#NewsNuggets: 10/20/17

#NewsNuggets: 10/20/17

Gospel Happenings

  • Gaither Music Group and UP TV announced a joint partnership to feature special programming of content to air on UP TV and UP Faith & Family.
  • The Erwins announced a new partnership with Main Stage Artist Bureau for booking representation.
  • Paul’s Journey announced they have hired Keith Gillam to sing lead. Gillam replaces Jamie Streetment.
  • Daywind Records announced the launch of Daywind Radio Station and the Daywind Radio App. Visit www.DaywindRadio.com or download the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • The Dove Awards were presented on Tuesday. For a complete list of winners, click HERE. A partial list is below:

Southern Gospel Artist of the Year – Gaither Vocal Band

New Artist of the Year – Zach Williams

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year – (TIE) “Eye of the Storm (feat. GabeReal)”; Ryan Stevenson; (writers) Bryan Fowler, Ryan Stevenson AND “Chain Breaker”; Zach Williams; (writers) Jonathan Smith, Mia Fieldes, Zach Williams

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year – “Better Together” Gaither Vocal Band; (writers) William J. Gaither, Reba Rambo-McGuire, Dony McGuire, Chip Davis

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Recorded Song of the Year – “When Grandpa Sang Amazing Grace” Nelons; (writers) Wayne Haun, Barbara Huffman

Southern Gospel Album of the Year Resurrection – Joseph Habedank (producer) Wayne Haun

Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year – Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith And Hope Reba McEntire (producers) Reba McEntire, Jay DeMarcus, Doug Sisemore

Musical / Choral Collection of the Year – For The Sake Of Love (creators) Lee Black, Cliff Duren, Camp Kirkland, Steve Mauldin, Phil Nitz


Releasing Today

  • 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)


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 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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