#Growns you should be familiar with the sound of Brian Owens as we have featured his work within these pages. Today we wanted to post this video and performance from 2013 Brian and his father Thomas that has garnered more than 10 million views on Facebook alone since October 7, 2017, and those numbers continue to grow! This is what we have put forth as a part of our core since the beginning of GFM – Bridging The Gap and what better display that than a father to son?

Filmed at Shock City Studios in St. Louis, Missouri, the video honors the song’s message and Cooke’s legacy. Far more than that, it reflects a history of love, challenge and the triumph that binds these two remarkable men together.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the video, Owens is now offering the song as a single, with all proceeds from every purchase from BrianOwensSoul.com/Change4Life/download going to support nonprofit music and leadership initiatives in Owens’s hometown of Ferguson, Missouri and surrounding communities. These include L.I.F.E. Arts Inc. (Leadership, Innovation, Faith and Excellence), founded and led by Owens to provide development experiences and opportunities for urban youth pursuing the arts and to mentor and develop a new generation of leaders and innovators.

Now that’s bridging the gap in action!

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ABOUT BRIAN OWENS:
Brian Owens first attracted worldwide attention as the lead singer with the U.S. Air Force band Sidewinder, whose videos drew more than 2.5 million hits on YouTube and led to numerous national television appearances, including Entertainment Tonight, FOX & Friends, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and more. He has also performed at the White House and the World Series. His music, which has been compared to legendary soul artists such as Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding, is full of messages that are hopeful, encouraging and thought-provoking, touching on subjects that range from social awareness to family life and faith. For more of the latest news and information, visit BrianOwensSoul.com.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.