#NewsNuggets: 9-22-17

#NewsNuggets: 9-22-17

Gospel Happenings

  • Arizona-based baseball bat company Smacker Bats recently partnered with Southern Gospel artist Matt Felts to release the “Matt Felts Signature Series” bat with Felts’ signature and logo on the barrel. In addition to his solo music career and duties as General Manager of Butler Music Group, the former college and professional baseball player continues to pursue his other passion in a traveling vintage baseball league.
  • Karen Peck & New River, Highroad, The Talleys, and former The Voice contestant Emily Ann Roberts kick off a new tour called The Gospel Through Girls and Guitars tonight in Roopville, GA. They’ll be hitting Greenwood, SC; Hendersonville, NC; Yadkinville, NC; Corryton, TN; Bennett, NC; and other cities in the months ahead.
  • The Mayberry Days festival is wrapping up this week in Mount Airy, North Carolina. The Easter Brothers and Jeff & Sheri Easter will perform tomorrow night as part of the festivities.
  • The Griffiths have signed on with NewDay Records, a division of Daywind. Look for a new recording from this partnership in early 2018.

Releasing Today

  • September 22 – Craig Duncan – A Thankful Heart (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.

  • 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 6 – Bradley Walker – Blessed: Hymns And Songs Of Faith (CD/DVD)

  • October 13 – Gaither Vocal Band – We Have This Moment (CD)

  • October 13 – Jonathan Wilburn – Tell Me The Story (CD)
  • October 20 – Alan Jackson – Let It Be Christmas (CD)

  • October 20 – Various Artists – Bill Gaither’s Best Of Homecoming 2018 (CD)

  • October 20 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – Sing It Again: A Collection Of Favorites (CD)

  • October 20 – The Perrys – A Very Perry Christmas (CD)

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

  • October 20 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Hymns In The Heartland (double CD)

  • October 20 – Charlie McCoy – Classic Country Christmas: Instrumental Holiday Standards Featuring Harmonica (CD)

  • October 20 – Tribute Quartet – Quartet Tribute (CD)
  • October 27 – Various – Daywind 30 (CD)
  • October 27 – The Piano Guys – Christmas Together (CD)

  • November 3 – Zach Williams – Chain Breaker: Deluxe Edition (CD)

  • November 3 – Various Artists – Hope: Songs Of Encouragement & Inspiration (CD) (features Doug Anderson, TaRanda Greene, Janet Paschal, Jody McBrayer, The Browns, Lillie Knauls, The Taylors, Beyond The Ashes, and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)

  • November 10 – 11th Hour – Silence The Stones (CD)

  • December 1 – Chonda Pierce – Enough (DVD)

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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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