#NewsNuggets: 3-13-17

Last Week’s Happenings

  • The Bates Family announced they have reached a booking agreement with A to Z Entertainment.
  • Singing News announced they will reveal the top ten nominees in each of their Fan Awards categories on Singing News Radio next Monday at 2:00 PM (CDT). Danny Jones and Wayne Haun will host the show with guest co-hosts Kenna Turner West, Josh Singletary, Ivan Parker, and Scotty Inman.
  • AbsolutelyGospel.com announced the hosts for the upcoming Absolutely Gospel Music Awards Celebration are Lauren Talley and Riley Harrison Clark.

Prayer Request

  • Eli Fortner has requested prayer for his health. He will be having some tests this week.

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.

  • March 21 – Chonda Pierce, Bone Hampton, Sandi Joy, Cleto Rodriguez & Nazareth – Stand-Up For Families (DVD)

  • March 21 – Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing in Texas at Mims Baptist Church (CD/DVD)

  • March 24 – Brian Free – Signature Ballads (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)

  • April 7 – Joey Feek – If Not For You (Zinepak/CD)

  • April 7 – Elvis Presley – Crying In The Chapel (CD)

  • April 14 – Barry Rowland & Deliverance – It Is Time (CD)

  • April 14 – The Kingsmen – They Don’t Know (CD) (Soundcloud Teaser)

  • April 21 – Triumphant – Thankful (CD)

  • April 21 – Jimmy Fortune – Sings The Classics (CD)

  • April 21 – Reba McEntire – Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith And Hope (LP)

  • April 21 – The Statler Brothers – The Best Of The Statler Brothers TV Shows: Season One (DVD Box Set)

  • April 25 – Chonda Pierce – Enough (In Theaters)

  • 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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