#NewsNuggets: 10-3-16

#NewsNuggets: 10-3-16


Recent Happenings

  • The Hoppers and The Littles announced they will be doing a series of concerts together starting in 2017. These events will be billed as The Family Harmony Tour.
  • Singing News magazine announced the winners of their 2016 Fan Awards last Wednesday afternoon during the National Quartet Convention. Click HERE to view a complete list of winners.
  • At an award ceremony held last Monday in Nashville, Mark Lowry was named the 2016 recipient of ASCAP’s Golden Note Award.
  • The Anchormen announced the addition of 26-year-old lead vocalist Zach Cleghorn. Cleghorn replaces Phillip Hughes whose departure was made public in early September.
  • The LifeFM Network launched America’s first Southern Gospel FM High-Definition (HD) radio station, broadcasting in Muncie, Indiana on WLBC 104.1 FM HD-3. (HD radio features better quality audio than standard FM, but requires a special HD FM radio receiver.)
  • Lauren Talley raised more than $6000 for Veranda Ministries through her NQC Celebrity Dunk Challenge last Tuesday. The Veranda is an organization that assists families who have a loved one experiencing Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Click HERE to see photos from the event, and watch the video below for more details.

Thanks, everyone!

Posted by NQC Celebrity Dunk Tank Challenge on Wednesday, September 28, 2016


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.

  • October 7 – Brian Free & Assurance – Live At Daywind (CD/DVD)
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    October 7 – Jeff Collins – The Keys To Christmas (CD)

  • khs

    October 7 – Kingdom Heirs – Glory To God In The Highest (CD)

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    October 7 – The Goodmans – Live In Texas (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)

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    October 7 – The Collingsworth Family – The Best Of The Collingsworth Family, Volume 1 (CD)

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    October 7 – The Collingsworth Family – The Best Of The Collingsworth Family, Volume 2 (CD)

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    October 7 – Triumphant Quartet – He Is Christmas (CD)

  • October 14 – Wilburn & Wilburn – Live From The Smokys (DVD)
  • October 14 – Jim Brady Trio – Hits (format unknown)
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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)

  • kw-acoustic-christmas

    October 21 – Kevin Williams – Acoustic Christmas (CD)

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

  • jody mcbrayer

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

  • rambo

    November 4 – Rambo McGuire – Rambo Classics (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)

  • 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. Tony Watson
    Reply October 03, 09:44 #1 Tony Watson

    I guess Family Harmony Tour is a popular name. Taylors did this in 2016 with other family groups like Erwins, Mylon Hayes Family, Whisnants, etc.

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