#NewsNuggets: 8-25-17

#NewsNuggets: 8-25-17

Recent Happenings

  • The former Joylanders announced they have changed the name of their group to Endless Highway. Greg Bentley at Skyland Records/Crossroads said the name change “better reflects the current and future direction of this wonderful family.”
  • The Gaither Vocal Band released a music video on Facebook for their new song, “Hallelujah Band.” This is the first release to include newest member, Reggie Smith.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for concert promoter Norm Basden of Oneonta, Alabama, who lost consciousness while driving on August 17. This led to a collision with an 18 wheeler, then, after being transported to a local hospital, he suffered a major stroke.
  • Please pray for former SGPA President and Southmen owner, Jim Hefner. He was admitted to a Birmingham hospital recently where he received two stents. More stents will be required soon.

Trivia Nugget

  • Even though the hymnbook selling heyday was over and fans were much more interested in purchasing recorded music on long-play record format, the  Stamps-Baxter Quartet of Dallas continued to operate until 1975.

Releasing Today

  • August 25 – Goodman Revival – Still Happy (CD)

  • August 25 – Various Artists – 30 Favorite Bluegrass Instrumentals (CD)

  • August 25 – Gold City – The Daywind Years: A Collection Of Hits From 1997-2001


One We Missed That Released August 18!

  • August 18 – The Freemans – Power Of Song


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.

  • September 1 – Mark Trammell Quartet – Great Moments (CD)
  • September 8 – Cathedrals – Radio Days (CD reissue)

  • September 8 – Cathedrals – Alive! Deep In The Heart Of Texas (DVD reissue)

  • September 15 – Collingsworth Family – That Day Is Coming (DVD)

  • September 15 – Michael English – Love Is The Golden Rule (CD)

  • September 22 – Craig Duncan – A Thankful Heart (CD)

  • September 29 – Tim Lovelace – Living In A Coffee World (DVD/CD)

  • September 29 – A Question Of Faith (film featuring Jaci Velasquez and Amber Nelon Thompson)

  • September 29 – Kingdom Heirs – The Last Big Thing (CD)

  • September 29 – Jay Stone Singers – Come Thirsty (CD)

  • September 29 – Brian Free & Assurance – Beyond Amazed – (CD)
  • October 3 – Chonda Pierce – Enough (DVD)
  • October 6 – Bradley Walker – Blessed: Hymns And Songs Of Faith (CD/DVD)

  • October 6 – Alan Jackson – Let It Be Christmas (CD)

  • October 6 – Various – Country Faith Hymns (Vol 2) (CD)
  • October 6 – Various – Best Christmas Songs Ever (CD)
  • October 13 – Gaither Vocal Band – We Have This Moment (CD)

  • October 13 – Jonathan Wilburn – God & Country (CD)
  • October 20 – The Perrys – A Very Perry Christmas (CD)

  • October 20 – Doug Anderson – Back Porch Christmas (CD)

  • October 20 – Tribute Quartet – Quartet Tribute (CD)
  • October 27 – Various – Daywind 30 (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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