#NewsNuggets: 3-14-16

#NewsNuggets: 3-14-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Banner Music announced the addition of singer/songwriter Jerry Salley to their creative family. Salley’s songs have been recorded by major Pop and Country music artists as well as Southern Gospel groups.
  • The Gospel Music Association Foundation announced its 2016 Hall Of Fame inductees will include Hezekiah Walker, Howard Rachinski, The Nelons and Russ Taff. Catherine Brewton for Hope for Harvest, Jars of Clay for Blood:Water Mission, and Michael W. Smith for Rocketown and the Gospel Music Trust Fund will also be recognized for their impact on our culture beyond music at the event, to be held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Tuesday, May 10.


  • Former Melody Masters and Pine Ridge Boys lead singer Miles Cooper passed away last Tuesday after injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Memorial services were held last Friday in Maiden, North Carolina and Saturday in Forest City, North Carolina.

Prayer Requests

  • Please say a prayer for Sonlite Records exec Chris White. Chris is scheduled to have open heart surgery this coming Thursday.
  • Inspirations pianist Martin Cook was discharged from the hospital last Thursday after having a pacemaker installed. Please pray for his continued recovery.
  • Please say a prayer for Blackwood Brothers lead singer Michael Helwig who was recently diagnosed with ALS.

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. 


    March 18 – Brian Free & Assurance – Live Like We’re Redeemed (CD)

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

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    March 18 – Down East Boys – Ransomed (CD)

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

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

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

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

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    May 6 – The Perrys – Sing: Highlights From The National Quartet Convention (DVD)

  • May 6 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – The Favorite Hymns Of Fanny Crosby (CD)
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    May 13 – Doug Anderson – The Only One (CD)

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    May 27 – Cana’s Voice – This Changes Everything (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. Reply March 14, 11:27 #1 Brandon

    Found this recent video of Jeremy Lile. Does anyone know if he’s going to start singing again? http://youtu.be/U69dZMaWXeA

  2. Reply March 15, 22:22 #2 volscot

    Here’s another video from the Crystal River reunion featuring Jeremy on “The Plan of Salvation”.

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