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.

Best 2009 CDs

Here are my picks for the Top Ten/Best CD/DVDs of 2009. Rated 5 Stars: 1. Dove Brothers – Hold On 2. Ball Brothers – Breakthrough 3. Driven Quartet – self-titled

Worst…Hymn…Ever…

What is the worst hymn ever written? Of course, I’m ruling out any hymns that never made it into a popular hymnal in the first place. For me, the clear

CD Rated: Daybreak Quartet (Hymns)

RATING: 4 Stars Website: www.daybreakquartet.com Producers: Jason Prisk and Nathan Prisk Song Titles: “Jesus Saves,” “Safe Am I” with “He Hideth My Soul,” “Where Could I Go?,” “When The Roll

Best 2008 CD/DVDs

Here are my picks for the Top Ten/Best CD/DVDs of 2008. Rated 5 Stars: 1. Kingsmen – When God Ran 2. Kim Hopper – I Just Wanted You To Know

CD Rated: Melody Boys (Destination Heaven)

RATING: 3 1/2 Stars Website: www.themelodyboysquartet.com Producer: Nick Bruno Song Titles: “All Aboard We’re Glory Bound,” “Little By Little,” “Oh Broken Heart,” “The Stone Was Rolled Away,” “The Lamb He

CD Rated: Emmaus Road Quartet (All About Him)

RATING: 2 1/2 Stars Website: www.emmausroadquartet.com Producer: Shane Roark Song Titles: “Boundless Love,” “Jesus Is The Rock,” “Know So Kind Of Salvation,” “Anytime Is The Right Time,” “Even Jesus Had

CD Rated: Dale & Cheryl Golden (Summer In My Soul)

RATING: 2 1/2 Stars Website: www.daleandcherylgolden.com Producer: Dale & Cheryl Golden Song Titles: “Marching Into Canaanland,” “Music To Your Ears,” “Same Great God,” “For My Father’s Eyes,” “I Will Answer

CD Rated: Kingdom Heirs (From The Redbook, Volume One)

RATING: 4 Stars Website: www.kingdomheirs.com Producer: Arthur Rice Label: Sonlite Song Titles: “Tell Me The Story Of Jesus,” “Getting Ready To Leave This World” (Instrumental), “I’ll Meet You By The

CD Rated: Called Out Quartet (Classics)

RATING: 4 Stars Website: www.calledoutquartet.com Producer: Eddie Crook Song Titles: “Somebody Loves Me,” “I’ve Got So Much To Thank Him For,” “A Beautiful Life,” “Thank God I Am Free,” “Now

CD Rated: Akins (Good Tired)

RATING: 4 Stars Website: www.theakinsonline.com Producer: The Akins BUY IT! Song Titles: “Good Tired,” “Make A Difference In This World,” “When You’re In Love,” “Good To Know It’s Not The

CD Rated: Dixie Echoes (So Many Reasons)

RATING: 4 1/2 Stars Website: www.dixieechoes.com Producers: Randy Shelnut, Randy Shelnut Jr., and Stewart Varnado Song Titles: “I’ll Be Ready To Go With Him,” “So Many Reasons,” “Miracles Will Happen

CD Mega Review: Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (Influenced)

Composite Rating: 4 stars Producers: Ernie Haase & Wayne Haun Song List: “Intro,” “My Heart Is A Chapel,” “If You Know The Lord,” “Climbing Higher & Higher,” “I Know The