#NewsNuggets: 1-5-18

#NewsNuggets: 1-5-18

Gospel Music Happenings

  • Karen Peck & New River announced Ricky Braddy has left the group to become the Worship Leader at Cross Roads Church in Nashville.
  • The Kingsmen announced former tenor singer Chris Jenkins has returned to the group after a two-year hiatus. Jenkins replaces Josh Horrell who parted ways with the Kingsmen in late 2017.
  • Victoria Bowlin has signed a recording agreement with new Country Gospel record label 65/40 Records (a division of Red Hen Records).
  • Arthur Rice donated his birthday to The Southern Gospel Music Association. More than $2000 in contributions were made to support the SGMA, which Rice serves as President.
  • Michael Combs signed a booking agreement with the Beckie Simmons Agency.
  • Son Sound Music Group signed a recording agreement with Willie Wells and the Blue Ridge Mountain Grass.

Releasing Tuesday

  • January 9 – Chonda Pierce – Chonda Pierce Presents Stand-Up For Families (DVD)


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.

  • January 23 – Johnny Minick & The Stewart Brothers – self-titled (CD)

  • January 23 – Dr. David Jeremiah – When Christ Appears (Hard Cover Book)

  • January 26 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Clear Skies (CD)

  • January 26 – Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers, & The Oak Ridge Boys – Country Roots And Gospel Favorites (CD/DVD)

  • January 26 – Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers, & The Oak Ridge Boys – A Few Good Men (CD/DVD)

  • February 23 – Guy Penrod – Blessed Assurance (CD)

  • February 23 – Glen Campbell – Amazing Grace: 14 Hymns and Gospel Favorites (CD)

  • March 2 – Casting Crowns – Glorious Day: Hymns Of Faith (CD)

  • March 9 – Various Artists – Fanny Crosby: Newly Discovered Hymns & Songs
  • March 16 – The Oak Ridge Boys – 17th Avenue Revival (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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  1. Tad Kirkland
    Reply January 06, 20:56 #1 Tad Kirkland

    So glad Chris Jenkins is back with the Kingsmen. He was such a great fit with them bringing that classic Kingsmen sound into the 21st century.




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