Nashville, TN (March 10, 2011) — In keeping with the spirit of the NCAA basketball tournament, Country and Christian music star Guy Penrod has announced his “March Madness Song Tournament” on Facebook. Fans can vote to select their favorite Penrod performance in a seeded, 16-song tournament.
Earlier this month, Guy Penrod’s Facebook fans nominated their favorite tracks from his solo CD, BREATHE DEEP, or any song recorded during his 14-year reign as the lead vocalist of the Gaither Vocal Band. A total of 46 different titles were nominated; the top 16 most-popular songs now round out the bracket. The first round of voting will begin tomorrow, Friday, March 11, and continue until the winning song is announced on Thursday, March 31.
The contest’s Grand Prize is a brand new, 32-GB Apple iPod Touch, loaded with all of the tournament’s 16 songs, plus additional music and videos from Penrod’s BREATHE DEEP and THE BEST OF GUY PENROD releases.
Guy’s combined 2010 CD sales exceeded 100,000 units (BREATHE DEEP; THE BEST OF GUY PENROD), and BREATHE DEEP was the best-selling new Southern Gospel CD last year. The disc was also the second best-selling new Country Gospel CD, with total sales of 54,000 units. Guy received his first two solo artist Dove Award nominations for: Country Album of the Year and Country Recorded Song of the Year (2010). Upcoming press includes: Country Weekly (March 21) and Mature Living (April); a Parent Life feature appeared in February.
Guy is currently visiting radio stations in support of his newest single, “Pray About Everything,” and has a solid 2011 touring schedule. Fans can visit Guy’s Website for all the details.