#NewsNuggets: 5-1-17

#NewsNuggets: 5-1-17

Last Week’s Happenings

  • In their latest newsletter to churches, Word Music & Church Resources (the “print” division of Word) explained they have been acquired by Lorenz Music Company. The other five divisions of Word Music (Word Label Group, Word Music Publishing, Word Distribution, Word Films, and 25 Entertainment) were sold to Curb in 2016.

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.

  • 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)

  • June 9 – The Perrys – Testament (CD)

  • June 9 – The McKameys – Be Brave (CD)

  • June 9 – Steve Ladd – No Excuses, No Regrets EP (CD)

  • June 16 – Sandi Patty – Forever Grateful: Live From The Farewell Tour (CD/DVD)

  • June 23 – Karen Peck & New River – Hope For All Nations (CD)
  • June 14 weekend – Dixie Echoes – Can’t Hardly Wait (CD)
  • July 14 – Gold City – Treasury (or “Treasures?”) Of Gold (CD)

  • July 21 – Michael English – Love More (CD)
  • July ?? – Greater Vision – Still (CD)
  • August ?? – Mark Lowry – What’s Not To Love (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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  1. Reply May 01, 12:40 #1 Shane Sparks

    June 9 – McKameys Be Brave
    Album cover is on their fb :))

  2. Reply May 02, 20:30 #2 Darrell

    According to their facebook page, the Dixie Echoes have a new album coming out in June that will be released at the Memphis Quartet Show. The title is Can’t Hardly Wait. Maybe you have mentioned it before. Anyway, it appears that Mark Cates is included on it as the bass singer. Has he ever been officially announced as the bass singer? If so, I missed the announcement. If not, it’s kinda strange to include him on a brand new album when he is just a long term fill-in.

    • Reply May 02, 20:59 David Bruce Murray Author

      Thank you, Darrell.

      I don’t know if he has been named as an official new member, but if he’s a long-term sort of fill-in, I can understand why they’d go ahead and move forward with recording a CD vs. waiting indefinitely to get something out.

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