#NewsNuggets: 3-21-16

#NewsNuggets: 3-21-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Abraham Productions announced the availability of a free smartphone app for their Singing In The Sun event in April. App users will be able to receive schedule reminders throughout the event.
  • Singing News announced the Top Ten nominees for the 2016 Fan Awards. Click HERE to view the complete list.
  • The Jim Brady Trio announced that Tim Parton is leaving the group. Former Legacy Five tenor Gus Gaches will fill the position until a permanent replacement is hired.
  • The Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) announced last Thursday that ballots have been mailed for members to make nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2016. If you aren’t a member of the SGMA, click HERE to join for one year, two years, or for the remainder of your lifetime.

Prayer Requests

  • Smoky Mountain Reunion and former Inspirations tenor, Archie Watkins, suffered a heart attack last Wednesday. A subsequent heart cath revealed some blockage. According to the latest report available as we prepared this edition of News Nuggets, Archie will most likely have open heart surgery sometime today.
  • Please pray for Naomi Sego Reader who suffered a fall last Monday.
  • Please continue to pray for Sonlite Records executive Chris White who is recovering from open heart surgery.

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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    April 5 – Chonda Pierce – Laughing In The Dark (Bible study 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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    April 22 – Shenandoah – Good News Travels Fast (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 20 – Various Artists – 30 Favorite Piano Hymns (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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