#NewsNuggets: 11-22-19

#NewsNuggets: 11-22-19

Poet Voices

Former Melody Masters bass singer Cyle Cornish has joined Poet Voices replacing Brandon Barry. In recent years, Cornish has sung with a regional group while continuing to operate Lighthouse Sportswear, an apparel and merchandise company whose clients include the National Quartet Convention.

Brian Free

Abraham Productions announced Brian Free has accepted an invitation to join the concert promotion company’s Board of Directors. Free joins concert promoter and pastor Bill Bailey who also accepted an invitation to serve on Abraham Productions’ board a few weeks ago.

The nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards were announced on Tuesday. Nominees in the Best Roots Gospel Album category include Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows (Steven Curtis Chapman), Testimony (Gloria Gaynor), Deeper Oceans (Joseph Habedank), His Name Is Jesus (Tim Menzies), and Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout (a various artists album produced by Jerry Salley). Click HERE to view the entire list of Grammy nominees.

The Talleys have announced 2020 will be their final year touring full-time. Roger and Debra Talley will turn their attention to the recording studio and speaking engagements. Lauren Talley plans to expand her current solo appearances to a full-time schedule. Watch the full announcement below (or click HERE).


Please keep Jason Clark of The Nelons in your prayers who is expected to have open heart surgery in the coming days. Clark is scheduled to meet with his surgeon on Tuesday.


November 18* – Sisters – Here’s A Reminder (CD)
*This is an estimated ship date, not a specific release date. Click HERE to pre-order.
November 22 – The Browns – Christmas In Our Hometown (CD)
November 22 – Michael Wayne Smith – Peace On Earth (CD)
November 22 – Jay Stone Singers – Timeless (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 22 – Johnny Minick – The Joy Of 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 24 – The Whisnants & Mark Trammell Quartet – ‘Tis The Season (CD)
November 29 – The Sound – Make It Count (CD)

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

December 8 – Sherry Anne – How Are Ya, Arya? (Children’s Book)

December 13 – Reba Rambo – Lady (digital release of 1977 album)

Early 2020 – The Nelons – Peace At Last (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 November 25, 15:06 #1 Harry Hughes

    On December 13, Reba Rambo’s album Lady will be available on itunes and other digital media.

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