#NewsNuggets: 8-7-20

#NewsNuggets: 8-7-20


Ed O’Neal’s new autobiography, One Old Man Can’t Be All That Bad, co-written by MusicScribe’s David Bruce Murray, is now available for purchase from the Dixie Melody Boys website in a book/CD package. The book is also available at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats.

The National Quartet Convention announced plans for an alternate “Plan B” event in 2020. For more details, click HERE to read our previous article.

The winner of the Pursuit 2020 talent search announced on Tuesday is The Siler Family from Virginia. The prize package includes recording sessions, a 6-song EP, and marketing support from Main Street Music & Entertainment as well as concert appearances sponsored by Singing News magazine.

IMC Concerts announced the 2021 Southwest Gospel Music Festival, originally scheduled for January 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona, has been postponed.

New Day Christian Distribution announced they are now the exclusive distributor of music (physical, digital, and streaming) for Jordan Family Band.

3 Heath Brothers released a new video for their song “Give It To Jesus” from their 2019 release Who We Are. Check out the video below:


Ordained trio member Glenda Hasty (formerly of her family group, The Hastys) passed away on Sunday, August 2. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 9 in Dalton, Georgia.


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 (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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