7.9.11

CD review: Ginny Owens' I'M DRIVING and giveaway


 Ginny Owens' new studio album titled "Get In, I'm Driving" will be released on 9/13/2011. 


My view:
     This artist's style has a soulful bluesy sound to it that I enjoy listening to. Soon after listening closely to the first song I clearly heard that she was singing of God telling us that He is driving. Kind of like a much more modern version of "Where He leads me I will follow." Not at all the same song, but the same meaning.

     One of my favorite songs on this CD is Lay it Down which she wrote about laying our cares at the foot of the cross. I love the chorus:
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.


     You can listen to excerpts from Ginny's new CD at her website. She is also on FacebookTwitter, and iTunes.  

     Included with the CD for review was a personalized letter sent from Ginny. She shared "I hope you will be able to hear the heart, soul, prayer, and effort that went into creating this new project."

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.



Disclaimer/ per FTC guidelines
"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one of the CDs mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services 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: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Giveaway details:
In addition to the CD that I reviewed, the marketer has a CD reserved for one of my blog readers.

One of you can win a copy of this CD!


To enter, follow my blog with Google Friend connect or tell me that you already do and leave a comment with your user name.

For an extra entry, follow A glimpse of our life on Facebook or tell me that you already do, leave a comment either way.

Bonus extra- visit Ginny's website then share in a comment here which song you enjoy.

I'll choose one winner with random.org on October 7th. Be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can share it with the marketing coordinator if you win.

Jennifer

19 comments:

  1. I am a follower on your blog.

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  2. I liked you on facebook.

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  3. My favorite song is Daughter of Destiny.

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  4. I really like the "behind the song" section of Ginny's website. I need to remember to LAY IT DOWN and just let GOD do HIS thing more often.

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  5. Following you with GFC. Hope I can enter from the UK

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  6. I liked you on facebook as Katherine Aitken

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  7. I follow via GFC

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  8. I follow on FB

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  9. I couldn't find any samples of her music on iTunes or her site so I listened to some old ones and really liked If you want me to

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  10. I am also running a giveaway on my blog. Stop by! Open to International, too! Read Love

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  11. I was wrong; there are no restrictions with mailing this giveaway!

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  12. I love her song "Be Thou My Vision"

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  13. Random.org picked 13 and Sarah is the winner!

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  14. Sarah shared that she already won a copy. Kristy is the new winner!

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