#NewsNuggets: 10-31-20

#NewsNuggets: 10-31-20


Horizon Records announced the upcoming release of an “expanded, remixed and remastered” version of the Kingsmen album 40th Anniversary Reunion recorded at the 1995 National Quartet Convention. A total of 53 tracks including several spoken segments and songs not included on the original release will be available on digital outlets for streaming and/or download on December 18, 2020.

The NQC Spring Break event is relocating to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (the same location as the fall NQC). The 2021 event is scheduled for April 8 and 9 and will feature reserved seating.

Michael Booth, Mark Lowry, and Jim & Melissa Brady will appear together in 2021 under the brand Lyrics & Laughs. Churches and other concert promoters interested in hosting a stop on the tour should contact The Harper Agency.

The Gospel Music Association presented the annual Dove Awards recently, then aired portions of the event this week on TBN. The Erwins, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, Joseph Habedank, Jimmy Fortune, and Russell Mauldin are just a few of the winners in the 41 categories presented. Click HERE to view a complete list of winners.

The GMA along with Singing News and CCM Magazine created a virtual version of the traditional “red carpet” interviews for the 2020 Dove Awards. Click HERE and HERE to view those on YouTube.

Daywind Publishing announced they have renewed their songwriting agreement with popular songwriter Dianne Wilkinson. The two parties are entering their 16th year working together.


Unexpected (Deluxe Edition)
October 30 – Jason Crabb – Unexpected (Deluxe Edition) (CD)
November 1 – Liberty Quartet – Unspeakable Joy (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.

November 6 – Taranda – Spirit Of Christmas: Deluxe Edition (CD)

November 6 – Jason Crabb – Unexpected:  Live @ Free Chapel (DVD)

November 13 – Andrea Bocelli – Believe (CD/Vinyl)
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 – The Chitans – Set Apart (CD)
November 20 – Country Family Reunion – Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (CD/DVD)
November 20 – Carrie Underwood – My Gift (Vinyl)
November 20 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound and the Booth Brothers – Brotherhood: The Live Tour Edition (CD)
November 27 – David Bruce Murray – Murray’s Compact Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music (Kindle)

November ?? – Sheri LaFontaine – Honest (CD)

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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 31, 13:27 #1 The Fosters

    The Fosters released our first-ever studio recording – “Oh, How I Love Him!” – on Friday, October 30, with tremendous results! The EP entered the iTunes Christian albums chart in the top 100 and rose to #60. The first single “I Know What Prayer Can Do” surpassed 1,000 streams since it’s release October 2nd.

    The Fosters were thrilled to learn of major Christian music media exposure from JubileeCast: http://jubileecast.com/articles/25095/20201028/the-fosters-debuts-new-ep-oh-how-i-love-him-this-friday.htm

    Apple Music:https://music.apple.com/us/album/oh-how-i-love-him-ep/1533004732

  2. Reply November 05, 21:14 #2 Anthony

    Any news on the new Kingsmen release date?

    • Reply November 05, 22:55 David Bruce Murray Author

      I haven’t been sent any info about a new release by the current group yet.

      The date for the live album reissue is listed above in the article, December 18.

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