#NewsNuggets: 2-8-16

#NewsNuggets: 2-8-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • The Bradys announced the group is retiring from traveling after a 26-year run.
  • Lee Black joined Daywind Music Publishing’s roster of songwriters.
  • Daywind announced a partnership with Syntax Creative, a company that specializes in the digital music marketplace.
  • The Ball Brothers announced the addition of 21-year-old bass singer Matt Davis. Davis replaces Jon Epley who joined the LeFevre Quartet last week.


  • Boyce Flener of the Crossmen Quartet passed away on Tuesday, February 2 after a bout with cancer.

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. 

  • mcbrayer

    February 12 – Jody McBrayer – Keep Breathing (CD)

  • joeyandroryhymns

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

  • cd00219

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

  • NcihQN4o

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

  • cover

    February 26 – Gaither Homecoming ICON (CD)

  • charles billingsley

    March 4 – Charles Billingsley – Right Here (CD)

  • taylors

    April 8 – The Taylors – Hope And Healing (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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  1. Reply February 08, 08:34 #1 Kyle Boreing

    Is it just me, or has the “Homecoming Friends” been adjusted slightly….

    • Reply February 08, 08:59 David Bruce Murray Author

      Yes. Most new “Homecoming” products begin as a DVD/CD combination with an hour or so on the CD and 90 minutes on the DVD.

      _Let The Glory Come Down_ is just an 11-song CD, so that’s not business as usual.

      People may not realize this, but the last typical Homecoming release came out in 2013. Everything since then has pretty much been ‘best of” and/or specialty products (Christmas, Spanish versions, etc.)

      • Reply February 09, 20:22 shanesparks1989

        This is the same as the “Let the Glory Come Down” collection Brentwood-Benson released last year. Seems that Gaither has been REALLY busy releasing choral collections. Let the Glory Come Down, The Church Triumphant (Praise Gathering), and Ready to Sing Homecoming. Of course as a choir director I’m not complaining. Of course I do wonder if they recorded the footage at Prestonwood. So maybe a DVD release will come later.

  2. Reply February 08, 09:33 #2 Steven

    Just looking at the cd cover pictures….are the taylors now a trio?

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