Guy Allen Penrod was born on July the 2nd, 1963. Penrod is a gospel music singer. He is known for his work as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band, which is a position that he held from 1994 to 2008.
Guy Penrod Early Life, education, and family
He was born in Taylor, Texas. Guy grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where his father, Joseph Loren “Joe” Penrod, was the lead pastor of Temple Baptist Church, and his mother was Barbara Josie Penrod.
He graduated from Hobbs High School. Ben Roald recorded his first album and sang all four parts during his high school years. The guy is a graduate of Liberty University. He worked as a studio singer in the 1980s.
The guy was also a member of the Christ Church choir with another future Gaither Vocal Band member, Jonathan Pierce. During his years in the studio, he met Bill Gaither for the first time. He made regular appearances on the TNN’s “Music City Tonight” as a background singer in the mid-1990s.
Beginning of a great singing career
In 1989, Guy contributed a couple of tracks as lead vocal on a Brentwood cassette titled “Following the Sun – Island Music for Believers.”
After accepting the Gaither Vocal Band position in 1994, Guy became internationally known for his Powerful vocals and broad singing range.
He has performed in the Gaither Homecoming concerts all over the US and Canada and in Europe, Australia, and Africa.
His album, “The best of Guy Penrod,” reached No. 92 on the Billboard 200 on August 6th, 2005. The Gaither Vocal Band’s 2006 release was entitled “give it away,” followed by “lovin’ life” in 2008. Penrod won a Grammy award for his work on the lovin’ life project.
Guy Penrod’s solo career
On January 13, 2009, Bill Gaither announced that Penrod would be leaving the Gaither Vocal Band and starting a solo career.
Penrod released his debut solo album “Breath Deep” on the Servant Records label. The album consists of positive country music with Christian undertones. He was later inducted into the Texas gospel music hall of fame in 2011.
Penrod’s sophomore solo album “Hymns” debuted at No. 1 on the Nielson SoundScan Southern Gospel retail chart. It sold over 100,000 units. Penrod and his wife, Angie Clark, have seven boys and a girl. All of their children are home school.
Here are some of the albums of the Gaither Vocal Band
- 1995: Southern Classics, Vol. 2
- 1997: Loving God & Loving Each Other
- 1998: Still The Greatest Story Ever Told
- 1999: God Is Good
- 2000: I Do Believe
- 2002: Everything Good
- 2003: A Cappella
- 2004: The Best Of The GVB
- 2006: Give It Away
- 2007: Together, feat. Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
- 2008: Lovin’ Life
- 2008: Christmas Gaither Vocal Band Style
- 2009: Reunion, Vol. 1 & 2
- 2019: Reunion
Guy Penrod Net worth
Guy Penrod has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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