Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Guy Penrod Embarks On First Solo International Tour, Promotes His Debut Country CD, BREATHE DEEP
"Poignant lyrics and masterfully crafted melodies that range from soulful ballads to rock-a-billy have certainly bridged the gap between gospel and country with Guy's debut album. Life, love and faith are beautifully interwoven into each of the specially selected songs on this album." ROUGHSTOCK
"The musical range on BREATHE DEEP is from earthy to heavenly and Guy is mature and impressive in delivery with a soulful quality. His contemporary backing is broad in appeal, ideal for country radio." - British Journalist/Broadcaster/Author Paul Davis
Nashville, TN (July 19, 2010) -- Guy Penrod, the dominant voice of the Gaither Vocal Band for the last 14 years, embarks on his first solo international tour (July 31 - August 16), which encompasses six countries and a variety of venues, ranging from large theaters to intimate church settings. Penrod's tour supports his debut country CD release, BREATHE DEEP, produced by Brent Rowan (Joe Nichols, Blake Shelton) for Servant Records/Gaither Music Group. The first single release from the project, "Are You The One," is currently #1 on the New Christian Music Chart (Europe) and #58 on the Billboard Country Indicator Chart (US).
ITINERARY- For ticket information click on www.guypenrod.com
July 31, Uppsala, Sweden, Word of Life Europe Conference / 15.00
July 31, Vingaker, Sweden, Hjalmargarden / 19.30
August 01, Halden, Norway, Osterbo Conference Hall / 18.00
August 04, Gothenburg, Sweden, Smyrna Church / 19.00
August 06, Schiphol, Holland, Levend Evangelie / 19.00
August 07, Langesund, Norway, Skjaergardshallen / 19.00
August 08, Lyngdal, Norway, Lyngdalshallen / 17.00
August 10, Karmoy, Norway, Akra KIrke / 19.30
August 12, Belfast, Ireland, Glenmachan Church of God / 20.00
August 14, Copenhagen, Denmark, Tivoli Park Glassalen Concert Hall / 16.00
August 15-16, Skalafjorour, Faroe Islands, Keldan / 20.00
Born in Abilene, Texas, the son of a preacher, Guy grew up singing in church and school. His first performance came at the age of three, and Penrod recalls his mom and dad standing him up on a folding chair for his debut solo, "Fill My Cup Lord." From there, the powerful voice that would grow through experiences in school plays, and singing with local groups and theater productions, would lead to graduation and a vocal scholarship to Liberty University in Virginia. During the early 90s, Guy was an in-demand session singer in Nashville, who also appeared on TNN's "Music City Tonight" (as part of the show's vocal quartet), introducing him to a national audience via the live, 90-minute telecast.
Joining Guy on stage will be some of Nashville's finest musicians, including: Jason Ahlbrandt, Lead Guitar/Vocals; Jonathan Crone, Acoustic Guitar/Vocals; Andrew Lusk, Keyboards/Vocals; Lucas Skaggs (son of Ricky Skaggs), Bass Guitar and Tucker Wilson (grandson of Buck White of The Whites), Drums.
BREATHE DEEP is available for purchase at retail outlets worldwide, as well as online at all major e-tailers.