#NewsNuggets: 8-8-16

#NewsNuggets: 8-8-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Freedom Quartet announced the addition of Scott Mullins. Mullins will sing baritone, filling the vacancy left by the departure of Preston Garner.
  • Chapel Valley added soloist Shane Mathis to its family of artists.
  • Dollywood announced they’ll be conducting auditions for children between the ages of 8 and 12 for seasonal shows titled O’ Holy Night, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Christmas in the Smokies on August 27, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Connor-Short Center on the Sevierville campus of Walters State Community College.
  • The Griffith Family announced that Jenny McAlister has joined the group.

Prayer Requests

  • Singer/songwriter David Ponder (Ponder, Sykes, & Wright) had a heart transplant last Friday. Please pray for Ponder as he recovers from surgery.


  • Musician, songwriter, Classics Quartet owner, National Recording Corporation owner, recording studio owner, and producer Johnny Carter passed away on Tuesday, July 26. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 30 in Rome, Georgia.

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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    August 12 – The Nelons – Stronger Together (CD)

  • cd04405

    August 12 – The Nelons – Family Harmony (CD)

  • 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)

  • 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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