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Guy Penrod Bio
GRAMMY ® and DOVE Award-winning artist Guy Penrod is an amazing vocalist to be sure.
But Guy is not just a singer, he’s a personality.
By appearance alone, Guy has a signature look that is recognized around the world. From hair to height, belt buckle to boots, piercing eyes to engaging grin, Guy is a presence that is easily recognized. Beyond that, there is substance behind the style, because Penrod’s authenticity causes people to listen to what he has to say. Guy’s rasp-tinged country style vocals and experience on stage over the years, have given him the ability to be relaxed and confident in every setting. He has a stage presence that few can pull off.
In addition, the music industry reflects Guy’s popularity. His DVD release, The Best of Guy Penrod, was certified platinum by the RIAA, a claim few can match in any genre. The Best of Guy Penrod highlights some of Guy’s musical history while escorting the viewer into the home and farm of Guy, Angie and their children. Living the country life and being a family man (father to 7 sons and 1 daughter) are a significant part of the personality that is Guy Penrod.
Blessed Assurance is the brand new release from Guy. Guy chose these hymns because of their power to touch and renew your soul. This album reflects his signature personality while spotlighting Guy’s unmistakable rich tones and country-influenced style that graced stages and attracted audiences from The Grand Ole’ Opry and The Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. These fresh arrangements invite listeners to sing along to timeless lyrics of eternal truth and hope.
Classics, features some of his most requested hits from his 14-yr tenure as lead singer with the renowned Gaither Vocal Band, where he became internationally known for his powerhouse vocals and broad singing range. Produced by Penrod, the new collection contains “The Baptism of Jesse Taylor,” “The Old Rugged Cross Made the Difference,” “Yes I know,” “Then Came the Morning,” “Because He Lives”and more fan favorites that highlight his unmistakable vocal tones.
“I’m glad to have had the chance to sing these songs with the GVB and am really excited to have them together as a solo collection,” states Guy, one of gospel music’s most celebrated vocalists on the Gaither Homecoming Series. “The joy and truth of the tunes and messages in them are timeless and encouraging. I hope they ‘crank your tractor’, bring a smile to your face, put a pep in your step and bring peace to your heart.”
LIVE Hymns & Worship CD/DVD project was also produced by Penrod. The DVD landed at No. 1 on the Christian Music Video chart and no. 1 on the Billboard Music Video chart. The CD claimed the No. 2 position on the Contemporary Christian Music chart as well as the No.1 position on the Southern Gospel chart, the week of it’s release, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
In September 2014, Guy released his first solo Christmas project entitled Christmas in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® where it became No. 2 in sales second only to Blake Shelton.
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.
Guy’s solo career began in August 2009, when he 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.
Guy, an inductee into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, hosts for the sixth year, DayStar Television’s Emmy Award-winning “Gospel Music Showcase” program. Guy’s combined career sales are now in excess of 4 million units and he is followed on Facebook by over 300,000 people. Penrod and his wife Angie were recently guests on Life Today with James Robison. He is a repeat guest at The Grand Ole Opry and Guy was a featured performer, along with Kari Jobe, at the Faith, Freedom, & Future Inaugural Ball hosted by the Family Research Council in January 2017.
But more importantly, Guy is a man of character on stage and off, living a life of faith, loving others and capping it off with a warm-hearted grin.