#NewsNuggets: 7-28-17

by | Jul 28, 2017 | News, Streaming Video

Recent Happenings

  • The Taylors announced they have secured the management services of Mike Wheeler at MC Productions and the booking services of Michael Davis at the Dominion Agency.
  • Singing News announced the winner of their 2017 Ultimate Talent Contest is Exodus from Gadsden, Alabama. Coming in second and third place were Matt Linton of Katy, Texas and Then Came Sunday of Texarkana, Arkansas.
  • Florida-based family group, The Walkers, announced a new recording and distribution agreement with Mansion Entertainment.
  • The Bledsoes announced that soprano Melissa Jenkins Cates is returning to the group. Cates left the group at the end of 2015.
  • Karen Peck & New River announced their guitar player Matthew Gooch is engaged to be married to Preslee Mortenson. The group was on a trip to the Holy Land in Galilee at the Mount of Beatitudes when he proposed.


  • Former Crusaders, Rhythm Masters, and Inspirationals bass singer Bob Cameron passed away on July 18. A memorial service was held in Van Alstyne, Texas, on Saturday, July 22.

Trivia Nugget

  • Jake Hess won the Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance in 1971 for his version of the song “Everything Is Beautiful.” Ray Stevens won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance that same year with his version of the same song.

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.

  • August 4 – Gold City – Treasures Of Gold (CD)

  • August 4 – Greater Vision – Still (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 (Multi Disc CD reissue/DVD reissue)

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

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

  • August 25 – Goodman Revival – Still Happy (CD)

  • August 25 – Various Artists – 30 Favorite Bluegrass Instrumentals (CD)

  • August 25 – Gold City – The Daywind Years: A Collection Of Hits From 1997-2001

  • September 1 – Mark Trammell Quartet – Great Moments (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 15 – Michael English – Love More (CD)

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

  • September 29 – A Question Of Faith (film featuring Jaci Velasquez and Amber Nelon Thompson)

  • September 29 – Kingdom Heirs – The Last Big Thing (CD)

  • September 29 – Jay Stone Singers – Come Thirsty (CD)

  • September 29 – Brian Free & Assurance – TBD – (CD)
  • October 20 – The Perrys – A Very Perry Christmas (CD)
  • October 20 – Doug Anderson – Back Porch Christmas (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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