When I was asked to review this CD, I didn't really know much about Ginny Owens. After reading the following, I knew that this was definitely an artist that I wanted to check out simply because her story alone is inspiring.
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.
It turns out that her music is just as inspiring as her story. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to this CD! There are 11 tracks; each with its own unique message and feel. The blues-y feel of the music really makes it relaxing.
Like I said, her CD will be available on September 13th. Until then, you can check out Ginny Owens at her website, her Facebook page, or her Twitter feed. You can also find her pre-release single "Before You Fly" at her iTunes page.
One of my lucky readers will also have a chance to win their own copy of Ginny Owens' "Get In, I'm Driving". This giveaway will be open until 11:59PM on September 15th, and the winner will be announced and notified on September 16th.
Here's how to enter:
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