#NewsNuggets: 8-2-19

#NewsNuggets: 8-2-19


The Mark Trammell Quartet announced Stephen Adair will leave the Dixie Echoes to join their group in early September. Jeff Hawkins of Cookesville, Tennessee will fill the tenor spot until Adair’s arrival.

In related news, the Dixie Echoes announced they are accepting auditions for the tenor position. Interested parties should submit their demos by email to [email protected]

IMC Concerts announced they are expanding their Praisefest brand in Branson, Missouri with a new event next fall called Praisefest Branson Fall Retreat. The promoters will continue their spring event in Branson as well.

Great American Jubilee is a new television program set to be distributed to more than 500 networks each week. Mike LeFevre, Karen Peck Gooch, and Danny Jones will serve as hosts for the new venture with a launch date planned for early 2020.


Please pray for Daniel Riley of Gold City who is awaiting surgery for an broken ankle while also recovering from surgery on a broken wrist. Riley suffered these injuries after falling from a ladder on Tuesday, July 23. He had surgery for his wrist on July 26, but the doctors are waiting on swelling to go down before attempting surgery on his ankle.


August 2 – Ivan Parker – Feels Like Home (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 9 – Michael Booth – Dear Yesterday (CD)
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)
August 23 – Legacy Five – Pure Love (CD)
August 30 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – You Are Loved (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 – Kingdom Heirs – Everything In Between (CD)
October 4 – Zach Williams – Rescue Story (CD)
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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  1. Reply August 02, 16:04 #1 Darrell

    I’ll be interested to hear Stephen with the MTQ. In my mind, I hear him singing those old-time, classic songs with the Echoes. Not that his new group doesn’t sing the classics,they just do a lot more “modern sounding” songs than his former group. But I have a feeling he will fit right in. Just like Gus has done with Tribute….

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