#NewsNuggets: 3-20-20

#NewsNuggets: 3-20-20

NEWS THIS WEEK

With mass gatherings forbidden across the country to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, most Southern Gospel concerts were canceled this past weekend and that looks to be the new norm for at least a few more weeks. Because they can’t travel, many groups are offering concerts online. Some of those are free, some offer an option to make a donation, and some will require a fee. Check your favorite group’s website and social media pages for details.

Singing News magazine announced the Top Ten finalists in for the 2020 Fan Awards. At the moment, those do not appear to be listed on the Singing News website, but you can view them on the Singing News Facebook page by clicking HERE and scrolling down to find each category.

Absolutely Gospel announced they have postponed their awards presentation originally scheduled for April 28. A make-up date has not yet been set.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Jason Clark of the Nelons who is now recovering from knee surgery earlier today. His doctor said the surgery went well.


RELEASED TODAY

March 20 – Gaither Vocal Band – Good Things Take Time (DVD)
March 20 – Promisedland Quartet – There’s Always Hope (CD)
March 20 – Endless Highway – Countless (CD)
March 20 – The Sound – Make It Count (LP)

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.

March 27, 2020 – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers – For The Record (LP)
April 3 – Scott Miller and Jim Wood – Mountain Frontier Hymns (CD)
April 10 – The Inspirations – Ever Old, Ever New (CD)
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)
April 24 – The Talleys – The Music Goes On (CD)
May 1 – Various Artists – Silver Dollar City’s Diamon Jubilee: A Collection of Southern Gospel Favorites (CD)
May 1 – Reba Rambo – Confessions (Digital reissue of 1980 release)
May 8 – The Kramers – The Hope Of All Tomorrows (CD)
May 15 – Down East Boys – Faithful Still (CD)
May 15 – The Steeles – A Song To Remind You (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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  1. Reply March 21, 23:48 #1 Brad Andrews

    Would love to see y’all pull together all the free concert links in one spot on your website. Just a thought…

    • Reply March 22, 00:04 David Bruce Murray Author

      If you’d like to compile it, we’ll be happy to post it and credit you for your effort.

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