#NewsNuggets: 10-23-20

#NewsNuggets: 10-23-20

NEWS THIS WEEK

Gaither Music Group and Country’s Family Reunion are partnering to release a DVD/CD titled Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting. The product will feature performances by Ricky Skaggs, T. Graham Brown, John Berry, The Gatlin Brothers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, Gene Watson, The Isaacs, and others.

The Harper Agency will be handling booking arrangements for Michael Booth’s solo appearances starting in 2021. The agency already represents the Booth Brothers who are reducing their appearances to two weekends per month.

Greater Vision released a new lyric video for their song “I’ve Been Washed Clean.” Check it out below:


PRAYER REQUEST

Many (perhaps most) artists in the Southern Gospel industry have side jobs to help pay the bills. With the reduction in concert appearances in 2020, artists have been forced to rely on their side jobs while some have launched new business ventures for additional income. Please pray they can adapt to changing conditions until they are able to again return to a full singing schedule. (Our feature photo above shows the Ball Brothers in their work gear for their new business, Basement Correctors.)


RELEASED TODAY

October 23 – Guardians – It’s Still Good News (CD)
October 23 – Isaacs – Songs For The Times (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.

Unexpected (Deluxe Edition)
October 30 – Jason Crabb – Unexpected (Deluxe Edition) (CD)
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November 1 – Liberty Quartet – Unspeakable Joy (CD)
November 6 – Taranda – Spirit Of Christmas: Deluxe Edition (CD)

November 6 – Jason Crabb – Unexpected:  Live @ Free Chapel (DVD)

November 13 – Andrea Bocelli – Believe (CD/Vinyl)
November 13 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 Southern Gospel Songs of 2020 (CD)
November 13 – Kyle Boreing – Who Am I To Say (digital/CD)
November 20 – The Chitans – Set Apart (CD)
November 20 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and the Booth Brothers – Brotherhood: The Live Tour Edition (CD)
November 27 – David Bruce Murray – Murray’s Compact Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music (Kindle)

November ?? – Sheri LaFontaine – Honest (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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