#NewsNuggets: 4-3-17

I hope everyone enjoyed our “fake news” News Nuggets entry posted on April 1. I like to give credit where it’s due, so I’ll just mention that while my name was listed as the author of the article, several items were also provided by and/or suggested by MusicScribe’s own Kyle Boreing and occasional MusicScribe contributor Daniel Mount.

With silliness now behind us (for the moment), here are the real News Nuggets for the week of March 27-April 2:

Last Week’s Happenings

  • Southern Gospel Media announced they will be handling social media marketing and publicity for the Wilmington Celebration Choir of Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Bill & Gloria Gaither announced their Gaither specials will be returning to Dish Network on channel 277 effective April 1.
  • Chapel Valley Music announced a recording agreement with Chad Erickson of Maryville, TN. Chad’s music will be released on Chapel Valley’s Upper Room label.
  • The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) released figures last Thursday indicating the amount of revenue generated by streaming music in 2016 exceeded 50% of total music sales. For the first time in history, streaming sales account for more income than than all other forms of music sales (CDs, downloads, LPs, etc.) combined.

Prayer Request

  • Please remember Dixie Melody Boys lead singer Josh Garner in your prayers. He announced doctors have discovered a nodule on one of his vocal cords which will prevent him from singing for an unknown period of time. Keep the group in your prayers as well.

Upcoming Music Reviews

  • Check back on Friday, April 7 for our review of Triumphant’s Thankful CD.

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.

  • 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 (7-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)

  • May 19 – Favorite Performances From The Statler Brothers TV Show: Flowers On The Wall (DVD)

  • May 19 – Christopher Phillips – Piano Chill: Songs Of Faith (CD)

  • May 19 – Booth Brothers – Gospel Favorites Live (CD/DVD)

  • May 26 – Greater Vision – Title TBD (CD)
  • June 9 – The Perrys – Testament (CD)
  • June 16 – Sandi Patty – Forever Grateful: Live From The Farewell Tour (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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