#NewsNuggets: 6-26-17

#NewsNuggets: 6-26-17

Last Week’s Happenings

  • The Southern Gospel Music Association announced the 2017 Hall Of Fame Induction will be held Tuesday afternoon, September 26 at the National Quartet Convention. The ticketed event will be a fundraiser for the organization with performances by several of Southern Gospel’s top groups in addition to the inductions of Troy Burns, LaBreeska, Hemphill, Randy Shelnut, and Tony Greene.
  • Singing News announced the final round of voting for the 2017 Fan Awards is now open. Click HERE to vote.
  • BMI’s Top 25 Christian Songs of 2017 were recognized at their Christian Awards event last Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee. Southern Gospel songwriters honored include: Lee Black, Joel Lindsey, and Sue Smith for “Battle Cry”; Karen Peck and Kenna West for “I Am Blessed”; Rodney Griffin for “Put Out The Fire” (Greater Vision); Joseph Habedank for “The Beauty Of The Blood”; and Sandy Blythe for “Worry Ends Where Faith Begins.” Click HERE to view the complete list of awards.
  • Victoria Huggins was crowned Miss North Carolina on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was her fifth year participating in the competition. Huggins will represent the state of North Carolina in the Miss America pageant in September.
  • River’s Edge of Hays, NC announced that John Blackburn has joined the group. Blackburn replaces Sherri Vestal who is leaving the trio to focus on the music ministry at her church, Cathedral Of Praise.

Prayer Request

  • Please continue to pray for the recovery of Eli Fortner who underwent surgery for a kidney transplant last Wednesday and had a second surgery on Thursday to correct a blockage.

Trivia Nugget

  • Amber Nelon Thompson turned down a college scholarship to play basketball, because she was more focused on her career as a singer.

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 30 – Kelly Wright – Songs Of Inspiration (CD)

  • July 7 – Greater Vision – Still (CD)

  • July 14 – Gold City – Treasures Of Gold (CD)

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

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

  • July 14 – The Inspirations – The One In The Water (CD)

  • August ?? – Kyle Boreing – Earlier (CD)
  • August 4 – Cana’s Voice – Live At Champion Forest (DVD)

  • August 4 – Third Day – Revival (CD/CD Deluxe Edition)

  • August 11 – Alan Jackson – Precious Memories (CD/DVD)

  • AugustĀ 18 – Mark Lowry – What’s Not To Love (CD)

  • August 18 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 2017 (CD)

  • September 1 – Michael English – Love More (CD)
  • September 8 – Cathedrals – Radio Days (CD reissue)

  • September 8 – Cathedrals – Alive! Deep In The Heart Of Texas (DVD reissue)

  • September 15 – Collingsworth Family – That Day Is Coming (DVD)

  • September 29 – Tim Lovelace – Living In A Coffee World (DVD/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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