News Nuggets: 7-20-15

News Nuggets: 7-20-15

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Tenor singer Jeremy Peace, who left the Old Paths to form a family group in late May, has joined the LeFevre Quartet, replacing Thomas Nalley. According to their press release, Nalley will continue to work for the LeFevre Quartet in a non-performing role.
  • The Browns have signed a new recording agreement with StowTown, extending their partnership that began two years ago with the record label.


  • Former Singing News columnist and cookbook author Carolyn Kirksey passed away last Monday after several extended illnesses. Carolyn was the wife of long-time Singing News editor Jerry Kirksey. A Celebration Of Life service is scheduled for Saturday, July 25 in Graceville, Florida.
  • Rev. Joseph Bruno, father of former Kingsmen pianist and producer Nick Bruno, passed away on July 14. A memorial service for Rev. Bruno was held on Thursday, July 16 in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Praise Report

  • In February, we asked you to say a prayer for Rickey Gooch (Karen Peck’s husband) who had been diagnosed with a form of cancer in one of this tonsils. Rickey’s most recent PET scan looks normal, and his doctor said he is cured. Thank you for your prayers.

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 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 7 – Greater Vision – As We Speak: The Lyrics (DVD)
  • August 14 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – The Inspiration Of Broadway (CD/DVD)
  • August 21 – Alabama – Angels Among Us: Hymns And Gospel Favorites (DVD)
  • August 28 – Michael English – Worship (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 25 – The Collingsworth Family – That Day Is Coming (CD)
  • September 25 – Stan Whitmire – He Leadeth Me (CD)
  • September 25 – Various Artists – CCM United Presents We Will Stand (CD/DVD)
  • October 9 – Gaither Vocal Band – Christmas Collection (CD)
  • October 9 – Jim Hendricks – Rocky Top: Country Christmas (CD)
  • October 9 – Mark Lowry – How We Love (CD)
  • October 9 – Bill & Gloria Gaither with Their Homecoming Friends – Christmas Favorites (CD)
  • No firm release date – The Bowling Family – TBD (CD)
  • No firm release date – Nelons – TBD (CD)
  • No firm release date – Wilburn & Wilburn – TBD (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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  1. Reply July 20, 11:25 #1 Steve

    Great Pickup by the Lefevre Quartet. I really did enjoy Thomas’ singing, although maybe he will be able to get with another group like Mark Trammell Quartet.

    Also, since its getting NQC season, it looks like fans are in store for some good, new music.

  2. Reply July 20, 18:29 #2 Joe

    Peace might have been a good pick up for Gold City.

  3. Reply July 20, 19:46 #3 Bill Lancaster

    Gold City has a new tenor, Chris Williams. His Facebook page says he’s been with them since July 14. Any video out there yet?

    • Reply July 21, 08:08 coomercove

      Bill, a video was posted on Chris’ facebook Sunday of Gold City singing Beulah Land. Video resolution was not the best, but the audio was pretty good.

      • Reply July 21, 10:58 Darrell

        Robert isn’t with Gold City anymore? That’s news to me. Must have just happened. I haven’t seen anything on any of the major SG news wires.

        • Reply July 22, 12:54 coomercove

          No announcement has been made. Of course, Gold City just officially announced Chris West as a member of the group this week and he’s been there a year. And even if you want to call the first several months “filling in”, he’s been in promo photos for a couple of months at least. You may not get an announcement about the tenor for another year.

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