#NewsNuggets: 10-26-19

by | Oct 26, 2019 | News


Tony Gore announced he will be performing select dates with a live band in 2020. Members of the Sneed Family will be participating.

The two recording rooms at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC were recently upgraded with new wiring and state of the art recording equipment. Crossroads is the recording home of the Kingsmen, Inspirations, Kingdom Heirs, Talleys, and more top Southern Gospel artists.

The complete documentary, J.D. Sumner & The Stamps Quartet—a Video Portrait, is now available to stream on demand at www.CountryRoadTV.com (It’s a pay service, but use the code NEWHAVEN for a 30-day free trial). You can preview the documentary below.


Meurice LeFevre passed away yesterday, October 25, 2019. LeFevre occasionally performed with his parents and uncle (the LeFevres) when he was younger, but his primary role in the industry as an adult was managing the family’s various business ventures including SING Records and LeFevre Sound Studios.


October 21 (estimated ship date from artist) – The Ball Brothers – Christmastime Volume II (CD)
October 25 – Gaither Vocal Band – Reunion Live (CD/DVD)
Click HERE to watch a 49-minute preview.
October 25 – The Perrys – Keep Movin’ Along (CD)
October 25 – The Singing Contractors – Building A Christmas To Remember (CD)
October 25 – Lateral Blue – This Christmas (CD)
October 25 – Scott Miller – Mountain Frontier Christmas (CD)
October 25 – Órla Fallon – A Winter’s Tale (CD)
October 25 – The Oak Ridge Boys – Down Home Christmas (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.

November 1 – Donna Ulisse – Time For Love (CD)
November 1 – Various Artists – Singing News Top Ten Southern Gospel Songs Of 2019 (CD)
November 1 – Selah – Firm Foundation (CD)
November 1 – Amy Grant – Christmas (LP set includes reissues of Home for Christmas, A Christmas Album, & A Christmas To Remember + 2 new Christmas songs)
November 8 – Amy Grant – Home For Christmas (LP)
November 15 – HighRoad (self-titled) (CD)
November 22 – Mark Bishop – Beautiful Day (CD)
November 22 – 3 Heath Brothers – Who We Are (CD)
November 22 – The Singing Contractors – Building A Christmas To Remember (DVD)

November ?? – Karen Peck & New River – Lift His Name (CD)

Early 2020 – The Nelons – Peace At Last (CD)

Release Date TBA – The Sound – Album Title TBA (CD)

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David Bruce Murray

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.


  1. Brandon Coomer

    High Road’s New Day CD is self-titled and releases November 15.

    • David Bruce Murray

      Thanks Brandon!

      Of course, the first week I don’t check their Facebook page while preparing NewsNuggets is the same week they add a cover image plus the release date. :)


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