Guy Penrod – Classic
Guy Penrod följer upp trenden inom kristen musik i USA liksom i Norden med en samling klassiska gospellåtar och andliga sånger med en bred publik.
One of gospel music’s most celebrated vocalists, GRAMMY® Award-winning Guy Penrod has captured some of his biggest hits and most requested songs. Originally performed during his 14-year career with the Gaither Vocal Band, this newly-recorded collection of timeless favorites showcases the unmistakable delivery of this powerhouse vocalist known for his heartfelt renditions of hope-filled classics, including “Because He Lives,” “The Old Rugged Cross Made The Difference” and more.
Guy Penrod, född 2 juli 1963 i Abilene i Texas i USA, är en amerikansk sångare. Han har under ca 14 år sjungit iGaither Vocal Band tillsammans med Bill Gaither med flera. Efter tiden med Gaither Vocal Band har han bland annat spelat in soloalbumet Breathe Deep och 2012 blev han ny programledare för TV-programmet Gospel Music Showcase. Han har haft konserter i Sverige och Norge flera gånger, både tillsammans med Gaither Vocal Band och som soloartist.
In August 2009, Penrod released his debut solo album, Breathe Deep, on the Servant Records label. Produced by veteran country music producer and studio musician Brent Rowan, the album consists of positive country music with Christian undertones.
Penrod’s sophomore solo album Hymns debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen SoundScan Southern Gospel retail chart, became the top-selling southern gospel album of 2012, and was also one of the year’s top-selling gospel recordings in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® nationwide. Hymns sold over 100,000 units.
In 2012, Penrod became the new host of Gospel Music Showcase, a popular Daystar Television Network program that focuses on southern gospel music. It can be seen every Saturday. The show has been awarded an Emmy.
Penrod would win ”Soloist of the Year” from the National Quartet Convention in 2013.
Penrod released his third solo project titled Worship in May 2014.
In September 2014, Penrod released his first solo Christmas project entitled ”Christmas.” It became the No. 2 album in Cracker Barrel stores with 30,000 units sold, second only to Blake Shelton.
As of early 2015, Penrod remains one of the highest selling and sought after gospel performers within the genre with combined career sales of over 4 million units.
Penrod released his first solo DVD entitled Live: Hymns & Worship in January 2016. The Project was filmed at Thomas Road Baptist Church. The release debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart for music videos sold upon its release.