Josh Wilson is celebrating his highest street week debut in his storied nine year career with the recent release of That Was Then, This Is Now (Sparrow/Capitol CMG). The album landed in the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart and his first ever debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling more than 25 percent over his last album's (Carry Me -- 2013) street sales.
With the release of this album, Wilson feels more resolute in his mission, "I think there is confidence in knowing this is my calling, but there's also humility in knowing that my talents are on loan. I am stewarding this gift of music. I feel a renewed sense of purpose."
Wilson spent the last two weeks with radio stops across the country promoting his title track single and the new album with stations such as KLTY, KSBJ, and KXOJ. The debut radio single and title track from the project is currently climbing radio charts at AC Indicator (No. 3), Top 10 at AC Monitored and the National Christian Audience chart (No. 12) with 5.8 million total audience impressions. Fans can also check out the current issue of CCM Magazine as Wilson graces the cover with the story behind this album. Click here to check out this story. Media have also praised Wilson for his newest effort with high reviews. Here are a few things that the media have had to say about That Was Then, This Is Now:
"That Was Then, This Is Now is certainly going to turn heads because of the way it approaches music as art without watering down the message."
"With lyrics that pack a punch and a fresh, updated sound, That Was Then, This Is Now, is aptly titled and will serve to define this moment in Wilson's now nine-year career."
"That Was Then, This Is Now is an ambitious, fun, pop record that stretches Josh Wilson musically and lyrically."
"This most recent endeavor sees Wilson formulate an intimate and personal worship experience while remaining relaxed, accessible, and charming."