#NewsNuggets: 9-8-17

#NewsNuggets: 9-8-17

Recent Happenings

  • Michael Combs announced he will make his first ever NQC mainstage appearance as part of Jeff & Sheri Easter’s Wednesday evening set.
  • Daywind Music Publishing announced the addition of songwriter Hunter Leath to its roster of songwriters.
  • Michigan-based Master’s Promise announced that Jamie Streetman, fiance of group member Rachel Sancricca, is replacing five-year veteran Katelyn Montgomery at the end of 2017. Streetman is the current lead singer for Paul’s Journey.
  • It was announced that at least 20 of Christian Music’s top artists will unite on September 20 in Grand Prairie, Texas for Night Of Hope, a Hurricane Harvey relief concert. Jason Crabb and Zach Williams are two of the artists scheduled to appear.

Prayer Request

  • Please remember several Southern Gospel artists who had damage to product, sound equipment, and vehicles at a parking lot that was flooded in Goodlettsville, Tennessee last week. Groups affected included the Chuck Wagon Gang, Legacy Five, and The Perrys.

Trivia Nugget

  • There have been three versions of the Talleys/Talley Trio with Roger Talley being the common denominator. Prior to joining the Hopper Brothers & Connie in 1974, Roger, his brother Kirk, and sister Diane, sang together and recorded at least two albums. In January 1983, the second version of the Talleys consisted of Roger, Kirk, and Roger’s wife, Debra. They sang until the early 1990s. In 1995, a local bank asked Roger to put together a Christmas program. The appearance by Roger, Debra, and their daughter, Lauren, led to more calls for concerts, so in 1996, the third version of the Talleys hit the road.

Releasing Today

  • September 8 – Cathedrals – Radio Days (CD reissue)

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

  • September 8 – Cody McCarver – Rise Up (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 15 – Collingsworth Family – That Day Is Coming (DVD)

  • 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 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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  1. Reply September 15, 19:15 #1 quartet-man

    Every time I see the Kingdom Heirs cover, I think of this one:

    Has anyone gotten the Alive Deep In the Heart of Texas DVD yet? Is it pressed or burned? What is the quality? Is it from the original tape, or someone’s worn out VHS copy?

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