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Ginny Owens CD "Get In, I'm Driving" Review and Giveaway

9/12/11


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.



Ginny Owens' new album Get In, I'm Driving releases tomorrow Sept. 13th.  I have heard a few of Ginny's songs on the radio, but this is the first full album I've heard.  It has a variety of musical styles.  I listened to this in the car with my kids on the way to school, and it has an easy-listening feel that is relaxing and thought-provoking with lyrics like "Lay It Down":


"Lay it down,

Everyone’s got a burden;
That’s just part of livin,
So take the one you’re given
And lay it down;
Don’t let it define you,
You’re not strong enough to
Carry that around-
Go ahead and lay it down."

My favorite song is "Daughter of Destiny":

"The winds of change

May blow me round
But never will
They knock me down-
Cause when my faith
Can’t fight the fear,
God calls my name,
And I remember—
As I make my way along this journey,
Wisdom and truth will walk beside me,
I’ve been given purpose and direction,
Oh I am master-minded by the Author of perfection."


Ginny has a beautiful and authentic voice that I think women can relate to no matter where they are in their spiritual journey.


She explains her journey over the past five years and her inspiration behind Get In, I'm Driving:







Connect:  You can find out more at Ginny's website, follow her on Facebook and Twitter.



BUY IT:  Find the single "Before You Fly" on iTunes and preorder the album at Family Christian



GIVEAWAY:  One of my readers will win a "Get In, I'm Driving" CD!


Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  This is open to US residents 18 and older only.


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Lauren said...

Thanks for the update on Ginny Owens! I checked out her new music and she sounds as great as ever!

Giant Sis said...

I learned that in 2005 she launched The Fingerprint Initiative, a hands-on, non-profit organization!
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

April H. said...

Big fan of Ginny Owens here. I actually saw her yesterday here in Nashville during lunch. From her website, I learned the history behind the song "Say Amen"- love that!!

MelissaH said...

I love Ginny Owens! I have listen to her music for years, but I had no idea that she had a non-profit organization - The Fingerprint Initiative.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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