Monday, September 12, 2011

Ginny Owens Get In, I'm Driving CD Giveaway

And the winner is... Shay from Wonderfully Chaotic!  
Please send your address to NotSoSuperwoman at gmail dot com and I'll pass it on to Propellor. Thanks for entering and I hope you enjoy!



Life should have a soundtrack and so whenever there's an opportunity to review new music, I try to fit it into my schedule. Ginny Owens is not someone I had heard before and when I listened to the first couple of songs, I wasn't all that impressed. I'm glad I continued to listen though, because by the time the song Rain came on, I was hooked (and the first couple have grown on me more with repeated listenings).  The very next song, Joined at the Heart, had me in tears. The song after that highlighted the edgy tone she has at times, and I was loving her voice even more. 

Rain is piano and lyric driven, providing an introspective and somewhat haunting feeling.  It may just be my second favorite Rain song (Beautiful Tuesday has my loyalty there. GRIN!).  Here's a taste of the lyrics;

And so I lost my heart in a game of compromise/ and I realize as I stare up at the sky/ It looks like rain again/ and I'm afraid the rain will never end/ so I pray to call the rain my friend/ until that day the sun comes out again.

Joined at the Heart is the quintessential sweet slow song, just waiting to be chosen for baby dedications.  With two adult children recently moved out of the house, this had me reaching for the tissues more than once.

You are flesh and bone and beautiful design/ The Father's pride and joy before the dawn of time/ What is happening here?/ So mysterious/ Were we meant to be your refuge?/ Or were you sent to rescue us.../ We are humbled to be part of a greater story/ written by the author of miracles and stars/ And as this journey unfolds/ there is one thing that we know/ God has made it so we are forever joined at the heart.

The third song, Better Off, has a certain Ingrid Michaelson vibe to it (as does Better That Way), a little bit of quirky sound, that roughness to her voice...I'm a fan!  Check out the single on iTunes
and you'll see what I mean about the tone of her voice. I'm liking that.

Her newest album, Get In, I'm Driving is being released tomorrow!  If you'd like a chance to win a copy for yourself, be sure to check out the end of this post for a giveaway.



Press Release: 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.


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