I have decided to branch out. Pick up a few extra reviews…. expand…. So from time to time you might see CD’s or videos, maybe even movies reviewed this year. Most of them will come with a chance to win the item I am reviewing….. so stay tuned, follow the blog through twitter, GFC, Networked blogs…. sign up for email RSS feed posts…. and stay tuned.
Today I am pleased to tell you about a new CD from Ginny Owens. It will be available in stores September 13, 2011.
Is this the point that I tell you, that until this CD came in the mail. I had NEVER heard of Ginny Owens? Just in case you are like me….. here is a snippet from the bio on her website ginnyowensmusic.com
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.
I really have enjoyed listening. The tracks range from upbeat R&B, soulful jazz, retro big band style, and sweet introspective instrumental ballads.
When I first listened to the CD it was in the computer, playing while the kids were running around, I was trying to prepare dinner, the phone was ringing, chaos reigned. The second time I listened was a quiet Saturday morning, with my favorite coffee cup filled to the rim….. I was able to close my eyes and just feel the different songs as they filled the air and really experience the range of emotions each song evoked within me. It was great.
It is a blend of music that I envision playing often as we sit in a warm room reading our school books this winter. I wouldn’t mind loading it onto my 9 year old’s MP3 player, to help him balance out the Disney soundtrack he is currently addicted to. (ugh!!)
If you would like a copy of Ginny Owens new CD “Get in I’m Driving”, make sure you follow this blog and let me know how you follow. Then, leave a comment at the bottom of this post. I will draw a winner on Friday, September 16, 2011.
Note: I received the CD 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: