#NewsNuggets: 2-15-19

#NewsNuggets: 2-15-19

Gospel Music Happenings

Bill and Gloria Gaither have sold interests in Gaither Music Group’s publishing and recorded music divisions to Primary Wave Music Publishing of New York. (The touring and television production arms of their business empire were not part of the deal.)

Bill and Gloria Gaither also announced they are closing the Gaither Family Resources gift shop and restaurant in their hometown of Alexandria, Indiana on March 1, 2019.

The Harriman, Tennesee-based Joyaires announced they have downsized from a trio to a duo. They will continue to be billed as The Joyaires.

The 2019 Grammy Awards were presented on Sunday, February 10. Jason Crabb’s Unexpected won in the Best Roots Gospel Album category. Click HERE to view a complete list of the winners.

Peace Records announced its formal launch as a Christian music record label. The new imprint is headed by Jeremy Peace, tenor singer for the LeFevre Quartet.

Prayer Request

The Old Paths have requested prayers for baritone and founding member Douglas Roark, who had open-heart surgery on Thursday.

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 22 – Various Artists – NQC Live Volume 18 (CD)
March ?? – Annie Moses Band – Under The Tree Of Life (CD) (not final artwork)
March 15 – Triumphant Quartet – Yes (CD)
March 22 – Old Paths – It’s Real (EPCD)
April 26 – Joseph Habedank – Deeper Oceans (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. Reply February 20, 10:23 #1 Pablo

    Hi David.
    It seems the Hymnal DVD of David Phelps is coming soon: https://barnandbale.com/collections/dvds/products/hymnal-dvd

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