#NewsNuggets: 1-31-20

#NewsNuggets: 1-31-20

Bruce Taliaferro who sang lead for Gold City from 2008-2010 has returned to fill the same role in the wake of Scott Brand’s resignation. Brand had been traveling with the group since 2016.

Former Mark Trammell Quartet tenor Blake Buffin announced the formation of a new quartet called Mission IV. Joining Buffin in the new venture are Josh Worley, Bryan Potteiger, and former Stamps Quartet tenor singer Brian Worley.

The McKameys announced the engagement of guitarist and featured vocalist Eli Fortner to Alexia Lauren, a makeup artist and esthetician from Waynesville, North Carolina.

The Leconte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN (location of the National Quartet Convention) announced a covered pedestrian bridge is being installed over Teaster Lane. New parking lots were in the process of being installed on the opposite side of t0he 4-lane highway in 2019 and buses were used to shuttle fans back and forth; this new bridge will provide a second option to access the parking lots.


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.

February 7 – Scott Miller, Jim Wood – Mountain Frontier: A Musical Celebration Of The Pioneer Spirit (CD) (Preview “The Old Natchez Trace” HERE)
February 21 – Randy Travis – Precious Memories: Hymns & Gospel Favorites (DVD)
February 21 – Karen Peck & New River – Lift His Name (CD) (Preview “Ain’t No Grave” HERE)
February 28 – The Crabb Family – 20/20 (CD/LP) (pre-order HERE) (Preview “My King Is Known By Love” HERE)
February 28 – The Taylors – Salvation’s Song (CD)
March 20 – The Sound – Make It Count (LP)
March 30 – Charles Billingsley – I Was Made For This (CD)
March 27, 2020 – Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers – For The Record (LP)
April 17. 2020 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Something Beautiful: Our Favorite Songs By Bill & Gloria Gaither (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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