#NewsNuggets: 6-27-16

#NewsNuggets: 6-27-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • BMI honored Christian music (all genres) at their 2016 awards ceremony last Tuesday. Several songs from Southern Gospel and/or written by songwriters Southern Gospel fans should recognize were among those honored including: “Because He Lives (Amen)” (recorded by Matt Maher, written by Ed Cash, Bill Gaither, Gloria Gaither, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin); “Everybody’s Going Through Something” (recorded by Karen Peck & New River, written by Karen Peck & Kenna West); “Glorybound” (recorded by The Whisnants, written by Monty Allen & Robert Arthur); “Joys Of Heaven” (Dianne Wilkinson); “Love Them To Jesus” (recorded by The Old Paths, written by Rodney Birch); and “Oh Yes I Am” (recorded by the Kingsmen Quartet, written by Regina Walden).
  • The same event included a special tribute to former Imperials pianist and Gospel Music Association president, Joe Moscheo, who spent 16 years of his career working for BMI.
  • Daywind announced they have added Tim Lovelace to their roster of songwriters.
  • Former NQC talent show winner and American Idol contestant, Victoria Huggins, took the third runner up position in the Miss North Carolina pageant last week.
  • The 1990s version of the Singing Americans reunited for a special concert on Saturday in Inman, South Carolina.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for Margo Smith who is recovering from a severe case of pneumonia.


  • Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley passed away last Thursday at the age of 89. Several of his songs have been recorded by Southern Gospel artists over the years including “Two Coats” (Crabb Family, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, etc.)

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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    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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    July 8 – Anne Murray – Amazing Grace: Inspirational Favorites And Classic Hymns (CD)

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    July 8 – Sunday Drive – Special Edition (CD)

  • July 29 – Ivan Parker – Dancing In The Rain (CD)
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    August 12 – Aaron & Amanda Crabb – Restore (CD)

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    August 12 – Goodman Revival – Still Happy (CD)

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    August 26 – The Goodmans – Live In Texas (CD) (reissue of 2007 release with new cover art)

  • August 26 – Gaither Vocal Band – Better Together (CD)

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    September 2 – The Erwins – Only Faith Can See (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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