OWN network gets anthem by Oscar, Grammy winners

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Jennifer Hudson
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The Oprah Winfrey Network has snagged its own theme song. And it's got some serious Grammy and Oscar muscle behind it.
The Chicago-based network announced the new track Monday, titled "You Will" -- a duet by singers Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles and penned by writing legend Diane Warren.
The song will be released by RCA Records and available for download beginning Tuesday, the network said. The track will make its debut on OWN Monday night during the season finale of The Haves and the Have Nots.
"You Will" will be made available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Amazon Music.
There are 25 Grammy and Oscar nominations among the song's three collaborators, including one Oscar win and five Grammy wins.
The two Jennifers may give the theme song some recognition punch, but Warren may be the real star of the project. The California-born music scribe has penned more hits in her career than most in her profession and lists more award nominations on her resume than most people may realize. Her songs have appeared in more than 100 films and she is a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
"I was so touched when Diane Warren came to me and said she wrote a song with OWN in mind," Winfrey said. "And then to have Jennifer Hudson and Jennifer Nettles bring the song to life with their stunning collaboration."
Hudson, of course, is an Oscar-winner for her acting performance for 2006's acclaimed Dreamgirls and rose to stardom following her achievement as a finalist on the third season of American Idol in 2004. She won a Grammy Award for her self-titled 2008 album for best R&B album.
Nettles, 40, a three-time Grammy Award winner, is perhaps best known as a member of Sugarland, the country music duo also featuring singer Kristian Bush.
Warren has written numerous hits in the last 30 years, including several specifically written for movies or television. She won a Grammy in 1997 for the Celeine Dion smash "Because You Loved Me" which was featured in the Robert Redford film Up Close and Personal.
Warren's other hits include Aerosmith's "I Don't Want To Miss a Thing," Starship's "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," Trisha Yearwood's "How Do I Live," Faith Hill's "There You'll Be," and Rita Ora's "Grateful" -- each of which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She has also been named the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Pop Songwriter of the Year five times and Country Songwriter of the Year once.
"The sentiment of my song is that you should never give up on your dreams, own every breath, own every minute, go live a life that's got no limits," Warren said in USA Today Monday. "You can do anything. It's as simple as never think you won't, and you will."
"It is always incredible to work with the incomparable Diane Warren, who is consistently creating music that so many people can relate to," Hudson said.

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