#NewsNuggets 5-24-19

#NewsNuggets 5-24-19


Dixie Melody Boys lead singer Josh Garner announced both he and tenor singer Jerry Skaggs are leaving the Dixie Melody Boys effective June 2, 2019.

Dixie Melody Boys owner and bass singer Ed O’Neal disputed rumors he might be selling or retiring the group. The 83-years-young O’Neal said he looks forward to getting back on the road with the DMB as soon as he is fully recovered from an April 1 automobile accident.

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The Pine Ridge Boys’ bus was damaged in an accident on May 18. Thankfully, no one was injured and the group was able to fulfill their weekend dates. The bus, however, did not make the trip and needs to be repaired.

Releasing Today

May 24 – Jimmy Fortune – God & Country (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)


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.

May 31 – Tim Menzies – His Name Is Jesus (CD)
May 31 – The McKameys – The Crown (CD)
June 7 – The Kingsmen – Victory Shout (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
June 7 – Patsy Cline – Hits & Hymns (CD)
June 7 – Gloria Gaynor – Testimony (CD)
(Preview Here – YouTube)
June 7 – Jeff Stice – Bridge (CD)
June 14 – Michael Booth – Dear Yesterday (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 May 24, 18:08 #1 Darrell

    The Dixie Melody Boys situation intrigues me. Unless they are prepared to not fulfill their dates after June 1, it seems that Willie will be the only one of the original group out on the road. Does that mean there are 3 other fill-in singers? And for how long? That setup doesn’t seem very much like the DMBs to me. Maybe it’s time for Ed to hang it up……. :-/

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