Hilary Weeks delivers music with a rare combination of assuredness and tenderness. With inspiring lyrics and a voice audiences have come to love and depend upon, she shares her heart and the insight drawn from everyday life. Raised in Alaska, Hilary grew up carefree and introspective. The forests, streams, and inlets of her Anchorage home offered a wealth of opportunities for not only exploring, but quiet reflection as well.
“Growing up I spent a lot of time in the forest next to our house,” Hilary says. “It overlooked the ocean and often I would see whales out in the distance. It is still one of my favorite places on Earth. I could go there to be alone and think and pray and try to figure out life. It was my own secret spot where I could commune with Heaven.”
Such communion has always been a guiding theme in Hilary’s life – and music. After finishing her first song at the age of 14, she found her favorite topics to write about were those devoted to the Gospel. But becoming a bestselling, inspirational singer/songwriter was never something she planned.
“If someone had told me after I wrote my first song, that I would someday release multiple CDs I wouldn’t have believed them,” she says. “And if they had told me that I would sing those songs in front of thousands of people, I would have run. I never had dreams or plans of becoming a singer or songwriter. I just liked music. I loved it. It was just that simple.”
But one simple thing led to another, and 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. Beginning with her first solo album release in 1996, Hilary has released 9 solo albums.
Hilary became an author in 2009 when she wrote her first book, Believe in What You’re Doing, Believe in Who You Are. Her most recent book, Bedtime and Naptime and Bedtime and Naptime, features her now infamous Time Out for Women parodies.
The release of her latest album, Every Step, brought new success and a new horizon for her music. In October 2011, Hilary became the first Latter Day Saint artist to break the top 10 on the Current Contemporary Christian Albums Billboard list. Every Step 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. Her passion is to sing of Jesus Christ and use music as a means to connect with Him. And in spite of all the accolades and success, her most beloved moments are those spent with her family.
“I love being with my family,” Hilary says. “They are the best thing in my life. I have just been so incredibly blessed. And in addition to a happy, healthy family, somehow, through encouragement of wonderful friends, support of a loving family, and guidance from a patient Heavenly Father my road has also taken me on an incredible musical journey.”