#NewsNuggets: 4-18-16

#NewsNuggets: 4-18-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Daywind Records announced the launch of a new label, Daywind Roots. This label will specialize in classic Christian, Gospel and Country groups like Shenandoah whose first gospel project, Good News Travels Fast, will be the label’s debut release.
  • The Lesters announced their new all-family lineup includes veterans Brian Lester and Jonathan Lester with newcomer Bailee Lester (Jonathan’s wife of four years). The Lesters are currently working on a new CD.
  • Chapel Valley Music Group recently added the Anchormen to their roster of artists. A new CD by the Anchormen is in the making.
  • Ivan Parker has signed a recording agreement with Difference Media. Parker’s new CD for the label is being produced by his former Gold City bandmate Garry Jones.
  • Absolutely Gospel presented their annual music awards last Tuesday. Click HERE to view a complete list of winners.
  • The Talleys released a short film featuring their current single, “The People In The Line.”


  • Songwriter Tina Sadler-Stark and two-time Dove Award winner (“God Is Good All The Time” in 2001 and “He’s Watching Me” in 2002) passed away last Tuesday at her home in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. A memorial service was held in Poplar Bluff on Friday.

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 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)

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    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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    June 17 – Ray Stevens – Just A Closer Walk With Thee (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 April 18, 11:08 #1 Darrell

    So Matt Felts moves on again…… I wonder where he will land this time. Maybe as a soloist?

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