#NewsNuggets: 12-2-17

#NewsNuggets: 12-2-17

Gospel Happenings

  • The April Potter Agency announced the hiring of Joseph Reed as Agent and Director of Marketing.
  • The nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards were announced. Nominees for Best Roots Gospel Album include: The Best Of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 by The Collingsworth Family; Give Me Jesus by Larry Cordle; Resurrection by Joseph Habedank; Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope by Reba McEntire; and Hope For All Nations by Karen Peck & New River. Click HERE to see the full list of nominees.

Released Yesterday

  • December 1 – Chonda Pierce – Enough (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.

  • December 8 – Gene Watson – My Gospel Roots (CD)

  • January 9 – Chonda Pierce – Chonda Pierce Presents Stand-Up For Families (DVD)

  • January 23 – Johnny Minick & The Stewart Brothers – self-titled (CD)

  • January 23 – Dr. David Jeremiah – When Christ Appears (Hard Cover Book)

  • January 26 – Clear Skies – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (CD)

  • February 23 – Acoustic Hymns – Guy Penrod (CD)
  • February 23 – Amazing Grace: 14 Hymns and Gospel Favorites – Glen Campbell (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 December 02, 13:50 #1 Randall Hamm

    When will Guy Penrod, give us an original album, with new material ?

    • Reply December 02, 13:58 David Bruce Murray Author

      Probably never, as long as people keep buying this type of CD. He’s playing in my area in a couple of weeks, and tickets are $40. I want to hear something new from him as much as anyone, but he’s doing something right.

      • Reply December 04, 14:52 Kyle Boreing

        I still wish he would record a proper follow-up to “Breathe Deep.” I just wonder if he shopped that album around Nashville and couldn’t find a taker; the album was available independently for 6 months before Gaither gave it a retail release.

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