J.P. Pennington

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J.P. Pennington
Birth nameJames Preston Pennington[1]
Born (1949-01-22) January 22, 1949 (age 73)
OriginBerea, Kentucky, U.S.
Genrespop, Country
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1963–present
LabelsWarner Curb, Epic, MCA
Associated actsExile

James Preston Pennington (born January 22, 1949) is an American musician, known primarily as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the country pop band Exile. Pennington was one of the early members and one of the lead singers of the group until departing in 1990.[2] After leaving Exile, he signed to MCA Records as a solo artist. There, he released three singles and one album, Whatever It Takes, in 1991.[1] Pennington re-established the band in 1995, together with guitarist Les Taylor.[2]



Title Album details
Whatever It Takes


Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1991 "Whatever It Takes" 45 Whatever It Takes
"Old Familiar Ring"
"You Gotta Get Serious" 72
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 321. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Exile biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 August 2010.