#NewsNuggets: 8-15-16

#NewsNuggets: 8-15-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Bass singer Ian Owens announced he will be leaving Soul’d Out Quartet at the end of November. He intends to pursue a college degree in Christian counseling and family therapy starting next year.
  • Mack Rogers (brother of Brian Free & Assurance baritone Mike Rogers) has joined the Nashville based trio Adam’s Call.
  • UPDATED: Baritone/pianist Aaron Dishman has left the Dixie Melody Boys after a four-year tenure. Auditions for the baritone position begin today, August 15. Applicants may contact the Dixie Melody Boys at 850-529-0790, dxmldybys@aol.com, or via the Dixie Melody Boys Facebook page. Dishman is joining Triumphant Quartet to play piano.
  • BREAKING: The Kingdom Heirs announced this morning that Brian Alvey has resigned. Andy Stringfield will begin singing baritone again. No auditions will be held at this time.

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.

  • aaron and amanda

    August 26 – Aaron & Amanda Crabb – Restore (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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    September 2 – The Isaacs – Nature’s Symphony In 432: A Journey From Pain To Praise (CD)

  • joylandercov3c

    September 2 – The Joylanders – Parables (CD)

  • CarBoysCov3B

    September 9 – The Carolina Boys Quartet – Faith In A Great God (CD)

  • September 20 – To Joey, With Love: A Story Of Life, Love & Hope That Never Dies (in movie theaters one night only)
  • September 23 - Bradley Walker - Call Me Old Fashioned (CD)

    September 23 – Bradley Walker – Call Me Old-Fashioned (CD/DVD)

  • September 30 - Hoppers - Life Is Good (CD)

    September 30 – Hoppers – Life Is Good (CD)

  • October 7 - Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Gaither Homecoming Christmas (CD)

    October 7 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends
    – Gaither Homecoming Christmas (CD)

  • cover

    October 21 – The Oak Ridge Boys – Celebrate Christmas (CD)

  • homecoming2017

    October 21 – Various Artists – Bill Gaither’s Best Of Homecoming 2017 (CD)

  • kw-acoustic-christmas

    October 21 – Kevin Williams – Acoustic Christmas (CD)

  • cover (2)

    October 21 – Canton Junction – A Canton Christmas (CD)

  • goodman revival still happy

    February 24 – Goodman Revival – Still Happy (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 August 15, 14:59 #1 LeviSJ

    Wow. Looks like the September personnel changes are coming early this year.

  2. Reply August 15, 15:17 #2 Darrell

    I was able to hear the Dixie Melody Boys several times when Aaron was with them. Great young man. I wonder if Triumphant will give him a chance to sing any songs with them. He obviously will have a much greater opportunity to play the piano/keyboard with Triumphant, since that is why they are hiring him. When I saw him with the DMB he played maybe 2 songs the entire program.

    • Reply August 15, 15:51 Kyle Boreing

      That’s the second vocalist to transition into pianist in the last year. Tyler Vestal was a vocalist with Beyond The Ashes before Ernie hired him on piano.

      • Reply August 15, 21:25 Darrell

        Then you have someone like an Andy Stringfield who plays piano, but can pinch hit as a vocalist when needed. Which is what he will be doing again. I’d say a guy like that is a valuable asset to a gospel group.

  3. Reply August 24, 00:35 #3 David

    Tribute Quartet has a CD coming out in September.

    • Reply August 24, 09:02 David Bruce Murray Author

      I saw that a couple of days ago, but I need a specific release date in order to list it here.

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