Best known as a Christian music powerhouse with five studio albums under her belt, Natasha Owens is taking a stand with her upcoming album, American Patriot. Produced for Radiate Music by GRAMMY-nominated and multiple Dove Award winner Ian Eskelin, the new album will be available everywhere on July 1.
Owens exploded onto the Christian Music scene in 2016 and quickly found herself touring with Christian music's most iconic artists, including Michael W. Smith and Jason Crabb. Her sophomore album, We Will Rise, was named "Inspirational Album of the Year" at the 2018 We Love Christian Music Awards, which led to a deal with Nashville-based Radiate Music and extensive media coverage, including appearances on Fox News, HLN, Newsmax and more.
With American Patriot, Owens is taking a new direction and offering up a bold, proud, powerful concept collection that bridges an unwavering love of country with the themes of faith and family that have always played a significant part in her artistry.
"The definition of a patriot is 'a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors,'" says the Texas-native. "Put the word 'American' in front of it, and it describes me perfectly. I'm proud to be a patriot... I love this country so much. I can't look at a flying flag without tearing up. It's the same way for me when I see a cross. We owe everything to God for saving us on the cross. But we owe all of our freedom to the military men and women. Freedom is the most expensive thing we own, and most of us, including me, have not earned it. Every year, our society keeps moving further away from God and further away from patriotism. America, even with all of its flaws, is still the greatest place on earth. I just thought it was time to help people remember what makes this land so great. I'm just so thankful to be an American."
The new collection of songs includes "America First," "Stand For Life," "Freedom Is The Song," "Prayer For America," and the soaring ballad, "Broad Stripes, Bright Stars," as well as powerful new renditions of iconic standards: "God Bless America," "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee," "America The Beautiful," "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless The U.S.A."
Owens has been making regular appearances on the conservative circuit in recent months, including frequent visits to Mar A Lago and a main stage appearance at CPAC 2022 in Orlando, performing the national anthem for the largest and most influential annual gathering of conservatives in the world. She also performed for nearly 50,000 at this year's Hero's Honor Festival alongside Toby Keith and Craig Morgan.
"My plan is to blaze a trail and spread as much hope as I can," says Owens. "I would love to sing to as many veterans, military soldiers, and police officers as I can, to let them all know how much appreciation I have for them. There are so many people that feel the way I do. These soldiers need to hear that. They do not always hear appreciation. I sang at a Hero's Honor Festival, and I cannot describe to you the feeling that I had when I saw the tears and smiles on the faces of our veterans. It gave me such fulfillment."
"A portion of all proceeds generated by American Patriot will go to support, pay tribute, and invest directly into our servicemen and women--and to ensure those who sacrificed for freedom are never forgotten," Owens adds.