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GINNY OWENS TO PERFORM AT NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER MAY 5TH

Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Pens Original Song for Event




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NEWS SOURCE: Savvy Media
April 18, 2011

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) April 18, 2011--Multiple Dove Award and ASCAP Award winner Ginny Owens has been tapped to perform at the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer in Washington D.C. on May 5. Among Owens’ song selections will be an original song written for the event.

In keeping with this year’s theme “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” Owens will play songs from her 2009 hymns record, some older fan favorites, as well as an original song for 400-500 attendees at a Canon House commemoration. She comments, “I’m both honored and excited to be a part of the National Day of Prayer events this year. What a privilege to live in a country where we can pray publicly for our government leaders, the state of our nation, and the world in which we live. It is a rare freedom; one I pray we continue to have for years to come.”

Director of Communications for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, Michael Calhoun comments, “We are excited that Ginny Owens will be joining us as the special musical guest for this year’s National Observance in Washington DC. As a person of strong faith and prayer, her music has inspired countless people to place their hope and trust in Almighty God – that’s a message that our country needs to hear given the many challenges we’re currently facing.”

Joining Owens will be esteemed author and international advocate for people with disabilities Joni Eareckson Tada, who will serve as the 2011 Honorary Chairman of the NDPTF and will give the keynote address. To learn more, or to find a National Day of Prayer event in your community, visit www.NationalDayofPrayer.org.

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, with songs on the popular WB series “Roswell” and “Felicity,” and she has been featured on national television, including MSNBC and CNN, for her contribution to help rebuild New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Owens will release her latest studio project in August. For more information, visit: www.ginnyowens.com.

About the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.

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