Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ginny Owens: "Get in I'm Driving" Giveaway and Review!!!

Recently, our family was sent a copy Ginny Owens CD, "Get in I'm Driving", which is being released today!!!

I am generally a little hesitant to 'sign-up' for music reviews, even when they are Christian reviews, as our family is very conservative in our music choices.  However, I have very musical children, and I would love to find more high quality Christian music for them to listen to . So, we decided to partake in this review process.

Before I get into how my family liked Ginny Owen's CD, let's take a look at the 'official' information about Ginny....


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.

Ginny Owens is very talented.  Her style reminds me of Eva Cassidy, piano music ( and some guitar)  with a sultry voice. I love Eva Cassidy, so overall, I  enjoyed Ginny Owen's CD very much!  There were only perhaps 2 songs that I was not comfortable with, due to my very conservative nature, however, if you like blues or jazzy type music, then these songs would be right up your alley!  But I must say,  if I was rating her CD as a whole, we would give it a thumbs up! Our family did very much enjoy it! From the teenagers to the adults... it was a hit!

Our favorite tracks were Track 3;  Before You Fly, Track 4; Rain, Track 5; Joined at the Heart, and Track 11, The Song. So when you go out and purchase your copy of Get In I'm Driving, be sure to listen to those tracks and think of us!

It's a Giveaway!

I do have one copy of Ginny Owen's, Get In I'm Driving to give away.  This contest will be open until Sunday, Sept 18th, 10pm (Pacific)

Here's how you enter:

Leave a comment telling me why you think it is important to fill your home with Christian music!

Follow Ginny on Twitter . Leave comment with  your username.

Like Ginny Owens page on Facebook.  Leave a comment with your username.

Like Creative Learners on Facebook.  Leave a comment with your username.

Follow this blog on Networked Blogs or Google Friend Connect.  Leave comment with name you followed with.

Blog about this contest. _ Leave comment with a link to the blog post.

Tweet about this contest- leave comment with link or username

Facebook about this contest - leave comment with link or username you facebooked with.

Each item will get you one entry!

Thanks for entering! Now, go check out Ginny at her website, and learn more about Ginny and her music!!

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services
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."



  1. I follow you with Google Friend Connect.

  2. I fill my home (and car) with Christian music because we are commanded to think about things that are excellent or praiseworthy.

  3. I liked Creative Learners on FB. (Cristi Schwamb)

  4. We love to listen to Christian music in our house. It helps to encourage us and even helps us memorize scripture!

  5. I am following Ginny on Twitter as @mumoffunkids

  6. I think it's important to fill our home with christian music because what we hear goes straight into our hearts. It follows the teaching about wearing scripture on your forehead and on your doorposts. Always having christian music on is very uplifting.

  7. Following with GFC as nickandkatherine

  8. I liked Creative Learners on facebook as Katherine Aitken

  9. I liked Ginny's facebook page as Katherine Aitken

  10. I tweeted as @mumoffunkids

  11. I shared on facebook

  12. I think it's important to infiltrate our home with Christian music and keep our focus on GREATER THINGS.

  13. Already like on FB.
    Roberta at Pondering on the Prairie

  14. We fill our home with Christian music for encouragement and worship!

    Roberta at Pondering on the Prairie

  15. Following on NB too
    Roberta at Pondering on the Prairie

  16. Following on GFC too