Guy Penrod takes hiatus from GVB
Gaither.com posted a press release announcing that Guy Penrod is taking a multi-week sabbatical from the Gaither Vocal Band. His part will be filled by David Phelps, Mark Lowry, and Jason Crabb. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]
This story suggests many possible responses, but so far, from what I’ve seen, two are predominant in online discussion so far:
(1) What will Jason Crabb sound like in a male quartet setting?
(2) Penrod’s wide fanbase—along with everyone who likes to see continuity and personnel stability in Southern Gospel’s forefront groups—hopes that this is just a few weeks, and not due to any vocal troubles or other reasons that might make it extend longer.