#NewsNuggets: 10-6-17

by | Oct 6, 2017 | News, Streaming Video

Gospel Happenings

  • Pianist Jeff Stice announced he will participate in the Hope Music Festival in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, October 9.
  • Louise Mandrell was the special guest of Triumphant Quartet as they celebrated their 15th anniversary earlier this week with a multi-day event. Mandrell gave Triumphant their start at her Pigeon Forge theater shortly after they formed in late 2002.
  • Brian Free & Assurance released a concept video for their latest single “He Can Take It.”


  • Southern Gospel Promoter Norm Basden, of Altoona, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, October 5 at St. Martins In the Pines near Birmingham, Alabama.

Trivia Nugget

  • In 2004, Triumphant Quartet changed their name from Integrity Quartet to Triumphant Quartet. The new name temporarily hit a snag after they learned of a group featuring former Kingsmen tenor Johnny Parrack that also going by Triumphant. They quickly worked out a deal where they would use the name Triumphant Quartet and Parrack’s group would be known as Johnny Parrack & Triumphant.

Releasing Today

  • October 6 – Bradley Walker – Blessed: Hymns And Songs Of Faith (CD/DVD)

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.

  • October 13 – Gaither Vocal Band – We Have This Moment (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)
  • October 27 – The Piano Guys – Christmas Together (CD)

  • November 3 – The Nelons – The Americana Sessions (CD)

  • November 3 – Zach Williams – Chain Breaker: Deluxe Edition (CD)

  • November 3 – Various Artists – Hope: Songs Of Encouragement & Inspiration (CD) (features Doug Anderson, TaRanda Greene, Janet Paschal, Jody McBrayer, The Browns, Lillie Knauls, The Taylors, Beyond The Ashes, and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)

  • November 10 – 11th Hour – Silence The Stones (CD)

  • November 10 – Jonathan Wilburn – Tell Me The Story (CD)

  • December 1 – Chonda Pierce – Enough (DVD)

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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. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

1 Comment

  1. David McGan

    I never knew that Triumphant had the issue with that name. I had never heard of Johnny Parrack & Triumphant. I HAVE heard of Triumphant Quartet — big time. Glad they worked it out!


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