#NewsNuggets: 7-17-20

#NewsNuggets: 7-17-20


The Pennsylvania Gospel Music Festival has been postponed until September 3-4, 2021. Those who have already purchased tickets for the 2020 event have the option of a refund or rolling them over for the 2021 event.

The Gatlinburg Gathering scheduled for August 19-20, 2020 has been cancelled. Because the Gatlinburg Gathering is not being rescheduled for 2021, those who have purchased tickets must contact Abraham Productions to request a refund by August 25, 2020. Any ticket money not refunded by August 25 will be distributed as a gift to the artists who were scheduled to appear at the event.

Singing News magazine has added Nick Trammell to their roster of writers. Trammell’s new column will be called “Lasting Impressions” and is set to debut in the August 2020 issue.


Former Prophets, Stamps, Statesmen, Singing Americans, Masters V, Golden Covenant, and Songfellows baritone Ed Hill passed away. His career spanned from the 1950s until around 2018.

A Memorial Service will be held for Gary McSpadden Saturday, July 25 in Branson, Missouri. McSpadden passed away on April 15.


July 17 – The McKameys – Live Like No Other (CD/DVD)


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.

August 28 – The Collingsworth Family – Worship From Home (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 July 17, 16:40 #1 Daniel h

    The Raynes Family releases an album today that quickly went into the top 10 Christian/gospel download chart.

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