#NewsNuggets: 2-13-17

#NewsNuggets: 2-13-17

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Daywind Music Publishing announced that songwriter Dianne Wilkinson has reached the milestone of writing 1,000 songs.
  • Joe and Bill Huffman announced a reunion for Mark V Studios in Greenville, SC will be held on June 6, 2017 at the Tremont Church of God fellowship hall, 2854 New Easley Highway, Greenville, SC. The reunion is for anyone who was associated with the studio. There will be no admission fee, but attendees are asked to R.S.V.P. on the Facebook group, Reunion for Mark Five Studios.
  • The Grammy awards were presented Sunday. Winners in Gospel categories include:
    Love Remains — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family (Contemporary Christian Music Album)
    Hymns — Joey + Rory (Roots Gospel Album)
    “God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Gospel Performance/Song)
    “Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters (Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song)
    Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin (Gospel Album)

Praise Report

  • High Road leader, Sarah Davison, is recovering after undergoing a medical procedure last week. A full recovery is expected.

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.

  • February 27 – Point Of Grace – Our Recollections (2 CD Set)

  • February 24 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Sweeter As The Days Go By (DVD/CD)

  • February 24 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Give The World A Smile (DVD/CD)

  • March 10 – Guy Penrod – Classics (CD)

  • March 10 – Joseph Habedank – Resurrection (CD)

  • March 24 – Selah – Unbreakable (CD)

  • March 24 – Stan Whitmire – We Give You Praise (CD)

  • March 24 – David Phelps – Hymnal (CD)

  • March 24 – Craig Duncan – Smoky Mountain Sixties (CD) (secular)

  • March ?? – Kingsmen Quartet – They Don’t Know (CD)
  • April 21 – Triumphant – Thankful (CD)

  • May 5 – The Little Roy And Lizzy Show – Going Home (CD)

  • May 5 – Southern Raised – Another World (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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