#NewsNuggets: 4-5-19

#NewsNuggets: 4-5-19

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS

Former Gold City and Brian Free & Assurance bass singer Bill Lawrence is returning to Southern Gospel music after a 13-year absence. Lawrence is joining the Diplomats, replacing Alex Utech who left the group last year.

Singing News is now accepting entries for their 2019 Songwriter’s Search. The grand prize winner’s song will be recorded and performed by the Kingdom Heirs. Click HERE for details.

The National Quartet Convention announced that Christian Healthcare Ministries will be their first-ever title sponsor in 2019. CHM is a voluntary health cost sharing ministry that meets the individual mandate required by national healthcare law.

Vonda Easley of Hope’s Journey announced a reorganization of her trio. She will be joined at future singing and speaking events by Alicia Estis and Jenny Stork, both of Mississippi.

Prayer Request

Please pray for Dixie Melody Boys owner/bass singer Ed O’Neal who is recovering from a car accident that happened this past Monday, April 1. O’Neal had multiple fractures, but does not require surgery.

The Webb Family has requested prayers for Hannah Webb who had back surgery this past Tuesday, April 2.

New Concept Video

On April 3, Tim Lovelace released the concept video below for his song “The Composer Of My Life.”

Releasing Today

April 5 – Johnny Minick & The Stewart Brothers – Sagebrush Symphony (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.

April 12 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Because He Lives: 12 Easter Favorites (compilation CD)
April 12 – David Phelps – Hymnal (DVD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
April 12 – Susan Holloway – ‘Tis So Sweet (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
April 19 – Mallory Hope – Out Of My Hands (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
April 26 – Joseph Habedank – Deeper Oceans (CD)
April 26 – The Talleys – Hymns Of The Faith (CD)
April 26 – The Kingdom Heirs – Something Good: Volume Two (CD)
April 26 – The Inspirations – Right Where He Is (CD)
May 10 – Steven Curtis Chapman – A Great Adventure: Live Performances Of Timeless Hits (DVD/CD)
May 10 – Orla Fallon – Sweet By And By: Americana Songs Of Inspiration And Hope (CD)
May 10 – Craig Duncan – Colonial Hymns (CD)
May 10 – Masters Voice – Vintage (CD)
May 10 – The Old Paths – Hits! (CD)

May 17 – Carolina – American Morning (CD)
(Listen Here – YouTube)

May 17 – Chris Rice – Untitled Hymn: A Collection Of Hymns (CD)
May 17 – Adam Crabb – Clean (CD)
May 24 – Jimmy Fortune – God & Country (CD)
May ??? – Wes Hampton – Hymns (CD)
June 7 – The Kingsmen – Victory Shout (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
June 14 – Michael Booth – Dear Yesterday (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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