#NewsNuggets: 1-18-16

#NewsNuggets: 1-18-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Allison Speer signed a booking agreement with Adoration Agency.
  • Chapel Valley announced the addition of Ann Downing and 4 One Quartet to their roster of recording artists.
  • The Southern Gospel Music Association announced that Richard Hyssong of The Hyssongs has joined the organization’s board of directors.
  • Daywind Music Publishing announced the addition of worship leader Brandon Sharp to their team of songwriters.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for the recovery of Carolyn Reese, wife of Kingsmen bass singer Ray Dean Reese, who suffered a fall at her home last week.
  • Please pray for the continued recovery of Joey Lane, son of Back Home’s Jimmy Lane, who currently in the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Hospital.


  • Former Harmoneers, Prophets and Imperials pianist and long-time BMI executive, Joe Moscheo, passed away on Monday, January 11.

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. 

  • Guy Penrod Live

    January 29 – Guy Penrod – Live: Hymns & Worship (DVD/CD)

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    January 29 – Michael English – Live At Daywind Studios (DVD/CD)

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    February 12 – Joey+Rory – Hymns (DVD/CD)

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    February 26 – Karen Peck & New River – 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (CD) (not final cover)

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    February 26 – Greater Vision – 25: Silver Edition (2 CD set)

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    February 26 – Gaither Homecoming ICON (CD)

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    March 4 – Charles Billingsley – Right Here (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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