Guy Penrod Sets Sail On The Alaska Freedom Cruise With Gov. Mike Huckabee, June 5 – 12

Entertainer Joins Roster That Includes The Nelons, Ryan & Friends, Aaron Wilburn & More

Nashville, TN (May 2, 2011) — Multiple Dove Award-nominee Guy Penrod joins Fox News personality, best-selling author and former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, on The Alaska Freedom Cruise, June 5 – 12.  This Christian-based sailing departs from Seattle, and travelers will be visiting several exciting ports-of-call along the way, including Alaska’s Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau, Skagway, as well as beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Packaged by Paradise Tours and Travel of Branson, Missouri, the seven-night cruise also includes the musical talents of The Triumphant Quartet, The Nelons, Ryan & Friends, Karen Peck & New River, Aaron Wilburn, The Dixie Echoes and The Arnolds.  The Freedom Cruise commands nearly half of the Princess Line’s Sapphire Princess occupancy, with 1200 cabins on reserve. Reservations and further information are available at .

The cruise offers Penrod a respite from a steady touring schedule supporting his top-selling CD, BREATHE DEEP (Servant Records).  “It will also give me a chance to celebrate my 26th wedding anniversary with my wife, Angie,” says Penrod.  The cruise will also give the former Gaither Vocal Band lead vocalist an opportunity to re-connect with Huckabee, whom Penrod met nine years ago. “We were invited to dinner at the Governor’s mansion,” recalls Guy.  “He was very warm and welcoming,” Penrod adds.  The two men share a love of music, faith and family values that should allow for a warm reunion, and it’s a reunion that Huckabee is happily anticipating.

“I am excited to be the special guest host on a cruise with Guy Penrod as one of the musical artists performing during the week,” Huckabee says of the Freedom cruise.  “Guy is truly one of the greats and every time I hear him sing, I am blessed. I know he will bless us all with his talents on board and I can’t wait to share this experience with him.”

Penrod is looking forward to exploring the Inside Passage, entertaining fans and spending some “quality” time with his wife.  This Spring has been a busy one for Guy: in addition to a robust tour schedule, he and his wife attended the recent Dove Awards, and Guy performed on the Awards’ pre-show stage.

Penrod was recently featured in Country Weekly, Parenting Magazine, was seen on Inside Music Row and guested on the popular, U.K.-based radio channel, Country Music Radio Nashville.

During his 14-year tenure with the GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band, Guy performed for over five million people on Bill & Gloria Gaither’s Homecoming Tours, and was featured on Gaither television specials airing on multiple networks.  The GVB sold more than 18 million CDs and DVDs while Penrod was a member.

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