Gospel and Country Singer Returns to Familiar Grounds
to Showcase Some of Today’s Most Loved Hymns and Worship Songs
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—January 28th, 2016—GRAMMY® and GMA DOVE Award-winning recording artist Guy Penrod has announced the release of a LIVE recording of some of today’s most cherished hymns and popular worship songs. LIVE Hymns & Worship, (Gaither Music Group/Servant Records), produced by Penrod, will be available everywhere on January 29th, in both audio and DVD formats.
“Unity within the family of God is at the center of His heart,” explained the 2015 GMA DOVE Award nominee. “I believe this DVD will help encourage us as believers to come together around the person of Jesus. We praised God using hymns and worship songs that everyone knows, weaving them together throughout the evening. We purposely recorded these songs in major keys and in arrangements with which people, and especially men, can easily sing along. I love seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they join in.”
The nationally acclaimed, award-winning vocalist, known for his unmistakable, rasp-tinged vocals, went “home” to his alma mater for this special concert, which was recorded at Thomas Road Baptist Church at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Featuring the Liberty University Center for Worship Choir, the evening included a long set list of classic and contemporary favorites.
The university is where Penrod first met his future wife, Angie, when they both attended college there. After earning their degrees Angie and Guy married and started a family, and Penrod began his career in music–a career that now boasts combined sales in excess of four million units. One of the most popular artists featured on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series, Penrod spent 14 years as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band before launching a successful solo ministry in 2010.
The Penrod Family and Guy’s ministry grew quickly. Today he and Angie live on a farm, just south of Nashville, TN, with their eight children—seven sons and one daughter. When he is not farming and enjoying time at home with his “tribe,” Guy and his band of musicians are on the road sharing his faith in song to audiences nationwide.
The DVD includes behind-the-scenes footage with the Penrod Family, allowing viewers to “spend some time” with them on their farm and hear messages behind the music through an up-close interview on their front porch with Penrod.
LIVE Hymns & Worship will receive prime placement in retail outlets and will air as part of a television special on Dish TV (Gaither TV, Channel 276), PBS, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will also air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.
The new CD and DVD are distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and will available at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, www.gaither.com andwww.guypenrod.com.
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