A stark traditionalist, Jake Penrod is as close to Country as Country gets. He describes his singing style as sounding like “Hank Williams’ and Kitty Wells’ love child,” and if you’ve ever heard him sing, you’ll whole-heartedly agree.
Although he names Hank Williams Sr. as his all-time greatest influence, take a listen to his album, “Closer To Me,” and you’ll hear everything from the Honky Tonk stylings of Lefty Frizzell, Hank Thompson, and Ray Price to heart-breaking ballads that would make Conway Twitty proud.
Jake has performed as Hank Williams on numerous legends tribute shows at the Gladewater Opry, Texas Star Opry, and the Louisiana Jamboree in Shreveport, LA. He has also traveled to larger concert venues outside of Texas to present his tribute to Country Music’s first superstar. Audience members have often shared their enthusiasm for Jake’s tribute after performances; some even come away a little emotional.