There’s a new voice on Christian radio. Natasha Owens has toured with Jason Crabb and shared the stage with Michael W. Smith and Sanctus Real. Last month she released her second national recording project, No One But You, which was produced by acclaimed Nashville music man Ed Cash.
Interestingly, this powerful vocalist might not be blessing the world with her songs today if not for a difficult detour four years ago. Natasha’s story illustrates how God can indeed create beauty from ashes. Her testimony speaks boldly of restoration.
Natasha lives in the Dallas area with her husband and two sons.
When did you know you wanted to make music your life?
I grew up with a musical family and have always loved music. Growing up, I sang in choirs and on praise teams. I was very close to my father and he suddenly died five years ago. It was through the process of my recovery that God opened up several doors that caused me to know I needed to take the music to the next level.
Sometimes God sends us down a path we wouldn’t have chosen, but it serves to teach and bless us more than our original plan. Have you ever experienced such a “Divine Detour”?
I was content with my life, being a business owner and a mother. When my dad died I spiraled into depression. I was so angry with God and the words that I spoke caused me to feel all alone. In the middle of the depression, my pastor asked me to be the music minister. I said no at first because I didn’t feel I had anything to give. But God gave me a way out exactly when I needed it. I took the position and while I was ministering to others God was healing me in return. God opened up an opportunity to record an album.