Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ginny Owens “Get In, I’m Driving” CD (and giveaway!)

Several weeks ago, I was approached with the opportunity to review a new CD  by Ginny Owens. Her name didn’t sound familiar, so I hopped over to her website to see if I could listen to any of her music. Immediately a song started playing and I don’t know if it was my mood or state of mind that day or what – but it reduced me to tears.  I wrote back and said that I definitely needed to listen to more of this lady’s music! Here’s a bit of background information:
LMS4442_1-199x300 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.
Wow! Talk about an inspirational lady! We received the cd the other day and popped it into the cd player in the van.  The first song came on and my 17-year-old looked at me with a “Mom, what were you thinking?” look.  Truthfully, Ginny’s musical style is not something that we’d normally go for around here.  We’re much more into a Christian contemporary, pop, or country sound.  However, I’ve always been the type of person that can appreciate all genres of music – ranging from classical to rock. 
Ginny’s music has much more of a soulful feel – some of the songs have a bit of a blues sound to them.  Her voice is very rich and strong. Her songs – at least the ones on the current CD – are very personal and heartfelt.  While closing my eyes while driving isn’t an option, there were times when I wanted to just sit back, close my eyes, and FEEL. 
“Get In, I’m Driving” will release for sale on September 13th.  In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about Ginny and/or her music, you can visit her website or iTunes.
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I have a copy of “Get In, I’m Driving” to give away to one lucky reader!  Would YOU like to win?  If so, follow the Rafflecopter instructions below . . .

NOTE: I received the CD mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services that I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Aljon Go said...

Ginny's a great artist who lives in my town! I had the pleasure of interviewing her a few times when I worked in commercial radio airing her music on the radio for the very first time. I'm glad to know she has a new CD out. I'm sure it will be a hit!

Cristi said...

I love listening to Christian music when I go running in the mornings, and I'm always looking for new artists to listen to.

LF said...

This is such a great giveaway!! I would love to win!!

Athena said...

The fact that it is christian music appeals to me, and that she has overcome physical challenges to come this far!

nickandkatherine said...

I love the fact that Ginny is a solo christian artist who has had to overcome a mind boggling disability. Good on her, and I would love to listen to her music.

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