#NewsNuggets 8-17-15

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Last Week’s Happenings

  • The Blackwood Singers have announced that they will be leaving the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge at the end of their 15th season in Pigeon Forge. They will be moving to Branson, MO, to be closer to family. No theater has been named as of yet.
  • The McKameys announced that Roger Fortner is retiring from the group after a 28-year tenure. He plans to devote more time to studio work in the future.
  • Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing publishing companies Asheville Music Publishing and Chris White Music added Dixie Phillips and Sharon Phillips to their in-house roster of songwriters. These two sisters-in-law were the winners of the 2012 Singing News/Solid Gospel Songwriter Search.
  • Daywind Publishing added Aaron Wilburn to their team of songwriters. In addition to his career as a Christian comedian and singer, Wilburn has written “Four Days Late,” “That Sounds Like Home To Me” and several more well-known Gospel songs.

Prayer Requests

  • Claude Hopper suffered a small stroke on Friday. The Hoppers have requested prayers for a speedy recovery.

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. 

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    August 21 – Alabama – Angels Among Us: Hymns And Gospel Favorites (DVD)

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    August 28 – Michael English – Worship (CD)

  • September 4 – Mark Trammell Quartet – Rewind (CD)
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    September 11 – David Phelps – Freedom (DVD)

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    September 11 – Jim Hendricks – Rocky Top: Peace In The Valley (CD)

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    September 11 – Various Artists – 30 Country Mountain Hymns (CD)

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    September 18 – Jason Crabb – Whatever The Road (CD)

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    September 25 – The Collingsworth Family – That Day Is Coming (CD)

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    September 25 – Stan Whitmire – He Leadeth Me (CD)

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    September 25 – Various Artists – CCM United Presents We Will Stand (CD/DVD)

  • October 2 – Jim Brady Trio – Live At Daywind Studios (CD)
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    October 2 – The Kingdom Heirs – A New Look (CD)

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    October 2 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Happy People Deluxe Edition (CD)

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    October 2 – Perrys – Sing (CD)

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    October 9 – Gaither Vocal Band – Christmas Collection (CD)

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    October 9 – Jim Hendricks – Rocky Top: Country Christmas (CD)

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    October 9 – Mark Lowry – How We Love (CD)

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    October 9 – Bill & Gloria Gaither with Their Homecoming Friends – Christmas Favorites (CD)

  • October 16 – Gordon Mote – Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration (CD)
  • October 23 – Jimmy Fortune – Hits & Hymns (CD/DVD)

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    October 23 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Gaither Homecoming Classics Vol. 1-4 (DVD)

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    October 23 – Various – Bill Gaither’s Best Of Homecoming 2016 (CD)

  • November 6 – Taranda Greene – Spirit Of Christmas (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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Kyle Boreing

Kyle has been writing for MusicScribe since 2008. He is a gospel music soloist, occasional quartet singer, and church music director who pays way too much attention to recordings. He is an alumni of Stamps-Baxter School of Music and has shared the stage with artists such as Mercy's Mark, the Dove Brothers Band, and The Oak Ridge Boys. Visit his website at www.kyleboreing.com, or follow him on Twitter @kyleboreing.

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