J.P. Pennington’s music career spans four decades. It began when he founded a local Kentucky band known as The Exiles in 1963. They played local clubs and eventually toured with Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars opening shows and providing backup for headlining superstars like Freddie Cannon, B.J. Thomas and others major rock artists of the period.
The band later changed its name to Exile and enjoyed 13 # 1 singles in the pop and country market as well as touring with Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Lee Greenwood, Heart, Dave Mason, Boston, Seals & Crofts, enjoying over 8 million in sales world wide.
J.P. Pennington’s songwriting talent led to recognition as BMI Writer of the Year to one of BMI’s Top 100 Writers of the Century. His music has been recording by Alabama, Janie Fricke, Kenny Rogers and other artists.
J.P. and Exile have received eleven nominations for Vocal and/or Instrumental Group Of The Year from the Academy Of Country Music and the Country Music Association.