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Friday 16th January 2009

Guy Penrod leaves Gaither Vocal Band to go solo

AFTER MORE than 14 years as the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band, Guy Penrod has announced he will be going solo. Said Penrod, "My years with the Gaither Vocal Band have been among the most glorious of my life. Now, though, with the Band continuing in strength and me tackling the new challenge of a solo career, we can all serve our God even more powerfully in the days to come."

Also leaving the Gaither Vocal Band is Marshall Hall who has sung baritone with the group since 2004. The new line up for the GVB (now for the first time a five-man group) sees the return of some of the group's best loved alumni. Effective immediately, the new line up will be Bill Gaither, David Phelps, Wes Hampton, Michael English and Mark Lowry. Mark Lowry will complete all his previously scheduled solo engagements through April 2009 and will appear with the Gaither Vocal Band at every available opportunity during this transition, beginning with the Gaither Caribbean Cruise on 22nd February. CR

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Reader Comments

Posted by menlom nyam in hyderabad,india @ 13:51 on Sep 18 2012

Guy Penrod had really left a deep wonderful impression in my life as a lead singer of GVB . I'll miss him so much in GVB appearances. may god bless his new career!

Posted by Lillian C. Stone in Scotland, CT @ 17:17 on Oct 5 2011

I'm sorry to hear that Guy Penrod has left. I wish him the best of luck him and his family. He will be missed.

I'm sorry to hear that Guy Penrod has left. He will surely be missed. I pray that God will continue to bless
him and his family. He Has a beautiful voice.

Posted by Jeannette Schorr in Columbus, GA @ 07:07 on Aug 3 2011

I really did and do enjoy listening to Guy Penrod on the Gathier Gospel Hour everyday. His spirit of loving the Lord and praising HIM as he sings just shines through like I believe Jesus would want it to. I know he must be penacostal by the way he honors the Lord in surrender as he sings. Not that you have to be spirit filled to go to heaven......you just have more power and it shows. Praise the Lord. I believe that you should love Jesus more than any man, group or even church. I do love Jesus first, but I really enjoy hearing Guy sing. Bless you in all that you do for the kingdom.

Posted by evelin in Brasil @ 21:49 on Apr 11 2011

Por Favor Guy volta pro Gaither ...... eu amo você demais Guy sua voz é linda, o Gaither não tem graça sem você....
Sentirei sua falta!
Ah e você é muito lindo , foi atraves de você que conheci o Gaither Vocal Band!
Sentirei sua falta Guy ...........

Posted by Grace in India @ 13:51 on Mar 19 2011

Its so worried to hear this :( . I heard few songs without u especially ALPHA & OMEGA , no way the Vocal Band is no longer the same... It woud be great if you could get back to Gaither band... U and Phelps rock :)

Posted by georgina day in Garnish Newfoundland,Canada @ 03:33 on Mar 12 2011

You will be missed a great deal. I hope you will be able to join them sometimes. I enjoy some of the old programs with you and Mark Lowery. I hope all of your family is all doing well. Did you ever have a girl? love you all and see you again sometime on another program. Best wishes to you and your family. Georgina Day

Posted by Janice sharp in Kokomo, indiana @ 20:49 on Feb 27 2011

I am so sorry Guy is leaving the Gaithers because he is such a blessiing and the reason I like the Gaithers so much. He will be missed.

Posted by bobbie in ga @ 22:24 on Jan 25 2011

I miss Guy Penrod so much. My what a blessing his singing is to so many. Anxious to see him in the Atlanta area.

Posted by Tommie Brubaker in Whittier, Alaska @ 22:42 on Dec 16 2010

I believe Christmas is to celebrate our living Savior, and this year I spent money only on Bill Gaither's CD's and DVD"s. I have experienced every emotion, except anger. I am disappointed that I can't find the DVD that goes with Lovin Life. Any help would be appreciated. I too miss Guy Penrod. Just to see him brings Christ to mind. He has a fabulous voice and presence. I love to watch and hear him sing. I have his solo album, but I too hope he goes back to Bill Gaithers Vocal Band.

Posted by Mark in Winston-Salem NC @ 01:34 on Nov 25 2010

Hi Guy ...Tell your Dad uncle Marvin up in Harrisburg IL
said to call him sometimes . Marvin talks to me about
all the runing around him and your father use to do.

Thanks Mark
Winston-Salem NC

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