#NewsNuggets: 3-23-18

#NewsNuggets: 3-23-18

Gospel Music Happenings

  • Singing News announced the Top 10 finalists for the 2018 Fan Awards. Click HERE to view the entire list.
  • The National Quartet Convention announced that TBN has renewed the Main Stage series for a fourth season. Hosted by Jason Crabb, the first episode airs tomorrow, March 24, at 5:30 PM (EDT) on TBN.
  • Tim Lovelace released a new concept video for “Living In A Coffee World.”

Worth Reading

  • Ever wonder where shape notes come from? Our own Kyle Boreing (who learned how to read shape notes at the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in 2001) found an article on Britannica.com on the history of this beloved method of singing/sight-reading. Check it out here.

Releasing Today

  • March 23 – Various Artists – Fanny Crosby: Newly Discovered Hymns & Songs

  • March 23 – Craig Duncan & The Appalachian Music Orchestra – Smoky Mountain Fifties (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.

  • March 30 – The Talleys – Finest Hour (CD)

  • April 6 – The Hoppers – Honor The First Families Of Gospel Music (CD/DVD)

  • April 20 – Jason Crabb – Unexpected (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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