#NewsNuggets: 10-13-17

#NewsNuggets: 10-13-17

Gospel Happenings

  • Son Sound Music Group announced a new partnership with Larry Stewart and the Pine Ridge Boys. Their next CD, currently in development, is being produced by Scott Whitener.
  • New Day Records announced they will be distributing the next CD by the LeFevre Quartet in 2018.
  • Johnny Minick & The Stewart Brothers signed a recording agreement with Spring Hill Records (Gaither Music Group).
  • The Last Big Thing by the Kingdom Heirs debuted at the number one position on Billboard’s Southern Gospel Album Chart and at number eight on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian chart released on October 10.
  • The Gospel Music Association (GMA) announced Southern Gospel soloist Joseph Habedank will be one of the performers at the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards alongside artists including Casting Crowns, Erica Campbell, Hezekiah Walker, and others. Habedank will be performing a song with Country music legend Reba McEntire. 
  • Greenville, South Carolina’s The LifeFM Network was selected to receive the 2017 Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Radio Impact Award from the Gospel Music Association. The 48th Annual Dove Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Sherry Anne released a concept video for her song “Silent Prayer”


Written by: Michael Waddle
Directed by: John Mathis, Sherry Anne
Mansion Entertainment

Produced by Gordon Mote
Guitar: Joel Key
Electric: Kelly Back
Bass: Duncan Mullins
Drums: Steve Brewster
Steel Guitar: Scotty Sanders
BGV’s: Reggie and Ladye Love Smith

Sherry Anne on Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Releasing Today

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

  • 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 – Matt Fouch – Born & Raised (CD)

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

  • November 3 – The Nelons – The Americana Sessions (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)

  • November 10 – Jonathan Wilburn – Tell Me The Story (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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  1. comehomeforcomfort
    Reply October 19, 10:49 #1 comehomeforcomfort

    Thanks for mentioning The LifeFM’s award! I work part time at the main office in Greenville and have followed your site for years! :)




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