#NewsNuggets: 3-31-18

#NewsNuggets: 3-31-18

Gospel Music Happenings

  • Karen Peck & New River announced the addition of vocalist Grant Gibson. Gibson replaces Ricky Braddy who left the group approximately three months ago.
  • In related news, Gibson’s former group, 11th Hour, is taking auditions for a lead vocalist. Logan Smith will be filling in until a replacement for Gibson is named. Interested parties should send a resume to [email protected]
  • Today it was announced that The Hoppers will be honored with induction into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. Other inductees include John Tesh, Chris Daughtry, Dolphus Ramseur, Luther Barnes, Calvin Richardson, and Blind Boy Fuller. The induction is set to take place on October 18, 2018, in Kannapolis, NC.
  • 2018 winners at the Christian Worldview Film Festival include Matthew Reith of Southern Raised, who finished in fourth place in the Fatherhood Commission Short Film Contest with his entry, “Wanna Be.” View Reith’s winning film below, and click HERE to view the list of all the winners.

Releasing Today

  • March 30 – The Talleys – Finest Hour (CD) – Click HERE to read our review!

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.

  • April 1 – The Williamsons – Give Them Jesus (CD)

  • April 3 – Point Of Grace – Beautiful Name (CD)

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

  • April 20 – Jason Crabb – Unexpected (CD)

  • April 20 – The Taylors – Faithful Again (CD)


  • May 18 – Gaither Vocal Band – We Have This Moment (DVD)

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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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