#NewsNuggets: 2-1-19

#NewsNuggets: 2-1-19

Gospel Music Happenings

The Anchormen announced the departure of lead singer Ronnie Bright. Anyone interested in auditioning for the position of lead singer should send a MP3 or WAV demo with a brief bio and a high res photo head shot to [email protected]

Nomination’s are now open for the 2019 Diamond Awards. Click HERE to vote.

The 2019 Singing News Songwriters Search is underway. Click HERE for details on how to enter.

Bluegrass gospel group LakeSide has added Lucas Blankenship (son of group owner, Greg Blankenship) and John Robert Freels.


Edd Easter of the Easter Brothers passed away on Wednesday, January 30. His funeral service will be held Saturday, February 2 at Buffalo Ridge Pentecostal Holiness Church in Stuart, Virginia. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Released Today

February 1 – The Singing Contractors – Working On A Building: Hymns & Gospel Classics (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.

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)
March 22 – Old Paths – It’s Real (EPCD)

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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 February 11, 21:24 #1 QJ

    A high-res “head-shot”? What on earth does that have to do with picking the best singer for a group?? LOL

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