#NewsNuggets: 12-5-16

#NewsNuggets: 12-5-16

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Three former members of Poet Voices (Phil Cross, Howard Stewart, and Philip Hare) and Jump Keys announced they have formed a new music group called Highland Park. Rather than relaunch the Poet Voices brand, Cross explained this new name reflects their intention to do “something different musically as a band with live instruments.”
  • Soul’d Out Quartet announced their new lead singer will be Jason McAtee of St. Louis, Missouri. McAtee replaces Bryan Hutson.
  • Soul’d Out Quartet announced they are expanding to include a 4-piece band in 2017. Band members have not yet been named.
  • Johnny Minick announced the launch of a new ROKU channel, TOP (Trustworthy Online Programming). The new channel will feature classic television shows like Bonanza, The Dick Van Dyke Show, & The Lucy Show.
  • Exodus of Gadsden, Alabama recently announced the addition of Cole Watson to their ministry.
  • MusicScribe announced a Christmas Giveaway consisting of six CDs and one DVD. The entry deadline is December 11. Click HERE for details on how to enter and possibly win!

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for the people of Gatlinburg, Tennessee who recently lost family members and property to fire. Financial contributions to assist displaced families may be made to the Dollywood Foundation, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 or online at dollywoodfoundation.org.

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 large online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.


  • December 18 - Hillary Scott & The Scott Family - Love Remains (LP)

    December 18 – Hillary Scott & The Scott Family – Love Remains (LP)


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    December 20 – Joey + Rory – To Joey With Love (DVD)


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    January 20 – The Collingsworth Family Presents Brooklyn & Courtney (CD)


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    January 27 – The Guardians – Lift Him Up (CD)


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    January 27 – Zach Williams – Chain Breaker (CD)


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    February 24 – Goodman Revival – Still Happy (CD)


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    February 10 – Lauren Talley – The Gospel (CD)


  • February 24 – Gaither Homecoming Series – Title(s) TBA (DVD/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. Darrell
    Reply December 05, 15:29 #1 Darrell

    Good news about Soul’d Out getting a live band. I’m guessing 4 piece would include keyboard, drums, bass and lead guitar? Which brings up the question: how many quartets on the road today use at least 4 instruments? I can’t think of hardly any right now. And I am not counting groups like the Primitives. I’m talking regular 4 part male quartets. I saw Ernie Haase & SS over the weekend. Even he only has keyboard and bass. And the reigning “Band of the Year” (Kingdom Heirs) only utilize keyboard, bass and drums.

  2. Jeff
    Reply December 05, 20:06 #2 Jeff

    It probably won’t last long. You can’t feed people with that many in a group in today’s offerings.

    • Darrell
      Reply December 07, 10:50 Darrell

      I was kind of thinking the same thing. Maybe the band members will only be with the group on a part time basis and hold down other jobs on the side. It is really sad nowadays to see so many groups going the way of soundtracks.

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