#NewsNuggets: 2-2-18

#NewsNuggets: 2-2-18

Gospel Music Happenings

  • The National Quartet Convention announced three professional concert promoters (Josh Franks, Duane Garren, and Bill Bailey) will be hosts for the evening concerts in 2018. In the past, NQC has used artists for this role.

Prayer Request

  • Please pray for former Inspirations bass guitar player Myron Cook who has been hospitalized since yesterday with an acute attack of kidney stones and dehydration.

Praise Report

  • Peg McKamey was cleared by her doctors to return to traveling and singing. Her first concert back was on January 26 in Lenoir, North Carolina. Your prayers were appreciated!

Remembering

  • Mike Watson, one of the founding members of the Southern Gospel group Exodus passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2018. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, January 31 in Gadsden, Alabama.

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.

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

  • February 23 – Mark Bishop – A Different Light (CD)

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

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

  • March 2 – The Oak Ridge Boys – When I Sing For Him: The Complete Columbia Recordings & RCA Singles (CD)

  • March 16 – The Oak Ridge Boys – 17th Avenue Revival (CD)

  • March 23 – Various Artists – Fanny Crosby: Newly Discovered Hymns & Songs

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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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