Award winning country music singer/ songwriter Rich Owen is a former US Air Force Officer, currently living in the Colorado Springs, Colorado, area. Heâ€™s married and has four children. Rich has been singing all his life, and has performed for audiences as large as a thousand people. His on-stage performances are known for the passion and energy with which he delivers every song.
It was only a few short years ago that Rich picked up the guitar and taught himself to play. After only a couple months, he was inspired to write his first song, a love song for his wife, called “I Ain’t Ready for Forever (to End)”. To his surprise, he found he not only enjoyed the challenge of writing music, but that he had a talent for it. Since then, he has been steadily adding new songs to his collection. Rich takes special satisfaction in writing and performing songs that support and honor our brave men and woman in uniform. Rich is a regular featured artist with a number of Internet radio stations, and is a proud member of the Colorado Country Music Association (CCMA). He has won numerous awards for songwriting and performing through the CCMA:
2007 2nd Place â€“ Songwriting, Modern Country for “A Country Man”
2007 3rd Place â€“ Songwriting, Modern Country for “Crying in Her Sleep”
2008 2nd Place â€“ Male Entertainer of the Year
2008 2nd Place â€“ Songwriting, Traditional Country for “The Kiss of Death”
2008 4th Place â€“ Songwriting, Traditional Country for “Herding Cats”
2008 1st Place â€“ Songwriting, Modern Country for “The Man They Need Me To Be”
2008 3rd Place â€“ Songwriting, Modern Country for “Don’t Give Up On Me”
2008 1st Place â€“ Songwriting, Patriotic Country for “We’re the Ones”
2008 2nd Place – Songwriting Patriotic Country for “What of Them”
2008 CCMA Album of the Year for “Home, God, and Country”
This dynamic new-comer to country music has just released his debut album, â€œHome, God, and Countryâ€, in June of 2008. It contains eleven all-original songs, which are a mix of modern and traditional country music. Richâ€™s rich voice and artful songwriting combine the passion of Garth Brooksâ€™ music, the vocal power of Kenny Chesney, and the humor of Brad Paisley. His songs will grab you by the heart strings, and play a ballad on them.