#NewsNuggets: 5-2-16

#NewsNuggets: 5-2-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Gold City lead singer Chip Pullen submitted his resignation. He has taken a job with a lawn care company. He expects to finish his education and have more opportunities to preach.
  • Ernie Haase was recognized as a Castle High School Legend. Haase’s high school is located in Newburgh, Indiana.
  • Meanwhile, over in Orleans, Indiana at the Dogwood Festival, Mayor Robert Henderson presented Tim Lovelace with the key to the city. (Upon receiving the key, Lovelace reportedly attempted to crank the city and drive it around.)
  • The Gospel Music Association Foundation announced performers for the annual GMA Honors celebration will include Amy Grant, Donald Lawrence, Donnie McClurkin, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Jason Crabb, JJ Hairston, Jordan Smith, Michael English, Richard Smallwood, Selah, Travis Cottrell, Tye Tribbett and Hillary Scott. Eddie DeGarmo and Bill Gaither will also make special appearances. The event happens on Tuesday, May 10, at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

Prayer Request

  • Please keep former Ponder, Sykes & Wright member David Ponder in your prayers as he recovers from a heart cath at Sharp Memorial in San Diego, California.

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 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)

  • July 1 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 Songs 2016 (CD)
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    June 10 – The McKameys – Something Worth Saving (CD)

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    July 7 – 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. Reply May 02, 12:02 #1 Darrell

    Just when I thought Gold City had a solid lineup going, BOOM! Wrong! I wonder who the last line up for them was to cut 2 albums. Seems like every one they put out recently has different members.

    • Reply May 02, 13:08 Cody

      I believe the last line-up to record more than 1 album together was the Parrack, Wilburn, Riley & Riley line-up. They did Walk The Talk & Camp Meetin’.

    • Reply May 02, 13:25 bravesfan513

      The last vocal lineup to cut multiple albums was Parrack/Wilburn/Riley/Riley, 2002-2003 (Camp Meetin’, Walk the Talk, Gold City Christmas). Before that, Parrack/Wilburn/Trammell/Riley were together for 5-6 years.

      • Reply May 02, 16:49 Darrell

        I almost forgot about this lineup. I would have said the Parrack, Wilburn, Trammell & Riley lineup was the last one to have more than one album to their name. Looks like Gold City Christmas was released in 2003. So it’s been going on 13 years of constantly changing lineups. Sad. One side note about the Ladd, Wilburn, Riley and Lawrence lineup. They only recorded the Heaven album. However, they did do a live DVD of the songs from the First Class album, which was recorded with the lineup of Ladd, Wilburn, Riley & Riley. So that almost counts as two albums. :-)

        • Reply May 03, 09:13 Kyle Boreing

          To be fair, a couple of those line-ups DID record multiple albums, but they were released with new vocalists after the fact. In fact, “Moment of Truth” would’ve made two albums for Ladd/Wilburn/Riley/McCune, but Jonathan left and Bruce recut his vocals. The Cobb/Taliaferro/Riley/Riley lineup cut “Collection of Favorites” and “Somebody’s Coming” before both Cobb and Taliaferro were let go, but only the Collection was released before the departures, and the latter was recut multiple times before it ever saw a release, a whole year after it was originally scheduled.

          I wonder if Danny will pull that “Authentic” CD they just finished for a bit until a new lead is hired and the vocals can be redone, since it was finally put on the table just weeks before Chip resigned….

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