Posts From David Bruce Murray

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.

Opinion: Legacy Five Has An Opportunity To Reformat

Will L5 simply plug two holes, or will they rethink their entire vocal approach?

#NewsNuggets: 4-12-19

Aunt Bee is out of town visiting her cousin. Andy and Opie are fishing. Barney is upset because Ernest T. Bass threw another rock through a storefront window.

#NewsNuggets: 4-5-19

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS Former Gold City and Brian Free & Assurance bass singer Bill Lawrence is returning to Southern Gospel music after a 13-year absence. Lawrence is joining the Diplomats,

#NewsNuggets: 3-29-19

Legacy Five will regroup as half of their vocal lineup moves on.

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