#NewsNuggets: 8-11-17

by | Aug 11, 2017 | News

Recent Happenings

  • The Kentucky Music Hall Of Fame announced their 2018 inductees will include Jason Crabb. Other inductees in the class of 2018 are David “Stringbean” Akeman, Dale Ann Bradley,  Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon and Bobby Lewis.
  • The Gospel Music Association announced the finalists for the 2017 Dove Awards. Click HERE to view the entire list. Winners will be announced in October.
  • The Diamond Awards announced their Top Five Finalists. Click HERE to vote. Winners will be announced during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention in October.


  • Lisa Hamblen Jaserie, former singer and CEO of Hamblen Music Company, passed away on July 25. A memorial service will be held in Los Angeles, California tomorrow.

Trivia Nugget

  • As teenagers in 1954, Lisa and Veeva Hamblen recorded “Open Up Your Heart (And Let The Sunshine In)” at 33 1/3 RPM, but the song was released as a 45 single. This predecessor to the “Chipmunks effect” is said to be the first instance of sped up voices used in a popular recording. Click HERE to give it a listen.

Releasing Today

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

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 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 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 – 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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