#NewsNuggets: 9-14-18

#NewsNuggets: 9-14-18

Gospel Music Happenings

  • McCray Dove announced he is retiring from traveling full-time at the end of 2018. Remaining Dove Brothers dates for 2018 will feature Larry Heustess as well as McCray and Eric Dove. McCray’s long-term plans include serving as pastor of a church in Colorain, North Carolina.
  • Gold City has added G W Southard to fill the pianist position vacated earlier this year by Bryan Elliott.
  • Former Gold City musician and evangelist Adam Borden announced he is now offering bass guitar lessons via video chat, billing it as “Basstime On Facetime.” If you are interested in taking lessons, click HERE to contact Borden through his website.


  • Long-time Blackwood Brothers tenor and Grand Ole Gospel Reunion favorite Bill Shaw passed away on September 7. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 16 in Anderson, South Carolina.

Releasing Today

  • September 14 – Jim Brady Trio – Hope Keeps Writing The Song (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 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 21 – Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing – Heaven’s Jubilee! Live At First Baptist Indian Trail (DVD)

  • September 24 – Mylon Hayes Family – Enjoy The Journey (CD)

  • September 28 – The Wisecarvers – Silhouette (CD)

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

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

  • September 28 – Riley Harrison Clark – Welcome To Me (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 – It Must Be Christmas (CD/DVD)

  • October 19 – Various Artists – Bill Gaither’s Best Of Homecoming 2019 (CD)

  • October 19 – Various Artists – Country Gospel Collection (CD)

  • October 19 – Craig Duncan – Colonial Christmas (CD)

  • November 2 – Gold City – Hope For The Journey (CD)

  • November 2 – Selah – Greatest Hits (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 September 14, 17:13 #1 Piano Player

    The Ball Brothers announced on social media that they’ve hired Rhett Roberts as their new vocalist.

  2. Reply September 14, 18:47 #2 Daniel

    One group is coming out with Hope for the Journey and another Enjoy the Journey. Any other “journeys” to bundle together?

    • Reply September 15, 00:04 David Bruce Murray Author

      You could do a chain carrying over a word from each title to the next title.
      Enjoy The Journey>Hope for The JOURNEY>HOPE Keeps Writing The Song>The Singer And The SONG

  3. Reply September 19, 10:13 #3 Pablo

    David Phelps’ album name is “It Must Be Christmas”, and it will be released as a CD and DVD boundle.


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