#NewsNuggets: 7-4-16

#NewsNuggets: 7-4-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Daywind Records announced they have added The Second Half Quartet (Gerald Wolfe, Rodney Griffin, & Chris Allman) plus Mark Trammell and Pat Barker) to their roster of artists. Mass distribution of the group’s new CD (Refreshing) starts on July 22.
  • The Music City Show announced that Chris Golden, Marshal Pugh, Daryl Williams, and Jim Sheldon will collectively represent the show on the road. This new group will be called The Music City Show Quartet.
  • StowTown Records announced that Rambo McGuire has joined their label. This family group consists of Dony McGuire, his wife Reba Rambo-McGuire, and their daughter Destiny Rambo-McGuire.
  • Triumphant Quartet announced they are compiling a cookbook. Fans may submit their favorite recipes by email to: triumphantquartet@hotmail.com.


  • Early last week, the Southern Gospel community learned of the passing of Steve French, who died unexpectedly on June 22, 2016. French was the co-owner, baritone and emcee for the Kingdom Heirs from the time the group began in 1981 until 2014.

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.

  • anne murray

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

  • sundaydrive2016specialeditionmax

    July 8 – Sunday Drive – Special Edition (CD)

  • Blackwood Brothers - MCS Best of

    July 15 – Blackwood Brothers – Music City Show Best Of The Blackwood Brothers (DVD)

  • Second Half Quartet -Refreshing

    July 22 – The Second Half Quartet – Refreshing (CD)

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    July 29 – Ivan Parker – Dancing In The Rain (CD)

  • aaron and amanda

    August 12 – Aaron & Amanda Crabb – Restore (CD)

  • goodman revival still happy

    August 12 – Goodman Revival – Still Happy (CD)

  • goodmans

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

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

  • erwins

    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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