#NewsNuggets: 12-4-2020

#NewsNuggets: 12-4-2020


Comedian and songwriter Aaron Wilburn passed away on Friday, November 27. A memorial service for Wilburn was held on Tuesday in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Songwriter, former Benson music editor, and evangelist Elmo Mercer passed away on Sunday, November 29. A memorial service for Mercer is scheduled Tuesday, December 8 in Ashland City, Tennessee.

Former Nelons tenor singer Jerry Thompson passed away on Wednesday, December 3. A memorial service for Thompson is scheduled tomorrow December 5 in Vonore, Tennessee.


December 4 – Sheri LaFontaine – Honest (CD)
December 5 – Janet Paschal – Home Again (digital reissue)
December 4 – Janet Paschal – Sounds Like Sunday (digital reissue)
December 4 – Janet Paschal – Treasure (digital reissue)


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.

December 18 – The Kingsmen – 40th Anniversary Reunion: LIVE, Expanded, Remixed and Remastered (digital)
January ?? – Gold City – Once And For All: The Songs Of Doug Riley (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 December 04, 14:06 #1 David

    It’s sad to note that all three of these gentlemen passed away from effects of COVID.

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