NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Christian music’s premier country recording artist, Guy Penrod, is set to embark on a 14-city Northern European tour this week, bringing his signature sound to Sweden, Iceland, Norway and the Netherlands.
Among other stops in Norway, Penrod and his band will headline the Skjaergardssang Festival in Langesund, one of Scandinavia’s largest gospel festivals. In addition to multiple Nordic gospel artists, Christian music pioneers The Imperials and acclaimed vocalist Angela Primm are also slated to perform at the event.
In addition, Penrod will present six concerts in Sweden organized by CountryChurch, a top Swedish gospel quartet, and he will appear in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Aalsmeerderbrug, Netherlands, before concluding the tour August 17 in Zelhem, Netherlands.
“It’s a privilege to return to Europe this summer to share our music and ministry,” Penrod says. “Performing in some of the most beautiful countries in the world is only topped by the many wonderful gospel music fans we meet along the way. The message of the Cross transcends nations and cultural boundaries, and we’re excited to worship with our brothers and sisters across the pond once again.”
Penrod’s latest release, Hymns, was the top-selling Southern Gospel album of 2012 and the best-selling Gospel recording in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores® last year. His 2010 Dove Award-nominated Servant Records/Gaither Music Group solo debut, Breathe Deep, continues to be a benchmark for country recordings within the Christian marketplace, featuring successful mainstream country and Southern Gospel radio singles.
A Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Penrod has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry®, among other noteworthy platforms, and currently hosts Daystar Television Network’s popular “Gospel Music Showcase” series. Prior to his solo career, Penrod spent 14 years with the legendary GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band.