Hilary Weeks

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Hilary Weeks was raised in Alaska, and has drawn inspiration from solitary moments in the forest near her home. She has written songs for seven albums. Not until the seventh did she reject her pattern of tearfully agonizing over her ability to write. She surrendered to the Lord with the faith that He would help her write, yielding the most pleasant creative experience she has had to date.

Her song “He Hears Me” was recorded on the 1993 Especially for Youth album. Three years later Hilary released her solo debut, He Hears Me, for which she was awarded Inspirational Album of the Year by the Faith Centered Music Association. Her second album, Lead Me Home, followed in 1999. And in 2000, Hilary received Pearl Awards for Inspirational Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year.

Her third album, I Will Not Forget, released in 2001 and broke the sales records from her previous two albums. In 2002 she released Christmastime, an album featuring holiday favorites as well as original songs. And in 2004 she released Day of Praise, an invigorating album filled with heartfelt inspiration. She has also released The Hilary Weeks Songbook, a collection of sheet music for the most popular songs from her first two albums. In addition to her solo releases Hilary has been featured on an extensive list of compilation albums.

Hilary is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) and is as in-demand as a speaker as she is as a singer. She is a wife, and the mother of four girls. Hilary has written a book at the request of Deseret Book Company, called Believe (In What You're Doing, In Who You Are). She has also written Bedtime and Naptime . . . and Bedtime and Naptime (2004).

In October 2011, Weeks became the first LDS artist to break into the top 10 on the Current Contemporary Christian Albums Billboard list with her album “Every Step.” It also hit 102 on the Top 200 Billboard and was the number one New Artist Album on both the National Indie and Mountain Region charts on its debut week.

She and her husband, Tim, and their four daughters live in Utah.


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