Despite the fact that she’s a three time Dove award winning artist and deeply involved in various humanitarian efforts, I had not heard of Ginny Owens before being given her newest CD, “Get in I’m Driving”, to review. I was clearly missing out on something, I was not terribly impressed with the first few songs on this CD. I found that Ginny soulful singing got a bit lost in the instruments and I actually had a hard time understanding the lyrics. However, there were a few songs that I really enjoyed especially “Rain” and”Joined at the Heart.”
Here’s a little more about Ginny:
A three-time Dove Award winner, including the Gospel Music Association’s 2000 New Artist of the Year recipient, and multiple ASCAP Award winner, Ginny Owens has sold nearly one million albums. A top performer on the Christian radio charts with hits like “If You Want Me To,” “Free” and “I Wanna Be Moved,” among others, Owens’ music has impacted mainstream audiences at Lilith Fair, the Sundance Film Festival and the White House. Her music has received widespread film and television placement, including songs on the popular WB series’ “Roswell” and “Felicity.” Owens was featured on national television, including NBC’s “Today” and CNN, for her contribution to help rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Born and raised in Jackson, Miss., Owens was discovering melodies on the piano almost before she could complete a sentence. Songs began to emerge from her fingers as the vision began to leave her eyes and by the age of three. A degenerative eye condition left Owens completely blind. Despite her physical challenge, Owens pursued a music career. Songs provide a window into a world Owens can’t see and an outlet for her to express her thoughts and dreams. Owens’ unique musical style and inspirational lyrics continue to appeal to Christian and mainstream audiences alike.
In 2005 Owens launched The Fingerprint Initiative, a hands-on, non-profit organization designed to “bring hope to the world, one project and one touch at a time.” The organization has partnered with and raised money for groups such as Compassion International, International Justice Mission and Habitat for Humanity.
Including in my package was a letter from Ginny herself encouraging us to contact her directly if we had any questions and saying, “”I hope you will be able to hear the heart, soul, prayer, and effort that went into creating this new project.” Yes, Ginny, I can feel the heart, soul, prayers and effort that went into this CD. Good on you!
I’m pleased to say that I’ve been given an extra copy of this CD to give to one lucking winner. For your chance to win I’d like you to go here and tell me which song off of Ginny Owens’ new CD you like the best.
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