#NewsNuggets: 1-19-19

#NewsNuggets: 1-19-19

Gospel Music Happenings

Barry Rowland & Deliverance joined Butler Music Group & Family Music Group. A new recording is in the works.

Lindsey Graham recently sang for a New Year’s Conference that was televised throughout the country of Sweden.

Gold City announced The Dominion Agency will be exclusively booking their personal appearances and coordinating their tour schedule.

Former Dixie Melody Boys tenor Matt Felts joined contemporary Christian artist Carmen’s ministry team.

Absolutely Gospel announced the 2019 nominees for their annual music awards. Click HERE to view the entire list of nominees.


Suzan Kaye Speer, oldest child and only daughter of the late Faye and Brock Speer, passed away on January 7, 2019 after a long illness. Suzan traveled with The Speer Family in the early 1970s and was known for her recitation of “There’s Something About That Name.”  A memorial service was held on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Released Yesterday

January 18 – Tiffany Coburn – Near To The Heart: Cherished Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration (CD)
January 18 – Stan Whitmire – Best Of Stan Whitmire: Hymns And Gospel Favorites (CD)
January 18 – Various Artists – Homecoming Artists Sing The Songs Of Bill & Gloria Gaither (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.

February 1 – The Singing Contractors – Working On A Building: Hymns & Gospel Classics (CD/DVD)
February 22 – Various Artists – NQC Live Volume 18 (CD)
March ?? – Annie Moses Band – Under The Tree Of Life (CD) (not final artwork)
March 15 – Triumphant Quartet – Yes (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 January 19, 15:23 #1 Daniel h

    Recently a aw Gold City with the Kingsmen in Hattiesburg and both groups are doing great things with their current line up. Might not be what their news was about this week but it needed to be said.

  2. Reply January 19, 21:34 #2 Tad Kirkland

    Doesn’t it seem like an unusually slow time in SG? There doesn’t appear to be a release from a major group until March with Triumphant. I guess not many group member changes announcements is a good thing. Still bummed about the Jim Brady Trio.

    • Reply January 19, 22:00 David Bruce Murray Author

      Not really. Most Southern Gospel releases come out in the spring and summer. There’s a rush to get albums completed in time for the National Quartet Convention and of course, the Christmas season. It would be more unusual if there were a lot of releases in January and February.

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