#NewsNuggets: 4-10-17

by | Apr 10, 2017 | News

Last Week’s Happenings

  • The Dixie Melody Boys are accepting applications to fill the vacant tenor position. Interested applicants are asked to send all pertinent information, including demos and/or video links, in a message to the Dixie Melody Boys Facebook page.
  • Clarke Beasley announced that Bill Gaither & the Gaither Vocal Band will return to the National Quartet Convention for a Homecoming Sing-A-Long showcase on Thursday afternoon and an evening performance.
  • Dailey & Vincent and Taranda Greene (Cana’s Voice) announced that Greene is featured on “Until We’re Gone,” a song from the new Dailey & Vincent CD, Patriots & Poets.


  • Speer family lead singer/pianist, record producer, and Stamps-Baxter School Of Music headmaster, Ben Speer (86), passed away on Friday. A memorial service for Speer will be held in Nashville, Tennessee tomorrow.

Prayer Requests

  • Heavens Mountain Band’s bus, sound equipment, product, and some instruments were destroyed in a fire. The group is not expected to miss any scheduled performance, but they do request your prayers.

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.

  • April 14 – Barry Rowland & Deliverance – It Is Time (CD)

  • April 14 – The Kingsmen – They Don’t Know (CD) (Soundcloud Teaser)

  • April 21 – Triumphant – Thankful (CD)

  • April 21 – Jimmy Fortune – Sings The Classics (CD)

  • April 21 – Reba McEntire – Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith And Hope (LP)

  • April 21 – The Statler Brothers – The Best Of The Statler Brothers TV Shows: Season One (7-DVD Box Set)

  • April 25 – Chonda Pierce – Enough (In Theaters)

  • May 5 – The Little Roy And Lizzy Show – Going Home (CD)

  • May 5 – Southern Raised – Another World (CD)

  • May 19 – Favorite Performances From The Statler Brothers TV Show: Flowers On The Wall (DVD)

  • May 19 – Christopher Phillips – Piano Chill: Songs Of Faith (CD)

  • May 19 – Booth Brothers – Gospel Favorites Live (CD/DVD)

  • May 26 – Greater Vision – Title TBD (CD)
  • June 9 – The Perrys – Testament (CD)
  • June 16 – Sandi Patty – Forever Grateful: Live From The Farewell Tour (CD)
  • July 14 – Gold City – Treasury Of Gold (CD)

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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.


  1. Darrell

    That’s too bad for Ed. First Josh needs to come off the road for a while because of vocal problems. And now Doug is up and gone. (No press release, so this is the first I heard of his departure.) I’ve enjoyed the Boys whenever I’ve heard them and I know Ed will do just fine, with the Lord’s help. Secondly, what’s with all the bus fires? I know absolutely NOTHING about vehicles, much less buses. But it seems like you rarely ever hear of somebody’s car burning up………

  2. Brad

    This is the first I’ve heard of the Gold City CD. Do you know if it will contain new songs or if it will be a greatest hits type album (I’m wondering because of the title “Treasury of Gold”)? I’m really hoping for a new CD with the current lineup because Gold City is certainly due to release a CD of new songs.

    • David Bruce Murray

      Based on the title and the fact that it’s being put out by New Haven, I’m expecting a compilation; not necessarily “greatest hits.” It could be limited to selections from the five or so CDs they’ve released on New Haven since 2005.

    • David Bruce Murray

      Well, there’s good news and bad news.

      The good news is that there will be new songs on this CD. The bad news is there’s only 3 of them. The other 9 songs are selections Gold City has previously recorded.
      Truth Is Marching On
      I’m Rich
      I Cast My Bread Upon The Water
      What Children Believe
      Never Too Broken
      Peter, James and John
      Walkin’ and Talkin’ With My Lord
      God Handled It All
      God’s Building A Church

      We do not yet know if the vocals will be re-cut on the 9 older songs.

      • David Bruce Murray

        Gold City is currently expecting their CD of new material to release in the fall. This is not that release, just to be clear.

  3. Andrew

    According to Steve Lixey’s FB, he’s gone from the Down East Boys – as recent as yesterday.

    • David Bruce Murray

      Thank you, Andrew.


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