#NewsNuggets: 5-1-2020

#NewsNuggets: 5-1-2020


Vine Records, which has been dormant for several years, has been reactivated as part of the StowTown family of labels. Vine will showcase bluegrass artists. The first release on the revived label features Lizzy Long and is out today. (See This Week’s Releases below.)

Main Street Music announced they have added Poet Voices to their Berry Hill Records label. New videos and music are planned for release this summer.

The Dixie Melody Boys announced tenor singer Derrick Boyd is leaving the group. Interested applicants for the tenor position should send a live recording, picture, and a brief bio to the following email address: [email protected]

The Booth Brothers are once again represented by The Harper Agency for concert bookings.

The Gatlin Brothers and Time-Life recently released four of their older albums to various digital streaming platforms. The album titles are: Family Gospel Favorites, Sincerely, Your Ticket to Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, and In My Life. (Click the album titles to listen on YouTube Music.)

Small Town Revival released a new concept video for their song “Mama’s Prayer” two day ago. Check it out below:


May 1 – Lizzy Long – Dreaming Again (CD)
May 1 – Jim Brickman – Songs Of Inspiration (CD)
May 1 – Canton Junction – Great Is Thy Faithfulness Live (CD/DVD)
May 1 – Various Artists – Silver Dollar City’s Diamond Jubilee: A Collection of Southern Gospel Favorites (CD)
May 1 – Reba Rambo – Confessions (Digital reissue of 1980 release)


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.

May 8 – The Kramers – The Hope Of All Tomorrows (CD)
May 15 – Down East Boys – Faithful Still (CD)
May 15 – The Steeles – A Song To Remind You (CD)
May 15 – LeFevre Quartet – Hope (CD)
May 29 – The Collingsworth Family – Mercy & Love: Live At Inspiration Encounter (DVD)
June 5 – The Old Paths – What Love Does (CD)
June 19 – The Browns – Brave (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 May 06, 19:43 #1 Brandon

    Lefevre Quartet have a new album coming out soon called Hope. Mike mentioned about it on Facebook today that they are releasing soon!

    • Reply May 06, 21:28 David Bruce Murray Author

      Thank you for letting us know!

      Sadly, and for no good reason I can understand, Daywind doesn’t publicize their new releases in advance or provide a list. I have asked them numerous times. It’s basically free publicity that we make available to them…oh well.

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