#NewsNuggets: 5-9-16

#NewsNuggets: 5-9-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Representatives from the office of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Dallas, Georgia, Mayor Boyd L. Austin Jr. announced that May 10 will be “The Nelons Day” in Dallas. May 10 is also the day the Nelons are set to be inducted into the Gospel Music Association’s national Hall Of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Stowtown Records announced they have inked a recording contract with The Little Roy & Lizzie Show. Their first CD on the Stowtown label is set for a July 1 release (see below).
  • WHQB 90.5 FM announced they are on the air and serving up Southern Gospel music to nine counties in upstate South Carolina. The station is part of the LifeFM Network.

In Case You Missed It

  • This video featuring 12-year-old Eli Shaw performing “I Know A Man Who Can” with Greater Vision at the Singing In The Sun event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 2 1/2 weeks ago has reportedly been viewed more than a million times. (Facebook currently shows more than 358,500 views and 8200 shares, but either way, that’s a lot for Southern Gospel.)


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. 

  • doug

    May 13 – Doug Anderson – The Only One (CD)

  • cover

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

  • mark lowry

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

  • cana

    May 27 – Cana’s Voice – This Changes Everything (CD)

  • cover

    June 17 – Ray Stevens – Just A Closer Walk With Thee (CD)

  • July 1 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 Songs 2016 (CD)
  • mckameys

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

  • June 10 – Blackwood Brothers – Classics: Volume 1 (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 09, 08:22 #1 nber

    I have a question. I had heard a while back that Roger Fortner was leaving the McKamey’s. I see he’s on the cover of their C-D to be released June 10. Has he decided to stay on?

    • Reply May 09, 09:22 Andrew S.

      Roger rejoined the group shortly after NQC last year. He was gone for only 2 months – maybe 6 weeks. Apparently, his plans didn’t work out. You can tell, though, that they’re glad to have him back.

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