#NewsNuggets: 10-17-16

#NewsNuggets: 10-17-16

Recent Happenings

  • The 47th Annual Dove Awards were presented last Tuesday and televised yesterday. Winners in Southern Gospel and related categories include:
    Karen Peck & New River (Southern Gospel Artist)
    “I Am Blessed” (Southern Gospel Recorded Song/Karen Peck & New River/Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren)
    “Life’s Railway To Heaven” (Bluegrass Recorded Song/Jimmy Fortune with the Oak Ridge Boys/Eliza R. Snow, M.E. Abbey)
    “Small Town Someone (Lunch)” (Country Recorded Song/Jeff & Sheri Easter/Sheri Easter, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox)
    Still (Southern Gospel Album/Booth Brothers/Jason Webb, Lari Goss, Ronnie Booth, Michael Booth, Jim Brady)
    Small Town: Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Marriage (Bluegrass/Country Album/Jeff & Sheri Easter/Madison Easter, Greg Cole, Jeff & Sheri Easter)
    That’s Where The Story Begins (Musical//Dave Clark, Gerald Crabb, Mike Harland); Southern Gospel Songs: 10 New, Emerging and Classic Hits for Southern Gospel Choir (Choral Collection/Marty Hamby)
    Hymns That Are Important To Us (Long Form Video/Joey + Rory/Daniel Grace/Aaron Carnahan, Joel McAfee, Bill Gaither)
    Click HERE to view the complete list of winners.
  • Alabama based Perkins Revival announced the addition of baritone David Riley (Tim Riley’s nephew). Riley replaces Trey Marr.
  • Chapel Valley announced the addition of the Allen Family to their Inspire record label.

And One More From The Week Before Last

  • Squire Parsons was honored with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine on Wednesday, October 5 at a ceremony in Asheville, NC. This award is presented by the office of North Carolina’s governor for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and the community, that is above and beyond the call of duty.

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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    October 21 – Amy Grant – Tennessee Christmas (CD)

  • October 21 - Ron Block & Jeff Taylor - Trouble Go Down (CD)

    October 21 – Ron Block & Jeff Taylor – Trouble Go Down (CD)

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

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    October 21 – Various Artists – Circuit Rider (CD/DVD)

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

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    October 21 – Kevin Williams – Acoustic Christmas (CD)

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

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    October 21 – Jody McBrayer – It Must Be Christmas (CD)

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    November 4 – Rambo McGuire – Rambo Classics (CD)

  • November 11 - Legacy Five - In The Hands Of A Carpenter (CD)

    November 11 – Legacy Five – In The Hands Of A Carpenter (CD)

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    November 11 – Various Artists – To Joey With Love (Movie Soundtrack CD)

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    November 18 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends Gospel Pioneer Reunion (CD/DVD)

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    November 18 – Amy Grant – Tennessee Christmas (LP)

  • November 18 – Various Artists – Country Faith (Hits) 2.0 (CD)
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    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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