#NewsNuggets: 2-7-20

#NewsNuggets: 2-7-20

NEWS THIS WEEK

Jason Crabb recently signed recording and publishing agreements with Red Street Records. The label was launched by Rascal Flatts member Jay Demarcus and industry mogul Don Koch in 2019.

The Harper Agency announced the addition of The Sound to the company’s artist roster. The father & two sons trio revived the group name in 2017.

Dusty Wells and Kyle Johnson have joined Daywind Records. Wells will head a new artist/label relations team and Johnson will be the label’s new Director of Marketing.

With the departure of lead singer Jeff Tritton, The Torchmen have added Eric Lovell to sing tenor. Former tenor Sandy MacGregor will shift to the lead spot.

The 2020 Diamond Award Nominations are now open on the SGNScoops website. Click HERE to vote.

Paul Heil recently celebrated his 40th year broadcasting Southern Gospel music on his syndicated radio show The Gospel Greats.

Former Charles Johnson & The Revivers member Darrell Luster recently released a new concept video titled “Look At God.” Appearing with Luster in the video are Spencer Taylor Jr. of the Highway QCs, Rev. Thomas Spann of the Brooklyn All Stars, Willie Rogers of the Soul Stirrers, JoJo Wallace and Horace Thompson of the Sensational Nightingales, and Cleave Graham of the Pilgrim Jubilees. Check it out below.


RELEASING TODAY

February 7 – Scott Miller, Jim Wood – Mountain Frontier: A Musical Celebration Of The Pioneer Spirit (CD) (Preview “The Old Natchez Trace” HERE)

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 21 – Randy Travis – Precious Memories: Hymns & Gospel Favorites (DVD)
February 21 – Karen Peck & New River – Lift His Name (CD) (Preview “Ain’t No Grave” HERE)
February 28 – The Crabb Family – 20/20 (CD/LP) (pre-order HERE) (Preview “My King Is Known By Love” HERE)
February 28 – The Taylors – Salvation’s Song (CD)
March 20 – Gaither Vocal Band – Good Things Take Time (DVD)
March 20 – The Sound – Make It Count (LP)
March 27, 2020 – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers – For The Record (LP)
April 10 – Charles Billingsley – I Was Made For This (CD)
April 17. 2020 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Something Beautiful: Our Favorite Songs By Bill & Gloria Gaither (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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