#NewsNuggets: 10-5-15

#NewsNuggets: 10-5-15

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Thousands of fans, artists and industry leaders gathered last week for the National Quartet Convention, the event’s second year in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
  • Speaking of the National Quartet Convention, country music star Larry Gatlin made a surprise appearance on a Wednesday afternoon showcase. In addition to performing his own music, Gatlin accompanied South Carolina trio Eighth Day on guitar after the CD they had brought to use for accompaniment malfunctioned.
  • Oklahoma-based Masters Voice reached a long-term, exclusive agreement with Sonlite Records.
  • Kim Collingsworth’s DVD/CD project Majestic, produced by Kimberly White, received a 2015 Telly Award.
  • In the wake of the success of his Facebook videos with Aaron Gray, baritone Josh Arnett resigned from MARK209 to pursue a career with The Singing Contractors. MARK209 announced they are accepting applications for a new baritone singer. Interested applicants should email a demo, resume and photo to baritone@mark209.com.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for the family of Faye Speer.

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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    October 9 – Michael English – Worship

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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)

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    October 9 – Various Artists – Blessed Assurance: The New Hymns Of Fanny Crosby (CD)

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    October 16 – Gordon Mote – Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration

  • October 23 – Jimmy Fortune – Hits & Hymns (CD/DVD)

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    October 23 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Bill Gaither’s 80 All-Time Favorite Homecoming Songs And Performances (DVD)

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

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    November 6 – Taranda – Spirit Of Christmas (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 SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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  1. yankeegospelgirl
    Reply October 05, 20:26 #1 yankeegospelgirl

    I’m so pumped for the release of this new Fanny Crosby CD. Definitely getting it if I’m impressed by enough samples.




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    • Chris Unthank
      Reply October 06, 10:25 Chris Unthank

      I’m very intrigued by it as well. Anything that has Michael Farren’s hands in it is bound to be good. I received a review copy of it last week but haven’t had a chance to listen yet.




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