Guy Penrod, Joseph Habedank, Lynda Randle
As a preacher’s son and a protege nurtured under the massive Bill Gaither gospel umbrella, gospel singer Guy Penrod’s solo releases bring a touch of down-home country familiarity to the contemporary Christian music table. Penrod perfected a style that, without much embellishment, allowed him to explore classic country gospel hymns as well as contemporary praise & worship songs without ruffling a single feather. Penrod was born on July 2, 1963 in Abilene, Texas, and was raised in Hobbs, New Mexico, where his father was the pastor of Temple Baptist Church. Before he graduated Hobbs High School in 1981, Penrod had already assembled and recorded an album, singing all the parts himself. After attending and graduating Liberty University, he began working as a studio session singer, doing backup vocals for artists like Carman, Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, Garth Brooks, and others. He was also a member of the Christ Church Choir. Penrod met Bill Gaither at a studio session and was soon a member of the Bill Gaither Vocal Band, where his powerful singing and vocal range brought him lot of fans via Gaither’s various international Homecoming concerts.
Joseph Habedank is a two-time GRAMMY® nominated, Dove Award winning Southern Gospel Artist of the Year (2020) and has been named Gospel Music’s Favorite Soloist for four consecutive years (2017-2020). Joseph has a unique and equally powerful testimony that has been featured on FoxNews.com’s Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. He has shared his songs in some of America’s greatest churches and venues, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta, The Grand Ole Opry, and the historic Ryman Auditorium.
Lynda Tait Randle, as Bill Gaither has fondly introduced her for over a decade, was born in the inner city of Washington, D.C. She is the middle child of seven and feels blessed to have had the privilege of being raised in a Christian home. Despite being led to the Lord at the young age of 12, it would be years later before she really experienced the freedom from bondage that only God could give. Music became a way out of pain and heartache for Lynda and as a result of this God-given gift, many doors of opportunity have opened up for her. Lynda’s distinct alto voice has created opportunities for her to minister across the United States and around the world. Her gift has allowed her to share the stage with musical legends, from Andre Crouch to Gladys Knight.
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