#NewsNuggets: 4-19-19

by David Bruce Murray | April 19, 2019 2:00 PM

GOSPEL MUSIC HAPPENINGS

Squire Parsons has announced his retirement from touring. Parsons’ career spans 50 years, beginning with a stint with the West Virginia-based Calvarymen in 1969. Parsons has endured health problems over the past few years.

The latest single by Joseph Habedank (“Shame On Me”) will only be released to stream on Apple Music and download on iTunes according to press material issued this week. To explain the rationale behind this decision, Habedank stated, “Apple refused to join an appeal to the recent Copyright Royalty Board ruling giving songwriters only their second major pay raise in over 110 years. Apple honored songwriters, and I am honoring them in this way.”

On a related, ironic note, the official video[1] for Habedank’s “Shame On Me” was released on YouTube this week by Daywind Records. The video includes the same audio said to be exclusive to Apple/iTunes, plus an introductory backstory by Habedank. YouTube’s parent company, Google, is one that has gone on record[2] opposing the higher royalties advocated by Apple.

Absolutely Gospel Music honored their partly-industry nominated, partly-fan-voted award winners for 2019 on Tuesday. Click HERE[3] to view the complete list of winners.

Having completed his biblical studies at Liberty University, Richard Hyssong of The Hyssongs was recently ordained into the gospel ministry.

Singing News editor Danny Jones announced the launch of a new weekly podcast called Danny’s Diary. Jones’ podcast will be available in May, coinciding with the month Singing News will begin its 51st year of publication.

The Mountain Fever Music Group has added a new gospel/inspirational label imprint, Morning Glory Music. The first release on the Morning Glory Music label will be an all-Gospel project featuring the talents of Alan Bibey & Grasstowne titled Gonna Rise & Shine.

Releasing Today

April 19 – Mallory Hope – Out Of My Hands (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube[4])

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.

April 26 – Joseph Habedank – Deeper Oceans (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube[5])
April 26 – The Talleys – Hymns Of The Faith (CD)
April 26 – The Kingdom Heirs – Something Good: Volume Two (CD)
April 26 – The Inspirations – Right Where He Is (CD)
May 10 – Steven Curtis Chapman – A Great Adventure: Live Performances Of Timeless Hits (DVD/CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube[6])
May 10 – Orla Fallon – Sweet By And By: Americana Songs Of Inspiration And Hope (CD)
May 10 – Craig Duncan – Colonial Hymns (CD)
May 10 – Masters Voice – Vintage (CD)
May 10 – The Old Paths – Hits! (CD)

May 17 – Carolina – American Morning (CD)
(Listen Here – YouTube[7])

May 17 – Chris Rice – Untitled Hymn: A Collection Of Hymns (CD)
May 17 – Adam Crabb – Clean (CD)
May 24 – Jimmy Fortune – God & Country (CD)
May 31 – Tim Menzies – His Name Is Jesus (CD)
May (available exclusively direct from Hampton. [8]“As soon as the project is ready, it will be shipped out!”) – Wes Hampton – Hymns (CD)
June 7 – The Kingsmen – Victory Shout (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
June 7 – Patsy Cline – Hits & Hymns (CD)
June 7 – Gloria Gaynor – Testimony (CD)
June 14 – Michael Booth – Dear Yesterday (CD)

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Endnotes:
  1. official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTT2sreYcOo
  2. gone on record: https://variety.com/2019/music/news/spotify-google-and-pandora-go-to-u-s-appeals-court-to-overturn-royalty-increase-exclusive-1203157697/
  3. HERE: http://www.absolutelygospel.com/agm/2019/04/17/2019-absolutely-gospel-music-award-winners/
  4. Preview Here – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz81ult2sq8
  5. Preview Here – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTT2sreYcOo
  6. Preview Here – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUN7TjG8NJo
  7. Listen Here – YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mCK339TyjXPuEU1joHK00LJ6Cdmr1ZQk4
  8. direct from Hampton. : https://www.weshampton.com/product-page/wes-hampton-hymns

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