#NewsNuggets: 9-20-19

#NewsNuggets: 9-20-19

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS

The Southern Gospel Music Association will be offering tours of The Cathedrals’ famous ‘Silhouette’ bus on Tuesday afternoon at the National Quartet Convention from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Purchasing a $20 SGMA membership at NQC will include a tour of the bus. (Existing SGMA members can extend their membership another year to gain admission.)

If cutting to the front of the line to board the ‘Silhouette’ first on Tuesday at 3:00 PM sounds appealing to you, be one of the first 50 people to make a $50 donation (includes a two-year membership) to the SGMA TODAY ONLY via their website. Click HERE, then look for the yellow “donate” button just under the Welcome message on the SGMA homepage.

New Haven Records announced a partnership with Country Road TV to begin in October. Country Road TV’s streaming platforms will deliver New Haven productions that feature the Chuck Wagon Gange, JD Sumner & The Stamps, The Goodmans, and more.

In a joint statement, Bob Sellers and the Old Time Preachers Quartet announced Sellers is leaving the group now that their schedule has ballooned to more than 100 dates per year. (When he joined them last year, Sellers had committed to a maximum of 60 dates per year.) This move will free Sellers up to book more solo appearances going forward.

In the same press release, Les Butler said Old Time Preachers Quartet’s current bass guitarist and featured vocalist Adam Borden is stepping up to sing lead. Borden recently left his job at Kubota to enter full-time evangelistic work which includes appearances with the OTPQ.

The Dixie Echoes announced former member George Shelton, Jr. is temporarily returning to the group to fill the tenor spot recently vacated by Stephen Adair. Shelton will appear at the National Quartet Convention with the Dixie Echoes next week.

RELEASING TODAY

September 20 – Chad McCloskey – Smilin’ – (CD/iTunes)
September 20 – Brian Free & Assurance – How Good Does Grace Feel? (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 23 – Soul’d Out – Soulace V (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 – Órla 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)

Release Date & Album Title TBA – High Road

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

Release Date & Album Title TBA – Nelons

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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