#NewsNuggets: 10-2-2020

#NewsNuggets: 10-2-2020


The Southern Gospel Music Association’s Hall Of Fame & Museum will be moving to a new location to be announced at a future date. The physical museum was opened at the Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on April 17, 1999. (The SGMA organization was established in 1994, and the Hall of Fame inducted its first class of members in 1997.)

The NQC Fall Festival was able to increase seating capacity from 1500 to approximately 2400 for the final few nights thanks to revised guidelines the state of Tennessee issued midway through the event. The scaled-down event in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee replaced the annual National Quartet Convention for 2020. It continues tonight and concludes tomorrow. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Singing News is presenting their 2020 Fan Awards at the NQC Fall Festival RIGHT NOW (assuming you’re reading this on Friday, October 2 before 3:30 PM EDT).

The Anchormen have announced the departure of lead singer, Nathan Potts. Singers who are interested in applying for the position are asked to submit a photo and audio sample or video link to: [email protected]

The Top Five finalists have been announced for the Diamond Awards. Click HERE to view the list. The awards will be presented on October 29, 2020 at People’s Tabernacle Church in Savannah, Tennessee.


Please keep former Kingsmen, Old Paths, and LeFevre Quartet tenor singer Jeremy Peace in your prayers as he recovers from a stroke suffered on Sunday.

Please pray for Jared Stuffle of The Perrys as he recovers from a surgery performed yesterday.


Former Inspirationals, Stamps, and Blackwood Brothers bass singer “Big” John Hall passed away on Tuesday, September 29. He was 81 years old. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Russell Easter of the Easter Brothers passed away on Tuesday, September 29. He was 90 years old. A memorial service for Easter was held earlier today in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Click HERE to view his obituary.


Late September – Allen Barber – My Story, My Songs, My Savior (CD/Songbook)


October 2 – Gaither Vocal Band – Reunited Live (CD/DVD)
October 2 – The Nelons – Peace At Last (CD)
I Know What Prayer Can Do by The Fosters  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseToday
October 2 – The Fosters – I Know What Prayer Can Do (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.

October 9 – Jordan Family Band – Little More Love (CD)

October 9 – 16 Great Songs of Hope & Healing, Vol 1 (CD)

October 9 – 16 Great Songs of Hope & Healing, Vol 2 (CD)

Still by Michael W. Smith | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseToday
October 9 – Michael W. Smith – Still: Vol. 1 (CD)
October 16 – Lynda Randle – White Christmas (CD)
October 16 – Amy Grant – Unguarded (LP) (reissue of a 1985 album)
October 23 – Guardians – It’s Still Good News (CD)
October 23 – Isaacs – Songs For The Times (CD)
November 1 – Liberty Quartet – Unspeakable Joy (CD)
November 6 – Taranda – Spirit Of Christmas: Deluxe Edition (CD)
November 13 – Various Artists – Singing News Top 10 Southern Gospel Songs of 2020 (CD)
November 13 – Kyle Boreing – Who Am I To Say (digital/CD)
November 20 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and the Booth Brothers – Brotherhood: The Live Tour Edition (CD)

November ?? – Sheri LaFontaine – Honest (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 October 02, 14:04 #1 The Fosters

    Thanks for including the release of our new single today! We appreciate what you all are doing at MusicScribe!

    The Fosters

  2. Reply October 02, 15:49 #2 Brad

    Interesting that the Hall of Fame is moving. I have toured it several times on visits to Dollywood and very much enjoyed my visits each time. Hopefully it is moving somewhere a little more accessible where a person can visit for an admission fee just to see the museum. The price to visit Dollywood is prohibitive for anyone that would like to see the museum and Hall of Fame but does not wish to spend a day at Dollywood.

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