Music Industry News Network [01-14-2014]
ALL ACCESS TO FEATURE NATASHA OWENS ON RADIO TOUR IN FEBRUARY
Singer Natasha Owens announced today that she has been chosen by All Access to be a featured artist on the their upcoming radio promotion tour which is beginning in February, visiting radio stations across the country to support her first single "The Cure".
The powerhouse singer, who recently performed on the morning show for the FOX affiliate in Dallas and was interviewed by the Fort Worth Star Telegram in anticipation of her record release show last month (which was hosted by John Hudson from KLTY radio) has also been in talks with many different independent and major labels including the SONY Music led Provident Label group, home of Casting Crowns and Michael W. Smith.
"God has opened up so many doors for me. I am so humble and grateful to be able to have the opportunity to spread his message of restoration and hope" Natasha said, "I'm excited to see what he has planned for 2014."
Natasha, who signed with New York artist manager/consultant Stefano DiBenedetto of The Hang Productions ( Billy Joel - Linkin Park - Joan Jett - Lou Reed - Skylar Grey - Cass Dillon ) late last year, can also currently be heard on many stations across the country with her first single, "The Cure" which was penned and produced by Jacob Lowrey (Michael W. Smith).
Additionally, the video for "I Made it Through" off of her debut album of the same name, is available today for viewing exclusively on YouTube by visiting the following link: http://youtu.be/IKkRwJvadKA
In the Fall, Natasha performed in New York at the world renowned Tilles Center alongside the legendary Grammy winning recording artist Michael W Smith as part of his “Worship Around The World” Tour and at Revolution in Amityville for a TV taping of the show Rick's Rising Stars (which airs on the Verizon Fios1 program My Long Island). Natasha also appeared at the Church Of The Intercessor in Malverne, NY (facilitated by deacon Eddie Pirro), at the Jamesport Meeting House, at Holding Out Hope Church, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and at St Anthony's Prep School, all on Long Island, NY as well.
The writing is on the wall - all signs point to a big 2014 for this soon to be household name! Look (and listen) for her, coming to a city near you very soon.
For more information about Natasha Owens, visit: http://www.natashaowensmusic.com
ABOUT NATASHA OWENS
After one listen, it's no surprise that Natasha grew up around music. She comes from a family of singers, musicians and songwriters and has been singing in church all of her life either in choir, praise team or soloist. The songs: Let Go, Can't Stop This Fire, Heal Me, Always Will, I Made It Through, Not For A Moment, The Cure, Spirit Rain, Remains, and Your Name hold a smooth, steady groove for the listener to tap along to while the lyrics and delivery reveal an inner struggle and a fiery spirit that calls to mind household names like Audrey Assad, Lindsay McCall and Heather Williams at their best.
"I strive to perform songs of restoration that can help each listener with whatever trial in their life that they were facing", Natasha said. "To let them know that they are not alone, that there is a God who loves them and will never leave them."
On May 6, 2010, her dad died suddenly. Natasha was very close to her Dad and the loss had a huge impact on her. Not too long after his death, Natasha was asked to step up from just praise singing at her church to the position of music minister. She was hesitant at first but God laid it upon her heart that it was the right thing to do. She was just getting through the introductory period when she entered into the angry stage of grief. She became so angry that God allowed her Dad to be taken from her; he could have saved him. She felt like such a hypocrite. Every week she was leading people into praise and worship and telling them how great God was while at the same time she was so angry with him and felt like he had failed her. She was at a fork in the road and could have chosen to live in bitterness or to rise above. During that time, she was drawn to nothing but restoration songs - and through those songs God was working in her and she didn't even know it. The more she taught them and sang them the more healing she received. God took all of the hurt, pain and bitterness and replaced them with peace, love, hope and comfort.
Natasha remarked "I heard someone say one time this and it has stuck with me. Take the word 'through' and take the 'th' off of it and you are left with the word 'rough'. You can't make it through something without it being a 'rough' road. This is so true. So I stand here today so much stronger because 'I made it through'".
Last December, she resigned from the music position. She knew it was the right thing to do but she questioned God if he was really calling her to minister through music then to guide her steps and let her know that she would minister again. Kind of like 'give me a sign'. The next morning, she was contacted from a producer, Jacob Lowery, in Nashville asking her to do a CD. Even though she had asked God for a sign, she was still blown away that he gave her one! She told Jacob that it had to be a CD with restoration songs. She wanted to help people with their fork in the road. So many things in life, not just death, cause us to choose going closer or further away from God. It's about making the right choices and staying closer to him that makes all the difference.
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