#NewsNuggets: 9-1-17

#NewsNuggets: 9-1-17

Recent Happenings

  • In a press release last week, the Blackwood Brothers formally acknowledged the hiring of lead singer Jonathan Mattingly. Mattingly has been traveling with the group for several weeks. He replaced Michael Helwig.
  • Chonda Pierce announced a new tour titled “Getting Back To Funny.” She will travel to more than 25 cities across the country starting September 15.
  • The re-release of Alan Jackson’s DVD Precious Memories: Live At The Ryman reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Music Video sales chart last week. Chart positions are based on data collected by Nielsen Soundscan.


Trivia Nugget

  • Josh Singletary and Gary Casto have been members of the same group three times. They were both members of the Wilburns when that group retired in 2005. They formed Monument Quartet with Marshall Pugh and Dennis Dugger that same year, but the following year, they left Monument along with Dugger to form Tribute Quartet.

Releasing Today

  • September 1 – Mark Trammell Quartet – Great Moments (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.

  • 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 8 – Cody McCarver – Rise Up (CD)

  • September 15 – Michael English – Love Is The Golden Rule (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 3 – Chonda Pierce – Enough (DVD)
  • October 6 – Bradley Walker – Blessed: Hymns And Songs Of Faith (CD/DVD)

  • October 6 – Various – Country Faith Hymns (Vol 2) (CD)
  • October 6 – Various – Best Christmas Songs Ever (CD)
  • October 13 – Gaither Vocal Band – We Have This Moment (CD)

  • October 13 – Jonathan Wilburn – God & Country (CD)
  • October 20 – Alan Jackson – Let It Be Christmas (CD)

  • October 20 – Various Artists – Bill Gaither’s Best Of Homecoming 2018 (CD)

  • October 20 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – Sing It Again: A Collection Of Favorites (CD)

  • October 20 – The Perrys – A Very Perry Christmas (CD)

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

  • October 20 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Hymns In The Heartland (double CD)

  • October 20 – Charlie McCoy – Classic Country Christmas: Instrumental Holiday Standards Featuring Harmonica (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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