#NewsNuggets: 3-1-19

#NewsNuggets: 3-1-19

Gospel Music Happenings

Beulah Music and the Squire Parsons Evangelistic Association announced Parsons plans to resume his live performance schedule in April. 

Sonlite Records announced they have added the legendary Chuck Wagon Gang to their family of recording artists. Look for a new album in the summer of 2019.

In the wake of the departure of Layke Jones and the decision to proceed as a duo, Jim Brady announced the Jim Brady Trio will now be billed as Jim and Melissa Brady. Guest vocalists will be joining the duo at select dates.

The Harvesters announced Brenden Parker has joined the group to sing lead. Longtime lead singer Danny Parker (Brenden’s uncle) will shift to baritone, replacing Allen Hunter whose resignation was announced last week.


Former Wills Family member, promoter, songwriter, and Southern Gospel music’s first female booking agent Lou Wills Hildreth passed away on February 28. She was 90 years old.

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.

March 15 – Triumphant Quartet – Yes (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
March 22 – Old Paths – It’s Real (EPCD)
(Preview Here – Spotify)
March 22 – Steven Curtis Chapman – Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
March 29 – Russ Taff – I Still Believe (DVD Movie)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
April 12 – Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends – Because He Lives: 12 Easter Favorites (compilation CD)
April 12 – David Phelps – Hymnal (DVD)
(Studio CD Audio Here – YouTube)
April 26 – Joseph Habedank – Deeper Oceans (CD)
April 26 – The Inspirations – Right Where He Is (CD)
June 7 – The Kingsmen – Victory Shout (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)

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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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