#NewsNuggets: 6-12-17

by | Jun 12, 2017 | News

Last Week’s Happenings

  • New Day Records was launched last week to provide distribution, marketing, and promotion services to established independent artists. New Day Records is a subsidiary of Daywind Music Group which also owns the similarly named distribution company, New Day Christian Distributors.
  • The first artist to use the services of New Day Records is Michael Combs for his most recent CD, I Can Trust Him (2016). Combs is in the process of completing his very first concept video for “Good vs. Evil,” which appears on I Can Trust Him.
  • The members of Karen Peck & New River made a return trip to Roatan, Honduras last week where they performed the title song from their upcoming CD, Hope For All Nations, as well as other songs. On Saturday, they were backed by a choir made up of island church members. A video release of their performance in Honduras is forthcoming.
  • The Fort Payne, Alabama-based Sharps Quartet announced the addition of Sharon Kisor to their support team. Sharon will be the group’s new Office/Booking Manager.
  • Carolina Williams, daughter of Gaither Vocal Band guitar player Kevin Williams, found herself suddenly famous last week after an article about her unique acceptance to Yale University caught the attention of news outlets across the nation. She is now known as “Pizza Girl.” Click HERE for more details.
  • WPIL Radio in Heflin, Alabama announced the addition of a new show starting this week. Hosted by Vonda Easley, “Beautifully Broken” is intended to encourage today’s woman.

Prayer Requests

  • Please pray for the continued recovery of Mark209 baritone, Jimmy Reno, who had back surgery last Tuesday.

Did You Know?

  • New Day Christian Distributors was launched more than 30 years ago by Dottie Miller Leonard in her garage. She soon added a soundtrack brand (Daywind) and music labels including White Field and Daywind Records. Now the home to multiple labels and artists in addition to partnering with Word Music, the distribution business Leonard started in her garage is one of largest Christian music companies in the world.

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.

  • 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) (stop copy/pasting MusicScribe’s work)
  • July 14 – Gold City – Treasures Of Gold (CD)

  • July 17 – Greater Vision – Still (CD)

  • July 14 – Old Paths – Long Run (EPCD)

  • July 14 – Master’s Voice – Walk Worthy (CD)

  • July 21 – Michael English – Love More (CD)
  • August 4 – Cana’s Voice – Live At Champion Forest (CD)
  • August 4 – Third Day – Revival (CD)

  • August 18 – Mark Lowry – What’s Not To Love (CD)
  • August 18 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 2017 (CD)
  • September 29 – Tim Lovelace – Living In A Coffee World (DVD/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. Stephen

    Just curious…how did Third Day make the list?

    • David Bruce Murray

      Why not? Their new single already in circulation is one of the best songs I’ve heard in years.

    • David Bruce Murray

      As a follow-up, it’s not just about my own personal taste in music. I’ve already seen one current Southern Gospel singer and one former former professional Southern Gospel singer on Facebook bragging on the Third Day song “Revival.”

      If it’s an upcoming release that I think a good portion of our readers might enjoy, I list it here.

      Just a few weeks ago, someone thanked me for calling their attentiont to Zach Williams, a relatively new artist who sings in a “Southern Soul” style much like Jason Crabb (or Mac Powell/Third Day).


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