News Nuggets: 7-13-15

News Nuggets: 7-13-15

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Julie Hudson is leaving the Chuck Wagon Gang after 9 1/2 years as their soprano.
  • Daywind Instrumental, a new label imprint for the Daywind company, will specialize in instrumental music.
  • At the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association’s July meeting last Thursday, LeConte Center manager Phil Campbell updated the group on some of the major events hosted at the venue including their largest event, the National Quartet Convention. City commissioners have approved one paving project that would add more parking to the municipal lot in the 2015-2016 fiscal year, and Campbell has requested more staff. In 2014, many city employees from other departments were temporarily relocated to serve as staff at the LeConte Center during NQC week.
  • Last Saturday, The Ball Brothers wowed quite a few internet fans with their workout room rehearsal of “I Shall Know Him,” covering a challenging arrangement they heard The Mullins sing on a Gaither video years ago. Presumably, they went on stage later that evening and wowed the fans in Red Deer, Alberta as well.

  • The first Heritage Of Gold concert featuring current Gold City members, Tim Riley, LeFevre Quartet, Wilburn & Wilburn and Jay Parrack & Vocal Event happened last Saturday at North Glencoe Baptist Church in Gold City’s home town of Gadsden, Alabama.

Prayer Requests

  • Please keep Bill Shivers (Brian Free & Assurance) and his entire family in your prayers. Bill’s brother, Charles Shivers, passed away on Thursday, July 9.

Upcoming Releases
Please let us know if any significant upcoming releases are missing from this list. Note, the dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and/or online outlets. Some artists may sell their recordings sooner at their concert events or in their own online stores. 

  • July 17 – Blackwood Brothers – The Ultimate Blackwood Brothers: 80 Years – 80 Songs Collector’s Edition (CD)
  • July 17 – Various Artists – Singing News: Southern Gospel’s Top Songs Of 2015 (CD)
  • July 31 – Bill Gaither – Icon (CD)
  • July 31 – The Booth Brothers – Still (CD)
  • July 31 – Amber Nelon Thompson – Just Sing (CD)
  • August 7 – Canton Junction – Every Hallelujah (CD)
  • August 14 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – The Inspiration Of Broadway (CD/DVD)
  • August 21 – Alabama – Angels Among Us: Hymns And Gospel Favorites (DVD)
  • August 21 – The Bowling Family – TBD (CD)
  • September 4 – Mark Trammell Quartet – Rewind (CD)
  • September 11 – David Phelps – Freedom (DVD)
  • September 11 – Jim Hendricks – Rocky Top: Peace In The Valley (CD)
  • September 11 – Various Artists – 30 Country Mountain Hymns (CD)
  • September 18 – Jason Crabb – Whatever The Road (CD)
  • September 18 – Nelons – TBD (CD)
  • September 18 – Wilburn & Wilburn – TBD (CD)
  • September 25 – The Collingsworth Family – That Day Is Coming (CD)

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both and David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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