Hailing from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gina Owens is a 26-year-old country music artist and songwriter.
Gina began songwriting and performing at just six years old with her audience being anyone who would listen. Her dreams started early on with her all-girl band Fire Angels in fourth grade where she and her friends would write songs during recess and beg to perform them in front of their peers.
Growing up on local talent shows, school plays, and national pageant stages, Gina Owens decided to take her talents to her own solo career.
With the debut of her single, “Take Him Home,” Gina Owens hones in on a refreshing Country sound that has her shaking the industry paths in an impactful way. Through this power ballad that has a focus on nourishing guitar riffs and decisive percussion designs, the rhythm instilled into this arrangement leaves us with an established feeling of satisfaction.
Gina Owens’ prevailing croons elevate us, as her storytelling delves deep into a descriptive nature, radiantly painting vivid imagery through our thoughts. As we transport ourselves to the very headspace that Gina Owens intends for us to, we get swept up into this striking ode to falling for someone bad for you quickly through a night out and knowing where he thinks the evening may take him.
We become invested in this plot the moment that Gina Owens’ charisma comes flowing through our speakers. She conveys this narrative in a way that has us wanting more, as we embrace the astounding techniques she embodies to portray such an intense series of images through lyrical motifs. Basking in the integrity of this song, we walk away with our head held high and the unforgettable words ‘guys like him should have a warning,’ etched into our mind.
Hello Gina Owens and welcome to BuzzMusic. We love the rich and mature essence of your debut single, “Take Him Home.” What does it feel like to have released this track into the world?
I am overwhelmed in the best way possible. Since the release, my phone and social media have been flooded with such kind and positive comments about the song. I’ve had multiple people tell me they aren’t country fans but my song has changed their mind! I’m so incredibly proud of this song and everyone who made it possible. I’m beyond excited to get to share a piece that I am head over heels for and hear that others feel the same way! Could you please share a glimpse into what the creative process entailed? Did you work with a team to bring this vision to life?
This song started where all great songs do- singing in the shower. Haha! I had a melody that I just couldn’t get out of my head and was singing it over and over, changing up the words each time I sang until something just clicked. I recorded it and sent it to the writing team at Off the Row Studio in Tennessee and co-writers Erin McCaffrey and Sarah Morey basically picked up where the song left off and created such a relatable storyline and catchy chorus. I knew that this was a song that would have people singing along to it I fell in love with it immediately.
How long did it take for you to write this piece? Was there a specific moment or story to inspire the lyrics?
As soon as I sent Erin and Sarah my rough draft of the song, they put it all together in no time. I feel like between the three of us we had it ready to go in a couple of days. They are an incredible team to work with. This song was inspired by that one person that everyone has at some point in their life that they know isn’t good for them, but they’re going to go for it anyway haha! We don’t want to admit it, but we’ve all been there and I feel like that is why this song is so relatable. As an artist, what is your mission statement? What are you hoping that your audience feels when listening to your music?
I want my music to be something you hear and it turns your bad day into a better one. I want my audience to be able to see themselves in the story of my song and belt it while driving around on a Sunday afternoon. I want my songs to get stuck in your head and make you dance the second it comes on. And I want my audience to be able to feel the love and excitement I put into every word.
What's next for you?
I will be releasing 3 more songs this year that are produced by PT Houston at Off the Row Studio as well as focusing on performing live shows throughout the summer. My goal is to return to Tennessee to record more songs and eventually have a full album out in 2022! This is definitely just the start of it all and I can’t wait to see where this new wind takes me.