#NewsNuggets: 8-16-19

#NewsNuggets: 8-16-19


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced the 2019 Golden Note Award will be presented to Russ and Tori Taff at their awards show on August 21. This award is presented to songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones.

August 9 – Melissa Brady – Shine (CD)

After teasing fans for several weeks, Melissa Brady released a new album titled Shine last Friday and announced she is partnering with a new record label, 65 South. We heard the news in time to include the album title in last Friday’s News Nuggets article, but we did not have access to the cover art in time to share it…so here it is now.

Ashley Franks, Katy Peach, and Jaquita Lindsey launched a new blog called Melody Without Measure. The new venture’s stated goal is to “share a more open and honest dialogue about life, ministry, motherhood, marriage, music, health, and more.”

Click HERE to view the complete list of 2019 Dove Awards nominees announced this past week by the Gospel Music Association. Names familiar to Southern Gospel fans appear in the Bluegrass/Country/Roots, Inspirational, Instrumental, and Musical categories in addition to the Southern Gospel Artist, Song, and Album categories, so be sure to check all of those out.


August 16 – Lauren Talley – Glorious God: Songs Of Worship & Wonder (CD/Digital) (Download pre-order)
August 16 – Lauren Talley – Loudest Praise: Hymns Of Mercy, Love & Grace (CD/Digital) (Download pre-order)
August 16 – Booth Brothers – Country Roads (CD/DVD)
August 16 – Greater Vision – You’ve Arrived (CD)


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.

August 23 – Legacy Five – Pure Love (CD)
August 30 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – You Are Loved (CD)
August 30 – The Chuck Wagon Gang – No Depression In Heaven (CD)
August 30, 2019 – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Live In Prague Czech Republic (CD)
September 6 – Jason Barie – As The Ramblin’ Fiddler Starring In Pieces (CD)
September 13 – Cana’s Voice – Don’t Wanna Miss This (CD)

September 20 – Brian Free & Assurance – How Good Does Grace Feel? (CD)

September 27 – Jimmy Fortune – God & September 27 – Jimmy Fortune – God & Country (DVD)
September 27 – Kingdom Heirs – Everything In Between (CD)
September 27 – 11th Hour – A Lot With A Little (CD)
October 4 – Zach Williams – Rescue Story (CD)
October 11 – Carolina Boys Quartet – Take A Stand (CD)
October 11 – Master’s Voice – The Season To Sing (CD)
October 11 – Down East Boys – Comfort And Joy (CD)
October 11 – 11th Hour – The Greatest Gift (CD)

October 11 – (Christmas Project) – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (CD) – “Sizzle Video

October 18 – The Erwins – What Christmas Really Means (CD)
October 18 – The Collingsworth Family – A True Family Christmas (CD)
October 25 – The Oak Ridge Boys – Down Home Christmas (CD)

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – High Road

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Tribute Quartet

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Karen Peck & New River

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Wilburn & Wilburn

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – Nelons

2019 Release Date & Album Title TBA – The Sound

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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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