#NewsNuggets: 10-4-19

by | Oct 4, 2019 | News


The Gospel Music Association announced the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards will include a tribute celebrating Bill and Gloria Gaither. Bill Gaither along with the Gaither Vocal Band, Matt Maher, Mark Lowry, Bart Millard, Michael English, Russ Taff, and David Phelps will collaborate for this special segment. The awards show will be held on October 15 in Nashville, Tennessee and will air exclusively on Trinity Broadcasting Network October 20 at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST.

The GMA also released a list of presenters for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards. These include: Lauren Daigle, John Crist, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Zach Williams, Blanca, Brown Bannister, Don Moen, Evan Craft,Gloria Gaither, Nicole C. Mullen, Point of Grace, Shirley Caesar, and William McDowell. Previously announced performers include MercyMe, Lecrae, Phil Wickham, Brian Johnson and the Bethel Music Band, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Cece Winans, TobyMac, Hillsong Worship, and Kirk Franklin. More peformer and presenter announcements are forthcoming.

The International Bluegrass Music Association presented their annual awards on Thursday, September 26. Click HERE to view the complete list of winners.


Please keep French Lick, Indiana disc jockey (WFLQ) Randall Hamm in your prayers. Hamm recently suffered a heart attack which will require bypass surgery in the coming weeks. He is being treated for the infection which needs to clear up before the surgery can happen.


October 4 – Zach Williams – Rescue Story (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.

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 – A Jazzy Little Christmas – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (CD) – “Sizzle Video
October 11 – Amy Grant – Christmas (LP set includes reissues of Home for Christmas, A Christmas Album, & A Christmas To Remember + 2 new Christmas songs)
October 11 – Amy Grant – Home For Christmas (LP)
October 11 – The Lore Family – Hidden Blessings (CD)
October 11 – Chonda Pierce – Unashamed (DVD/Bible Study)
October 18 – Donna King – All The Lights (CD)
October 18 – Avalon – Called (CD)
October 18 – The Erwins – What Christmas Really Means (CD)
October 18 – The Collingsworth Family – A True Family Christmas (CD)
October 21 (estimated ship date from artist) – The Ball Brothers – Christmastime Volume II (CD)
October 25 – Gaither Vocal Band – Reunion Live (CD/DVD)
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)
November 1 – Various Artists – Singing News Top Ten Southern Gospel Songs Of 2019 (CD)
November 22 – Mark Bishop – Beautiful Day (CD)
November 22 – 3 Heath Brothers – Who We Are (CD)

October ?? – High Road – Album Title TBA (CD)

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.


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