#NewsNuggets: 10-26-18

#NewsNuggets: 10-26-18

Gospel Music Happenings

  • The Hoppers were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame on October 18, 2018 at a ceremony held in Kannapolis, North Carolina. Other inductees included John Tesh, Chris Daughtry, Dolphus Ramseur, Luther Barnes, Calvin Richardson and Blind Boy Fuller.
  • Country/Bluegrass/Gospel legend Ricky Skaggs was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame at a ceremony held in Nashville, Tennessee on October 21, 2018 along with Texas fiddler Johnny Gimble and singer/songwriter Dottie West.
  • AB Gospel Agency announced they recently reached an agreement to represent soloist, Bob Sellers.

Releasing Today

  • October 26 – Children Of The Promise – Christ Is Born (CD)

  • October 26 – Josh Turner – I Serve A Savior (CD/DVD)

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.

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

  • November 2 – Kevin Williams – Front Porch Pickin’: Old Time Gospel Favorites (CD)

  • November 2 – Russ Taff – Believe (CD)

  • November 16 – Various Artists – The Best Hymn Songs Ever! (CD)

  • November 16 – Various Artists – Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout: Bluegrass Gospel from the Pen of Rick Lang (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 October 26, 18:34 #1 Joe Mannon

    I saw the Hoppers, sometime in the very early 60’s, in Madison-Mayodan, North Carolina. The group consisted of 5 brothers, with Connie playing the piano. They told the audience that they had just won the talent contest….I think at the National Quartet Convention, but not positive about that. They also told us that the concert that day was their first concert as professionals. Some have questioned that, since they were singing for a few years prior to that. But, that is my memory of that day.

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