#NewsNuggets: 8-18-17

#NewsNuggets: 8-18-17

Recent Happenings

  • Daywind Records announced that Gerald Crabb was recently honored for his 25th #1 song on the Singing News Top 80 chart. The song, “I Choose Christ,” was recorded by Karen Peck & New River and reached the top position for the July 2017 chart.
  • StowTown Records announced that former Legacy Five pianist Trey Ivey is assuming the role of Staff Pianist and Arranger/Orchestrator at First Baptist Church in Indian Trail, North Carolina.
  • Crossroads Music Publishing announced they have added Matthew Lawson to their roster of songwriters.
  • The National Quartet Convention announced that the 2017 program book will be an “expanded edition” commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first National Quartet Convention in 1957. The program book will be sold at the event and also by mail order. Click HERE for details.

Prayer Requests

  • Please keep Dean Hopper in your prayers as he recovers from surgery this past Wednesday. Dean had two strokes last December and three more strokes recently.

Trivia Nugget

  • In 1993, Dean Hopper, Mike Hopper,  Frank Mills, and Shannon Childress released a rap album titled Hip Hoppers.

Releasing Today

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

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

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 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 Is The Golden Rule (CD)

  • September 22 – Gaither Vocal Band – We Have This Moment (CD)

  • September 22 – Craig Duncan – A Thankful Heart (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 – Beyond Amazed – (CD)
  • October 6 – Bradley Walker – Blessed: Hymns And Songs Of Faith (CD/DVD)

  • October 6 – Alan Jackson – Let It Be Christmas (CD)

  • October 6 – Various – Country Faith Hymns (Vol 2) (CD)
  • October 6 – Various – Best Christmas Songs Ever (CD)
  • October 13 – Jonathan Wilburn – God & Country (CD)
  • October 20 – The Perrys – A Very Perry Christmas (CD)

  • October 20 – Doug Anderson – Back Porch Christmas (CD)

  • October 20 – Tribute Quartet – Quartet Tribute (CD)
  • October 27 – Various – Daywind 30 (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 August 21, 10:04 #1 Darrell

    Several comments. First: didn’t News Nuggets used to be on Mondays? Not that I have a problem with them on Fridays. Was just wondering about the change. Secondly: is Gold City really putting out ANOTHER collection of formerly released songs? Unless you count their hymns album, which I don’t, they haven’t released an album of all new material since Somebody’s Coming, all the way back in 2011. I think it really shows in their concerts these days, since they are singing songs that are far from new. Just my personal opinion :-)

    • Reply August 21, 10:17 David Bruce Murray Author

      News Nuggets has been moved to Fridays to coincide with the weekly release day for new music. To bring attention to this, we added the new “Releasing Today” section.

      Gold City/The Daywind Years: A Collection Of Hits From 1997-2001 is being put out by Daywind Records, not Gold City. It is a compilation of songs Gold City recorded while they were signed to Daywind in the late 1990s/early 2000s. I would be surprised if the group had any say or was even consulted about the timing of the release. Record companies have done this sort of thing for years, and it’s rather ironic how it usually just happens to fall around the same time the group plans to release a new CD on a competing label; just a coincidence, I’m sure!

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