Something More

Ginny Owens' 1999 debut album, Without Condition, established her as one of the most impressive new talents in the Christian pop pantheon, netting her the Gospel Music Assn.'s Dove Award for best new

Ginny Owens' 1999 debut album, Without Condition, established her as one of the most impressive new talents in the Christian pop pantheon, netting her the Gospel Music Assn.'s Dove Award for best new artist in 2000—as well as appearances on the Lilith Fair tour and at the Sundance film festival. The combination of her intelligent, often vulnerable lyrics and her girlishly engaging voice provide a one-two punch that's difficult for listeners to resist. She skillfully avoids the sophomore slump by turning in another thoughtful collection of songs highlighted by Monroe Jones' jazzy, breezy production. "Run to You" finds Owens professing her faith, "I Am" serves up stories from the Bible, and "True Story" is autobiographical. Other key cuts include "Simply Love You" and "All I Want to Do."—DEP