#NewsNuggets: 7-19-19

#NewsNuggets: 7-19-19

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS

IMC Concerts announced their annual Southwest Gospel Music Festival is relocating to the Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, AZ for 2020. The festival dates are Monday, January 6 through Wednesday, January 8.

The Gatlin Brothers announced the release of a new running/walking shoe that will be sold to help benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). The national non-profit organization provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars, camps for kids, casework assistance and a 24/7 helpline.

The Alabama-based Clearvision Quartet announced the impending departure of baritone Chris Fugatt, who joined the group just last year. Fugatt will remain with the group through August.

REMEMBERING

Television producer, preacher, singer, songwriter, and trumpet player Dr. Jerry Goff passed away on Friday, July 12. His memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, July 20) in Powder Springs, Georgia and will be streamed live starting at 2 PM on the websites of television stations WGGS and WATC. Dr. Goff’s interment ceremony will be held Tuesday, July 23 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gospel musician Dwayne Friend passed away on Wednesday, July 17. A memorial service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, July 20) in Mountain Grove, Missouri.

Former Watchmen Quartet, Messenger’s Quartet and Calvary Messenger’s Quartet lead singer Arthur Negre passed away on Sunday, July 14. A memorial service was held for Mr. Negre yesterday (Thursday, July 18) in Purdy, Missouri.

RELEASING TODAY

July 19 – Gaither Vocal Band – Good Things Take Time (CD) (Preview on YouTube)

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.

July 28 – Mac Powell & The Family Reunion – Back Again (CD)
August 2 – Ivan Parker – Feels Like Home (CD)
August 9 – Michael Booth – Dear Yesterday (CD)
August 16 – Lauren Talley – Glorious God: Songs Of Worship & Wonder (CD/Digital) (Download pre-order)
August 16 – Lauren Talley – Loudest Praise: Hymns Of Mercy, Love & Grace (CD/Digital) (Download pre-order)
August 16 – Booth Brothers – Country Roads (CD/DVD)
August 16 – Greater Vision – You’ve Arrived (CD)
August 23 – Legacy Five – Pure Love (CD)
September 6 – Jason Barie – As The Ramblin’ Fiddler Starring In Pieces (CD)
September 13 – Cana’s Voice – Don’t Wanna Miss This (CD)
October 4 – Zach Williams – Rescue Story (CD)
October 18 – The Erwins – What Christmas Really Means (CD)
October 18 – The Collingsworth Family – A True Family Christmas (CD)

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – High Road

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Tribute Quartet

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Karen Peck & New River

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Brian Free & Assurance

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Wilburn & Wilburn

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Nelons

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – The Sound

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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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