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Encyclopedia > Guy Penrod

Guy Penrod is a gospel music singer mostly known for his work as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band, a position he has held since 1994. Gospel music may refer either to the religious music that first came out of African-American churches in the 1930s or, more loosely, to both black gospel music and to the religious music composed and sung by white southern Christian artists. ... Gaither Vocal Band (January, 1981-present) Formed in 1981 on the spur of the moment before a concert, the Gaither Vocal Band quickly gained recognition in Contemporary Christian Music with songs like “Alpha And Omega” and “Passin’ The Faith Along. ...


Penrod is a graduate of Liberty University. Starting in the early 80's he worked as a studio singer, backing up voices such as Steve Green, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Garth Brooks, James Ingram, and Phillips, Craig & Dean. He was also a member of the Christ Church Choir, as was another future Gaither Vocal Band member, Jonathan Pierce. During his years in the studio, he met Bill Gaither for the first time. He also made regular appearances on Music City Tonight. Liberty University is a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. ... Steve Green is a gospel singer renowned for his extraordinary vocal range (tenor 3) and flexible solo style. ... Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American singer-songwriter whose music has strong Christian themes. ... Michael W. Smith // Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957, to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia), often nicknamed Smitty, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... Garth Brooks, from his No Fences album Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer songwriter and charity director. ... Bill and Gloria Gaither Bill Gaither (born March 28, 1936) is an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. ...


After accepting the position with the Gaither Vocal Band, Penrod became internationally known for his powerful vocals and broad singing range. He has performed in Gaither Homecoming concerts all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe, Australia, and Africa.


He and his wife, Angie, have eight children : Tyler Guy, Logan William, Joseph Loren, Jesse Dakota, Levi Clark, Grayson Guy, Zachariah Garrison, and Lacey Mariah. They live on his family farm in Tennessee. Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ...


His album, The Best of Guy Penrod, reached #92 on the Billboard 200 on August 6, 2005. The Billboard 200 is a listing of the 200 highest selling music albums in the United States, published weekly in Billboard magazine. ...


 
 

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