#NewsNuggets: 5-25-18

#NewsNuggets: 5-25-18

Gospel Music Happenings

  • Kasey Kemp, Corey Lackey, and Jacob Lagesse have formed a new male trio called Avenue. The group’s scheduling will be handle by The Dominion Agency and they will record for Song Garden Music Group.
  • Gadsden, Alabama’s mixed group Exodus announced Cole Watson has left the group to join the Troy Burns Family. Lead singers interested in auditioning should call (256) 312-5639.
  • Mixed trio 11th Hour announced Logan Smith has joined their group. Smith replaces Grant Gibson who left to join Karen Peck & New River earlier this year.
  • Check out the new lyric video released this week featuring the Perrys singing “Find Me Faithful.”

Releasing Today

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.

  • June 1 – The Isaacs – Favorites Revisited By Request (CD)

  • June 1 – Various Artists – NOW Country: Songs of Inspiration (CD)

  • June 12 – I Can Only Imagine (DVD feature-length film)

  • June 22 – Greater Vision – Life Is A Song (CD)

  • June 29 – Lynda Randle – Homecoming Favorites & Songs Of Inspiration (CD/DVD)

  • July 13 – Jordan Family Band – Reach (CD)

  • July 13 – Sunday Drive – A Million Miles (CD)

  • July 13 – The Martins – Still Standing (CD)

  • July 13 – Jim Brady Trio – Lost (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 May 30, 21:01 #1 Nathan H. Olweiler

    I would like to read a discussion on the topic of Christian SoundScan creates exclusive sales chart for singing news, that was posted in the may 2018 issue of SN.

    • Reply May 31, 11:21 David Bruce Murray Author

      My first observation after seeing the chart posted in the June issue is that as a general rule, it would appear that Southern Gospel DJs are not playing the same groups that Southern Gospel fans are buying.

      Well, they are playing most of them, I guess, but I just noticed several groups that have reached number one on the airplay charts in recent months are not selling enough product to make the list.

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