#NewsNuggets: 2-22-16

#NewsNuggets: 2-22-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • The Fairfield Four won a Grammy in the Best Roots Gospel Album category for Still Rockin’ My Soul. Karen Peck & New River’s Pray Now and Point Of Grace’s Directions Home: Songs We Love, Songs You Know were also nominated in this category.
  • Tobymac won a Grammy in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for This Is Not A Test. Jason Crabb’s Whatever The Road, Lauren Daigle’s How Can It Be, Matt Maher’s Saints And Sinners, and Chris Tomlin’s Love Ran Red were also nominated in this category.
  • Other 2016 Grammy winners in Christian and Gospel categories include Israel & Newbreed in the Best Gospel Album category for Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe); Kirk Franklin in the Best Gospel Performance/Song category for “Wanna Be Happy?”; and Francesca Battistelli in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category for “Holy Spirit.”


  • Former Naomi & The Segos member and radio DJ Scott Spangler passed away last week. His memorial service will be held today in Bristol, Tennessee.
  • Buck Rambo passed away yesterday in Florida. Funeral arrangements will be announced soon by Williamson Memorial Home in Franklin Tennessee.

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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    February 26 – Karen Peck & New River – 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (CD)

  • NcihQN4o

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

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    February 26 – Gaither Homecoming ICON (CD)

  • charles billingsley

    March 4 – Charles Billingsley – Right Here (CD)

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    April 5 – Chonda Pierce – Laughing In The Dark (book/movie)

  • taylors

    April 8 – The Taylors – Hope And Healing (CD)


    March 15 – Brian Free & Assurance – Live Like We’re Redeemed (CD)

  • the-light-CD-300x298

    March 18 – Barry Rowland & Deliverance – The Light (CD)

  • DownEastBoysRansomedBigCov

    March 18 – Down East Boys – Ransomed (CD)

  • gaither

    April 22 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Let The Glory Come Down (CD)

  • mark lowry

    May 6 – Mark Lowry – Dogs Go To Heaven (CD/DVD)

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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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