CRESTVIEW Guy Penrod hopes Saturday night's crowd at Central Baptist Church enjoys the concert and listens to its underlying message.


CRESTVIEW Guy Penrod hopes Saturday night's crowd at Central Baptist Church enjoys the concert and listens to its underlying message.



"I encourage people to leave their worries with God," the award-winning gospel singer said.



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WHAT: Guy Penrod concert



WHEN:   6 p.m. Saturday



WHERE: Central Baptist Church, 951 S. Ferdon Blvd., CrestviewPerforming in Crestview is a first for the Nashville singer, who said uplifting, faith-based messages will fill this weekend's performances.



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He'll perform songs from "Hymns" 2012's top-selling southern gospel album, according to Nielsen Christian SoundScan and "Breathe Deep," his 2010 solo debut album, along with numbers from the Gaither Vocal Band.



Penrod was a member of the Gaither Vocal Band for 14 years. During that time, the band won multiple Dove awards and a 2008 Grammy for 'Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album.



Penrod said he is "blessed" and "thankful" for the experience and still occasionally performs with the group.



The musician plans to travel to Dallas next month to continue hosting "Gospel Music Showcase" on the Daystar Network.



In addition, within the next few years, fans can expect a Christmas and worship album.



"Folks in general want to hear the good news in the music," he said.



Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.