#NewsNuggets: 8-21-20

#NewsNuggets: 8-21-20


The Pine Ridge Boys announced the departure of tenor singer Mike Maggard who has sung with the group since 2018. A commute of more than 5 hours plus limitations placed on the group in recent months by the COVID-19 pandemic factored into Maggard’s decision.

In related news, Pine Ridge Boys manager and bass singer Larry Stewart announced the additions of tenor singer Steven Williams and pianist Zachary Clark.

Due to limited concert dates during the COVID-19 pandemic, both Andrew Goldman and Troy Peach have left The Perrys to take other jobs. Group manager Libby Perry plans to wait until the group is able to resume a more consistent touring schedule before hiring permanent replacements. For the time being, the Perrys will appear with talented fill-in singers at upcoming concert dates.

In related news, Troy Peach announced he was recently hired by his home church, Hillcrest Baptist Church, in Lebanon, Tennessee to the position of Music Minister. Peach will also continue to host his radio program “Southern Nights” on Singing News Radio.

The 3 Heath Brothers recently won the Best Young Filmmaker award for their music video “Smell Of Smoke” at the Christian Worldview Film Festival. The annual event is sponsored by the Kendrick Brothers (Facing the Giants, Fireproof).

The Ark Encounter and Abraham Productions jointly announced the “world’s largest Christian music festival.” Billed as 40 Days & 40 Nights of Gospel Music at The Ark, the festival is scheduled for August 2, 2021 thru September 10 in 2021 at The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky with top gospel groups and evangelists featured daily.

Sunday Drive performed at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky recently for the National Street Rod Association. The group performs at many National Street Rod Association (NSRA) events across the nation each year.

Main Street Music & Entertainment and Oak Tree Productions have teamed up to launch a new online streaming series called Front Row Center. The series kicks off on September 13th, 2020 at 7:00 PM (EDT)/6:00 PM (CDT) with performances by Carolina and The Original Dove Brothers Quartet. Click HERE for tickets (streaming or in-person).


Oh How You Love by Riley Harrison Clark | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseToday
August 14 – Riley Harrison Clark – Oh How You Love (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.

August 28 – The Collingsworth Family – Worship From Home (CD)
September 1 – Bob Sellers – Wonderful Story Of Love (CD)
September 4 – Fortune/Walker/Rogers/Isaacs – Brotherly Love (CD/DVD)(This album was released to digital outlets earlier this year)
September 18 – The Nelons – Peace At Last (not final artwork) (CD)
It’s Still Good News album cover
October 23 – Guardians – It’s Still Good News (CD)
Spirit of Christmas Deluxe album cover
November 6 – Taranda – Spirit Of Christmas: Deluxe Edition (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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