#NewsNuggets: 12-29-17

by | Dec 29, 2017 | News

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the entire staff at MusicScribe, we wish all of our readers success in 2018. May you see Christ at work. We plan to continue keeping you informed of pertinent news, and of course, we’ll be analyzing new music and sharing our opinions with you as it is released.

Thank you for reading! Without you, we’d just be talking to ourselves, and where’s the fun in that? – DBM

Gospel Music Happenings

  • The newly formed Port City Quartet announced members for their first concert in Lumberton, North Carolina tomorrow night include Robert Fulton (Tenor), Joseph Offenberger (Lead), Terry Carter (Baritone), Will Lane (Bass), and Joe Lane (Piano). (Fulton has stated he is only filling in for the evening, not joining the group permanently.)

Prayer Request

  • Please keep Peg McKamey in your prayers as she recovers from open heart surgery.


  • Former Lewis Family member Miggie Lewis passed away Tuesday, December 26 after a brief illness. A memorial service was held on Thursday in Hephzibah, Georgia.

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.

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

  • January 26 – Gaither Vocal Band, The Gatlin Brothers, & The Oak Ridge Boys – Country Roots And Gospel Favorites (CD/DVD)

  • February 23 – Guy Penrod – Blessed Assurance (CD)

  • February 23 – Glen Campbell – Amazing Grace: 14 Hymns and Gospel Favorites (CD)
  • March 9 – Various Artists –¬†Fanny Crosby: Newly Discovered Hymns & Songs
  • March 16 – The Oak Ridge Boys – 17th Avenue Revival (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.


  1. Anthony

    Is Chris Jenkins back with the Kingsmen or is it temporary?

    • David Bruce Murray

      Bob Sellers has posted on Facebook that Jenkins is the new tenor, so as far as I know, it’s permanent. There has been no official announcement from the group that I’ve seen.


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