Ginny Owen's 'Beautiful' Praised by Music Industry

( [email protected] ) May 15, 2004 03:52 PM EDT

Ginny Owens released her album "A Beautiful Beginning" one month ago, and now rises to be one of the fastest-selling project up to date giving an exceptional boost for Owens as a songwriter and artist. With her single that sold more than 6,100 copies, this album reveals Owens artistic talent in Gospel music all the ore. "Beautiful" debuted at No. 10 on the Christian SoundScan charts and No. 12 on Billboard's HeatSeekers chart.

Following up a highly successful Spring tour with Shane & Shane, Owens is spending April/May hitting 30 markets on the "Beautiful Tour" with label mate George Rowe. During Gospel Music Week, Owens announced a new partnership with Habitat For Humanity, in which Ginny will work with the organization to provide publicity and awareness for Habitat's FaithWorks program.

The debut single from Beautiful, "I Love the Way," is already a Top 20 hit and still rising on R&R and CRW AC charts with 9 new adds at AC this week. The Ginny Owens' Beautiful Mother's Day Special hosted by Sherry Rivers aired in more than 20 key markets last weekend.

Media can't get enough of Owens and Beautiful with features appearing in CCM Magazine, Christian Music Planet, Beautiful Girl, Youthwalk and The Rage, among others. Notes Music Row: ¡°She¡¯s simply magical, that¡¯s all. Her feathery touch on lyrics keeps you hanging on every word. Meanwhile, Monroe [Jone¡¯s] production carries her along on zephyrs of audio pleasure.¡±

CCM Magazine comments: ¡°Owens unveils an imaginative, delicately tuneful set that stands apart from other recordings of similar ilk¡¦ it¡¯s all woven into one of this year¡¯s most uncontrived, sensible recordings.¡±

Billboard reveiws Owens, ¡°Talented singer/songwriter Ginny Owens¡¦ always manages to ¡®see¡¯ more about the human condition than most of her sighted contemporaries. She shares these heartfelt observations through songs that are infused with poetic lyrics and breezy melodies. Lyrically, the album conveys the depth, passion and vulnerability that fans have come to expect from Owens¡¦ Owens remains one of the Christian community's most compelling songwriters.¡±