JP Pennington is the founding member of the award-winning and legendary band, Exile. Exile has written and recorded hit songs spanning more than 3 decades. 18 hits including 11 #1 singles and 7 top 10 singles. Kiss You All Over was Exiles 1st #1 and was a smash hit in 60 countries. Exile music has been used in numerous movies, including Happy Gilmore starring Adam Sandler, Man on the Moon starring Jim Carrey, Employee of the Month starring Jessica Simpson and Wild Hogs starring John Travolta. 11 nominations for Vocal Group of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. 8 Million albums and singles sold worldwide, Gold Records from U.S., England, Germany, Australia, South Africa and Canada. Successful songwriters with songs recorded by other major label artists, including Alabama, Kenny Rogers, Janie Fricke, Forrester Sisters, Sheena Easton, Tracy Lawrence, and Travis Tritt. Alabama #1s Take Me Down and Closer You Get were written by J.P. Pennington and were multi-million sellers.
- JP Pennington - 1986 BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and BMI Song of the Year Award
- JP Pennington - BMI Songwriter of the Century Award
- JP Pennington - BMI Airplay awards for more than 9 million performances on radio