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In college I heard a song that fit was I was going through and it has since become one of my favorite songs. "If You Want Me To" by Ginny Owens is one of the most played songs in my itunes library. That is why I was thrilled to be able to review her new CD Get In, I'm Driving, which comes out tomorrow, September 13.
Here is a little background about Ginny Owens:
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.
When I first started listening to the CD I was a little disappointed. The style of music was so different than I was expecting. Some of the songs have a blues or jazz feel to them and I just wasn't used to or expecting that. I kept listening though and I am so glad that I did! Ginny writes her songs from the heart and the lyrics have depth, emotion, and meaning to them. After listening to the CD a few times I found myself singing the songs throughout the day.
I can't choose just one favorite song so I will share a little bit of two songs
"Joined At the Heart" is a song that is written from the point of view of new parents talking to their baby. The chorus says:
"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 we know*God has made it so we are forever joined at the heart."
I also like "Lay It Down," check out these power packed lyrics:
"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"
If you would like to learns more about Ginny or her new CD, Get In, I'm Driving check her out on: Facebook
iTunes (Preview the single "Before You Fly" here)
All right, here is the good news for you...You can WIN this CD right here! One reader will win a Get In, I'm Driving CD.
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