#NewsNuggets: 5-16-16

#NewsNuggets: 5-16-16

3429263400000578-0-image-a-2_1463237344793Last Week’s Happenings

  • A photo of Lincoln Ball (son of the Ball Brothers’ Daniel Ball) went viral last week. He had been told he could use an iPad to find YouTube videos to train his new puppy. Lincoln decided to just show the training videos directly to his puppy, who seems interested! As of Saturday, the photo had more than 17,000 comments, 172,000 shares and 245,000 likes on Facebook. Click HERE to read an article published by the UK’s Daily Mail. Click HERE to read an article published by Good Morning America.
  • Daniel Mount announced a new book titled Southern GOSPEL Journal: An Anthology. It features 50 articles that were first published on his website between 2006 and 2014.
  • April Potter announced she is relaunching the April Potter Agency. She will be handling booking arrangements for her first two clients, Gold City and the Freemans, as well as other artists to be announced in the future.
  • Singing News announced the finalists for the 2016 Fan Awards. Click HERE to view the complete list. Winners will be announced on the afternoon of September 28 at the National Quartet Convention.
  • Butler Music Group announced a management agreement with male trio Three Bridges.
  • Chapel Valley announced the addition of Kathryn Fergerson to its family of artists. Kathryn is from Osceola, Missouri.

Happening As You Are Reading This

  • In April, Donald James Parker announced he had cast Kelly Nelon Clark to star in the leading role of an independent Christian film titled Old Rugged Cross. Filming starts today.

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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    May 20 – Various Artists – 30 Favorite Piano Hymns (CD)

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    May 20 – Mark Lowry – Dogs Go To Heaven (CD/DVD)

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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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    June 10 – The McKameys – Something Worth Saving (CD)

  • June 10 – Blackwood Brothers – Classics: Volume 1 (CD)
  • July 1 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 Songs 2016 (CD)
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    July 1 – The Little Roy And Lizzy Show – Good Time Down Home (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. anthony
    Reply May 16, 14:20 #1 anthony

    Heard the Kingsmen hired a new tenor. Any confirmation on that?

  2. Stephen
    Reply May 16, 14:54 #2 Stephen

    According to their Facebook page, Shawn Rupert has left Barry Rowland & Deliverance. He is replaced by Matthew Burgess from Hattiesburg, MS.

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