J.P. Pennington

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J.P. Pennington
Birth name James Preston Pennington[1]
Born (1949-01-22) January 22, 1949 (age 69)
Origin Berea, Kentucky, U.S.
Genres pop, Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1963–present
Labels Warner Curb, Epic, MCA
Associated acts Exile

James Preston "J.P." Pennington (born January 22, 1949) is an American musician, known primarily as a founding member of the country pop band Exile. Pennington was the founding member and lead singer of the group until departing in 1990.[2] After his 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 along 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.