#NewsNuggets: 8-24-18

by | Aug 24, 2018 | News

Gospel Music Happenings

  • The Dunaways announced the addition of new group member Landon Villines.
  • Mark 209 announced they are conducting auditions for a bass singer following the departure of Ray Woconish who sang with the group for the past 6 years. Interested applicants should submit their head-shot, resume, and demo by email at: bass@mark209.com.


  • Polly Lewis Williamson Copsey of the Lewis Family passed away Sunday, August 19. Her funeral service was held in Lincolnton, Georgia on Tuesday, August 21.

Releasing Today

  • August 24 – Down East Boys – One Day In The Past (CD)

  • August 24 – Soul’d Out Quartet – Run To The Light (CD)

  • August 24 – Gaither Vocal Band – Special Anniversary Collection (CD)

  • August 24 – The Erwins – Watch & See (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.

  • September 7 – The Collingsworth Family – Mercy & Love (CD)

  • September 7 – Various Artists – God Bless The Broken Road (CD “inspired by” motion picture)

  • September 7 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 2018 (CD)

  • September 14 – Jim Brady Trio – Hope Keeps Writing The Song (CD)
  • September 21 – Various Artists – Country Faith Southern Gospel (CD)
  • September 21 – Joseph Habedank – Hymns With Friends (CD)

  • September 21 – Joey+Rory – The Singer And The Song: The Best Of Joey+Rory (CD/DVD)

  • September 28 – The Wisecarvers – Silhouette (CD)

  • September 28 – Steve Ladd – Come Up Clean (EP)

  • September 28 – Three Bridges – Our Story (CD)

  • October 5 – Gold City – Hope For The Journey (CD)
  • October 5 – Various Artists – Bill Gaither’s Classic Country Gospel Collection (CD)

  • October 5 – Ivan Parker – Christmas Dreaming (CD)

  • October 19 – The Guardians – Ready For Revival (CD)

  • October 19 – Various Artists – Joy: The Ultimate Christmas Collection (CD)

  • October 19 – David Phelps – Christmas Title To Be Announced (CD)
  • November 2 – Selah – Greatest Hits (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. Anonmymous

    We were surprised to see that you are promoting Rory Feek’s CD. He is hosting a “gay” wedding for his daughter on his own, personal farm in October and is blatantly promoting homosexuality ~ something God’s Word calls abomination. It is unbelievable that anyone who is a Christian or within the Christian music industry would condone or promote anything this man does. What he is doing is just plain wrong and should never be supported by Christians. To prove that what we are saying is true, just look at one of the very first chapters in his new book. He tells all about it and blasphemously says “God sent his daughter Wendy.” Very disappointed to see that you are condoning him, let alone promoting him.

    • David Bruce Murray

      We simply provide the information on what date CDs are being released by well-known artists in Southern Gospel and other genres bordering Southern Gospel.

      We don’t condone or promote any form of sin. All have sinned and require God’s forgiveness for salvation. This includes people who refuse to give their real name when admonishing someone else for sinning from what they believe is a comfortable distance.

    • David Bruce Murray

      And thank you, by the way, for assuming we already knew about the situation and chose to “condone and promote it.” I knew nothing about it before reading your comment, but that didn’t stop you from jumping to that conclusion.

  2. Incognito

    Good old Anonymous. History has consistently demonstrated that we can always count on accurate news reporting from him.


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