#NewsNuggets: 9-7-18

by | Sep 7, 2018 | News

Gospel Music Happenings

  • This week, The Ball Brothers were featured in a Sports Illustrated article that clears up any confusion folks may have about the gospel group vs. a family of basketball players also named Ball. Click HERE to read it.
  • On a related note, the Sports Illustrated article revealed the name of the new bass singer for The Ball Brothers, Rhett Robert.
  • Ken and Jean Grady’s Gospel Music Today can now be viewed on Faith Channel 15 in Waycross, Georgia.


  • Long-time Blackwood Brothers tenor and Grand Ole Gospel Reunion favorite Bill Shaw passed away this morning, September 7.

Releasing Today

  • 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)

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 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. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.


  1. Justin

    *awaits Esther’s weekly appearance*

  2. Darrell

    I was very happy to see the new Gold City album on this list. As in, an album with actual NEW SONGS on it. Not just old hits that were redone by the current lineup. I believe the last time this happened was all the way back at the end of 2011 when they released “Somebody’s Coming”. That’s almost 7 years. When’s the last time a full time SG singing group went that long between mainline album releases……..?

  3. Brad

    I’m super excited for the new Gold City album! I saw them in concert recently and they sang “Those Same Hands” and it is a great song. I can’t think of another group that has gone that long without a new mainline release although I guess “Hymn Revival” was considered a mainline release because it got full production and had a great radio single in “Power of the Cross”.

  4. Kyle Boreing

    Even “Somebody’s Coming” took a year and a half to see completed due to lineup changes mid-production.

    What’s even more surprising is the fact that, since 2003, every single Gold City album (mainline or table projects) has been recorded by a different lineup. If you count the new songs on “Treasures of Gold,” this is the first time in 15 years that the same vocal lineup has appeared on more than one album.


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