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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.

New Music Reviews – March 2019 Releases

For 2019, The Old Paths have released a 7-song EP which, for those keeping score, is one more song than their 2017 release, Long Run. Pros: “The God I Know”

#NewsNuggets: 3-22-19

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS The newly formed Main Street Music & Entertainment announced country/gospel quartet, Carolina, is the debut artist on their Berry Hill Records label. Carolina’s upcoming CD, American Morning,

#NewsNuggets: 3-15-19

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS Legacy Five announced that tenor vocalist Josh Feemster is leaving the group. A replacement has not been named as of this writing. The National Quartet Convention announced

#NewsNuggets: 3-8-19

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS Paul’s Journey announced that the group will disband at the end of 2019 due to the pending retirement of bass singer and group manger, Rod Treme. The

New Music Reviews – February 2019 Releases

The Singing Contractors captured the imagination of music fans after Aaron Gray and Josh Arnett recorded a series of handheld camera videos at their various job sites and uploaded the

#NewsNuggets: 3-1-19

Gospel Music Happenings Beulah Music and the Squire Parsons Evangelistic Association announced Parsons plans to resume his live performance schedule in April.  Sonlite Records announced they have added the legendary

My 2019 SGMA Hall Of Fame Nominees

The Southern Gospel Music Association is currently accepting nominees for the Hall Of Fame. Each member of the SGMA is asked to submit two living and two deceased individuals for

#NewsNuggets: 2-22-19

Gospel Music Happenings The Harvesters announced their long-time baritone and emcee Allen Hunter is retiring after singing 30 years with the group. Hunter’s final appearances will be on March 15

#NewsNuggets: 2-15-19

Bill and Gloria Gaither make major announcements, plus more in this week’s News Nuggets!

SGMA Hall Of Fame: Who Will Be In The Class of 2019?

The Southern Gospel Music Hall Of Fame mailed out nomination ballots for the class of 2019 this past week. Voters will submit their nominations by March 15. An SGMA committee

#NewsNuggets: 2-8-19

In the world of Southern Gospel this week, nothing major happened: no one got hired or fired or quit, no groups signed with a booking agency or label or management