NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY® and GMA DOVE Award-winning recording artist Guy Penrod celebrated a successful first week of sales this week for his new, LIVE recording. LIVE Hymns & Worship (Gaither Music Group/Servant Records) claimed the No. 1 position on the Southern Gospel chart as well as the No. 2 position on the Contemporary Christian Music chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The all-new DVD, recorded at Thomas Road Baptist Church at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, landed at No. 1 on the Christian Music Video chart and at No. 1 on the Billboard Music Video chart.
“I want to thank everyone who has supported my music and my family. You have certainly blessed us over the years,” stated Penrod. “Music like this is often timeless, and this project is especially fulfilling because the truths in these songs apply to all the ups and downs of life. I pray it lives, as encouragement, for years to come.”
Produced by Penrod, the new CD and DVD feature some of today’s most cherished hymns and popular worship songs performed in keys and arrangements that are “accessible,” making it easy for concert-goers and congregations to sing along with him. Featuring the Liberty University Center for Worship Choir, the evening included a long set list of classic and contemporary favorites.
The DVD includes behind-the-scenes footage with the Penrod Family, allowing viewers to “spend some time” with them on their farm and hear messages behind the music through an up-close interview on their front porch with Penrod, whose career boasts combined sales in excess of four million units. The nationally acclaimed, award-winning vocalist is one of the most popular artists featured on the Gaither Homecoming Video Series.
LIVE Hymns & Worship is positioned in retail outlets everywhere and is currently airing as part of a television special on Dish TV (Gaither TV, Channel 276), PBS, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It is airing in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.
The new CD and DVD are distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and are available at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, www.gaither.com and ww
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