#NewsNuggets: 5-15-17

by | May 15, 2017 | News

Last Week’s Happenings

  • The Troy Burns Family announced the addition of pianist Jacob Klutz. Klutz, who is 18 years old, calls Salisbury, North Carolina home.
  • Canton Junction announced Gordon Mote has joined the quartet. Mote replaces Ryan Seaton who departed last fall.
  • The Gospel Music Association’s 2017 Hall Of Fame inductions were held last week. Those inducted include Gold City Quartet, Steve Green, Yolanda Adams, and Reunion Records founders Michael Blanton & Dan Harrell. The GMA also inducted the following legacy groups by proclamation: Dorothy Love Coates & The Gospel Harmonettes, The Roberta Martin Singers, and The Harmonizing Four.
  • At the same ceremony, Amy Grant, Natalie Grant, Shirley Caeser, and Compassion International were honored for their respective charities.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for Kody Erwin who has been admitted to a Nashville hospital where he was diagnosed with Viral Meningitis/Encephalitis. His family reports he is responding to questions, but still needs much prayer for healing.

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 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 14 weekend – Dixie Echoes – Can’t Hardly Wait (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 30 – Kelly Wright – Songs From The Heart (CD)
  • July 14 – Gold City – Treasures Of Gold (CD)

  • July 7 – Greater Vision – Still (CD)
  • July 21 – Michael English – Love More (CD)
  • August 18 – Mark Lowry – What’s Not To Love (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.


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