Guy Penrod hits top of gospel charts
From preacher’s son to Grammy Award-winning musician
- Duration 6:42
- Date Feb 22, 2013
From preacher’s son to Grammy Award-winning musician
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And welcome back to a spirited debate.
Well you up -- preachers kids singing hymns in the church and now he's at chart topping gospel artist.
God cannot is a powerful voice in -- music.
He was a mainstay of the in the Gaither vocal band and a few years ago embarked on a solo career and he joins me now from Nashville Tennessee.
Talk about what's ahead hey -- -- -- Was great to see it you know they've got to get quite you know you didn't have it here nobody would ever recognize you realize that.
I I did.
Shut it off sometimes about getting -- haircut but I felt so if I did I'd lose what fan -- -- may have.
And so -- horizon for you because -- not only branched out as a solo career a few years ago but you are starting to host.
A show as well.
Tell -- about that.
Yeah you know I'm not a good multi tasker -- -- branched out retired out local -- back in 2009.
Traveled with -- for fourteen years blog at -- I'm back we were on.
And usually view I think it -- point.
And had a wonderful time as a part of that but wanted to get -- -- some stuff on my almanac -- and try to.
Affect the culture that I could belief system -- -- -- and I'm raising my family and and so we cut a good -- record in 2000 and felt very deep and then I am record last year that has done really well or.
And you know as far as.
Other things I'm having a wonderful I'm hosting a television show on based our network.
Which is a gospel music show we have a bunch of folks that I traveled from tying with for years that come through.
And I get to interview a woman and this is some good music and expose some good music that you they're watching audience so I'm -- a fabulous I'm getting to do about it.
You know we're -- justice lying -- -- cover of your -- and new CD is called hinged.
And you grew up in no -- in the -- basically how important is that was that in terms of you branching out to become -- Gospel singer.
Being -- gospel -- that was pretty important to me I'm not cute baby.
Venerated you know on where they're between my mom and and wanted to leave the church make -- we didn't -- that this kid.
But I'm very familiar Richard culture I'm thankful for for -- -- I know there's a lot of people that I'm about the church that.
I cannot agree with a mentor Bill Gates -- who used to say.
I you know I've -- a guy think he on the arc with no.
But it was the best ship afloat.
And I kind of feel that way about the church see I still -- -- people like me.
And he gets sticky sometimes but it is the fashion world and so I'm very very thankful for here it's.
Brought me out again in -- fellowship of believers.
You could you stayed.
In the security of the gave her band really.
You know what was that like with bill gave her.
Well -- mind -- he's the man that -- fifty years and to Christian music industry he and his wife Gloria.
I believe in 2000 to -- Ascap songwriters of the century.
So you know they've made a serious Smart and to be able to be in that company can.
And around people like that.
I'm very true I certainly benefited from my involvement -- not just personal but in our careers well.
And those -- -- predict an outcropping of that -- packet off process where.
Gloria used to challenge -- younger ones that they got hired its own way in the art.
Because they're like.
They're like portable pieces of philosophy or theology so that -- time to get they bubble up.
You can sing a song like can't you know count your blessing on all like that -- -- campus -- When you are discouraged thinking all applause -- -- harm anybody can name them one by one that will surprise social quoted.
At a 115.
Year old message.
I think it is relevant today as it's ever been -- and what I'm happening across the land defector is.
We don't say anything because there always is because they're good they've endure.
-- -- time tested true.
And we have the human -- -- -- -- -- cropping when you come and go with every generation back to basic things and challenges we face a much the same.
Let me let me just give -- -- the toward its that are coming up there -- march 17 Saint Patrick's Day.
There you go Fort Myers.
April 4 -- -- Ohio April 6 -- wind Iowa.
And April 15 tax day Branson Missouri you've got a big fan -- out there because Donna Brock says I love you guy Penn -- I miss him on the gators and the -- a big fan -- out there.
You know I'm thankful for folks that are that follow this kind of music I -- I think -- it -- there are a whole bunch a wonderful wonderful.
God love and god fearing.
Most folks out there that that would like to see.
A lot more.
And -- some oriented music to worrying.
Television shows and such out there and and that's the kind of can't.
And it follows us and that's what I'm trying to do to a culture is kick out and influence that that actually -- I'm -- thank you so much guide and -- for being here on a spirited debate.
Well thank dormant and my pleasure you've done it again thank you so much.
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