When I was offered the chance to review Ginny Owens' new CD "Get In, I'm Driving," I was excited because I remember seeing her in a mini concert some years ago... maybe at a Women of Faith event. I had never heard of her before then, but thoroughly enjoyed her music and was amazed by her gift. Remembering that, I was very hopeful for the new CD.
Here's a little about Ginny from her own website:
"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."
So, not only is she an amazing artist, but she's a great person in general. "Get In I'm Driving" did not let me down. Her music is very soulful and moving. Her sound is unique and flows from easy and melodic to hip and dance-y and is injected with inspirational and thought provoking lyrics. There's something for every body and every mood. Check her out, and enjoy!