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GUY PENROD JOINS ALL-STAR LINE-UP FOR WAITING FOR WISHES CELEBRITY WAITERS DINNER

Written by SGN Scoops on May 17, 2012 – 3:20 pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Gaither Music Group/Servant Records artist Guy Penrod joined an all-star roster from the worlds of sports, music and film for Kevin Carter’s 11th Annual Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner, held recently at Nashville’s The Palm Restaurant.  Penrod and the celebrity wait staff served tables, signed autographs, received donations and interacted with guests at the sold-out event, which benefited The Kevin Carter Foundation and The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee.

Hosted by former Tennessee Titans’ player and 14-year NFL veteran Kevin Carter and Jay DeMarcus of multi-platinum-selling country group Rascal Flatts, Waiting for Wishes featured celebrity waiters including Tennessee Titans’ quarterback Matt Hasselbeck; NFL greats Eddie George, Craig Hentrich, Derrick Mason, Brad Hopkins and Eric Winston; Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts; Kix Brooks of legendary country duo Brooks & Dunn; Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton; John Rich of multi-platinum-selling country duo Big & Rich; Jamie Johnson of the award-winning bluegrass ensemble The Grascals; and Hollywood actor, writer, producer and director Johnathon Schaech, among others.

Kevin and Shima Carter created The Kevin Carter Foundation to enrich the lives of children, focusing on youth and character development.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  More than 1,000 wishes have been granted in Middle Tennessee since the chapter was founded in 2000.

Penrod’s latest recording, Hymns, debuted at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Southern Gospel retail chart and #5 on the Current Contemporary Christian chart following its release in March.  His 2010 Dove Award-nominated release, Breathe Deep, continues to be a benchmark for country recordings within the Christian marketplace, featuring successful mainstream country and southern gospel radio singles.  A 2011 Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Penrod made his Grand Ole Opry debut last year.  Prior to his solo career, Penrod spent 14 years with the GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.

Hymns is distributed by EMI CMG Distribution and is available at retail and digital outlets worldwide, as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores®.

For further information, visit www.guypenrod.com or www.turningpointpr.com.

Right photo:  Guy Penrod (r) is pictured with Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, co-host of Kevin Carter’s 11th Annual Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner. 


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THE ROYS CREATE NEW THEME SONG FOR WEEKLY RFD-TV SERIES “CAMPFIRE CAFÉ”; SET TO APPEAR IN FIRST EPISODE OF NEW SEASON SEPT. 26

Written by SGN Scoops on September 21, 2011 – 6:42 pm -

Nashville, TN (September 21, 2011) -With their infectious signature sound and virtuoso bluegrass pickin,’ THE ROYS’ performance of the new Campfire Café theme song– and September 26 appearance on the season opener of the popular RFD-TV series —  offers proof positive that the celebration of  ‘down home cookin’ knows no geographical boundaries. Though born in Massachusetts, The Roys have more than a few good traditional southern-style recipes invested in the new weekly 13-episode series. In addition to providing the spirited new opening theme, Elaine and Lee will join Pamela Alford and co-host Larry Wiseheart in their world of  “gourmet campfire cuisine” for three Fall guest appearances – on September 26 at 4:30 P.M. Central, with return visits to the campfire on October 3 and November 21.  For complete air dates/times nationally resource: www.rfdtv.com/schedule  .  Co-producer Pamela Alford was thrilled to learn The Roys were fans of the show which originated on the network in 2003 and is now back in production by popular demand. “The first surprise was that The Roys were actually fans of Campfire Café and the second was that Lee Roy and co-writer Matt Rogers wanted to write our theme song for the new season,” notes Alford. “Our RFD audience has a deep appreciation of traditional life skills, good country music and great food. Lee and Elaine have captured the essence of what we try to deliver in our episodes and our recipes.” Click here to listen: (http://www.campfirecafetv.com/ ) This weekend Lee and Elaine change the focus from campfire cooking to tailgating. They will perform the National Anthem at the kick-off of the Tennessee Titans/Denver Broncos game in Nashville on Sunday, September 25. 

ABOUT THE ROYS: These Massachusetts natives were “raised right” on country and bluegrass in New Brunswick, Canada.  They are the reigning two-time Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year and their LONESOME WHISTLE (Rural Rhythm Records) debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart.  They come from a unique musical family and are known for their superb sibling harmonies, “rootsy” sound and compelling original songs. www.theroysonline.com


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