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GRAMMY Winner Guy Penrod Celebrates Christmas with All-New Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—September 30th, 2014–GRAMMY® and GMA Dove Award-winning artist Guy Penrod celebrates the season early this year with his debut holiday recording, Christmas, available today at retailer and digital outlets everywhere, including Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®.

Christmas (Gaither Music Group/Servant Records) captures 15 seasonal favorites including “Tennessee Christmas,” featuring Amy Grant and Vince Gill, as well as “Twelve Days of Christmas,” which is a family affair featuring vocals from his eight children and his wife, Angie.

The recording, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Omartian (Trisha Yearwood, Rod Stewart, Amy Grant and others), showcases Penrod’s country-tinged vocal style and heartfelt renditions of “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night, Holy Night,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Little Drummer Boy/We Three Kings,” as well as other holiday staples.

“At our house the Christmas season begins and ends with music. We wouldn’t think of putting up the tree or making cookies without it. We rely on music to ignite the Christmas spirit and keep it alive throughout the season,” Penrod said.

The release will air as part of a special TV offer on Dish TV, DirecTV, AT&T Uverse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will also air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV. It is featured in HOMECOMING Magazine.

The multi-platinum selling artist is currently on tour until the end of the year. His acclaimed sophomore release Hymns (Gaither Music Group/Servant Records), debuted at #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.

Christmas is distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and is available at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, www.gaither.com, and www.guypenrod.com.

Song Listing:
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Sleigh Ride
Tennessee Christmas (featuring Amy Grant & Vince Gill)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Winter Wonderland
Silent Night, Holy Night
Breath of Heaven
Twelve Days of Christmas
The Christmas Song
Angels We Have Heard on High
Little Drummer Boy/We Three Kings
Away in a Manger
A Cradle in Bethlehem
White Christmas
O Holy Night

ABOUT GUY PENROD
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 with combined career sales now in excess of four million units.

One of the most in-demand touring artists in Christian music and a vocal powerhouse, Penrod travels throughout the US and abroad. He has made multiple media appearances including radio’s “The Mike Huckabee Show,” RFD TV’s top-rated “Larry’s Country Diner” and one of North America’s most popular Christian television programs “100 Huntley Street.” Additionally, Penrod hosts DayStar Television’s Emmy Award-winning “Gospel Music Showcase” program.

Penrod’s music has been applauded in the gospel as well as country formats. He has appeared on “The Grand Ole Opry” and on numerous country recordings. In 2011, he became a Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee; he was inducted alongside the Gaither Vocal Band into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

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