Hilary Weeks, an inspiring singer and songwriter, will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Snowflake High School Auditorium.
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 insight drawn from everyday life.
Her songs are inspired by her life surrounded by forests, streams and inlets of Anchorage, Alaska, and she wrote her first one at age 14.
Her first published song, He Hears Me, was recorded on the 1993 EFY album. She has released nine solo albums, has been featured on numerous compilation albums and has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Faith Centered Music Association. In 1996 she released her solo debut of 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, Weeks received Pearl Awards for Inspirational Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.
Weeks 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.
Her latest album, Every Step, hit the top 10 Current Contemporary Christian Albums Billboard list, made it into the top 200 of the Billboard charts, and was the number one New Artist Album on both the National Indie and Mountain Region charts on its debut week.
Following Weeks’ concert, Silver Creek Performing Arts Association will have two events left in this year’s lineup. Cross Strung will perform on Saturday, March 26, 2016, and the BYU Singers will perform on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Cross Strung is an acrostic group with five musicians, 12 instruments, tight harmonies and hot instrumentals. This family band enjoys performing a variety of music, including Celtic, bluegrass, folk, country and gospel, adding their own unique style.
The BYU Singers perform a wide range in their repertoire, from classical to folk songs and spirituals to sacred hymns. With the variety of music there will be songs to tap your foot to, and others to quietly listen to and reflect on.