Anyway," "One Day At A Time," and the autobiographical, "So Proud."
Brian’s first live recording, Worth Fighting For (2015), was produced by the critically acclaimed Aaron Lindsey and was recorded at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Houston. The smash, self-titled single, "Worth Fighting For," has been called a modern-day anthem as it overflows with spirit and emotion. Accompanied by a fresh, colorful mix of contemporary R&B, gospel, rock, folk, and spoken word, his melodic tenor passionately expresses joy, love, self-doubt, grace, empowerment, victory and -- above all -- inspiration.
In 2016, he starred in the Los Angeles-based stage play, “I’m Only Human,” which received rave reviews. In 2018, Brian released his next album, A Great Work, which included the hit title song. "A Great Work" marked his fastest rising single to date, reaching number 1 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. The song and the album were nominated for multiple Grammy and Dove Awards.