#NewsNuggets: 9-13-19

#NewsNuggets: 9-13-19

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS

Nathan Potts has joined the Dixie Melody Boys to sing lead, replacing Josh Garner who left the group in June.

Speaking of the Dixie Melody Boys, former Anchormen/Port City bass singer Will Lane also joined the group last month. Going forward, the group’s longtime owner Ed O’Neal will continue to appear at select dates as his health and ability to travel permits, but Lane is their new full-time bass singer.

The Southern Gospel Music Association announced the founding of the SGMA Research Library. The facility will be housed in an early 20th century Victorian home adjacent to the campus of Daywind Music Group/NewDay Christian Distribution in Hendersonville, Tennessee thanks to support provided by Dottie Leonard Miller, CEO of Daywind/NewDay.

Rory Feek has been hired as the new Chief Creative Officer of RFD-TV. He will also be launching This Life I Live, a weekly show inspired by his popular blog.

Crossroads Publishing announced Darren Lore has joined Asheville Music Publishing and Chris White Music as a songwriter.

Eric Melton of Choice Media Group announced his company will be representing The Port City Quartet of Wilmington North Carolina in a multimedia agreement.

REMEMBERING

Former Toney Brothers bass singer Gary G. Toney passed away Friday, September 6. Mr. Toney sang bass for The Toney Brothers from 1968 to 1978 (and should not to be confused with Gary G. Toney who sang lead and baritone). A memorial service for Mr. Toney was held on Tuesday, September 10 in Taylor, Michigan.

RELEASING TODAY

September 13 – Cana’s Voice – Don’t Wanna Miss This (CD)
September 13 – The Whisnants – He Will Be God (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.

September 20 – Brian Free & Assurance – How Good Does Grace Feel? (CD)
September 27 – Tribute Quartet – Living The Stories (CD)
September 27 – Jimmy Fortune – God & September 27 – Jimmy Fortune – God & Country (DVD)
September 27 – Kingdom Heirs – Everything In Between (CD)
September 27 – 11th Hour – A Lot With A Little (CD)
October 4 – Zach Williams – Rescue Story (CD)
October 11 – Carolina Boys Quartet – Take A Stand (CD)
October 11 – Master’s Voice – The Season To Sing (CD)
October 11 – Down East Boys – Comfort And Joy (CD)
October 11 – 11th Hour – The Greatest Gift (CD)
October 11 – (Christmas Project) – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (CD) – “Sizzle Video
October 11 – Amy Grant – Christmas (LP set includes reissues of Home for Christmas, A Christmas Album, & A Christmas To Remember + 2 new Christmas songs)
October 11 – Amy Grant – Home For Christmas (LP)
October 11 – The Lore Family – Hidden Blessings (CD)
October 18 – Avalon – Called (CD)
October 18 – The Erwins – What Christmas Really Means (CD)
October 18 – The Collingsworth Family – A True Family Christmas (CD)
October 25 – Gaither Vocal Band – Reunion Live (CD/DVD)
October 25 – The Perrys – Keep Movin’ Along (CD)
October 25 – The Singing Contractors – Building A Christmas To Remember (CD)
October 25 – Lateral Blue – This Christmas (CD)
October 25 – Scott Miller – Mountain Frontier Christmas (CD)
October 25 – Ă“rla Fallon – A Winter’s Tale (CD)
October 25 – The Oak Ridge Boys – Down Home Christmas (CD)
Release Date TBA – Wilburn & Wilburn – Raised On Red (CD)

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – High Road

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

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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  1. Reply September 13, 15:18 #1 Darrell

    I have been seeing a few videos pop up here and there featuring the new Dixie Melody Boys lineup. They sound great. I wondered if Nathan and Will were just filling in, or had been hired. Now I know. :-)

  2. Reply September 13, 22:01 #3 Aaron Swain

    The Cana’s Voice project is good stuff. Never thought I’d hear Jody McBrayer sing “I Stand Redeemed,” but here we are.

  3. Reply September 18, 08:18 #4 Jeff

    The Nelons have a new one coming in 2020 called “Peace At Last”

    • Reply September 18, 09:46 David Bruce Murray Author

      OK. That’s probably the one we have listed as TBA at the bottom of the list. Their record label told us about several groups with albums “in the works” for 2019 (this was 2-3 months ago), but their album may have been bumped back to later.

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