#NewsNuggets: 2-12-21

by | Feb 12, 2021 | News


2021 visitors to the LeConte Center (where the National Quartet Convention, Spring Break, and other events are held annually) will now be able to enjoy a brand new pedway stretching from the upper parking lots to the south entrance.

After teasing the announcement for a couple of weeks, Tribute Quartet revealed their new bass singer is Ian Owens. Owens is best known for the seven years he traveled with the Imperials and the past nine years with Soul’d Out as well as briefer stints with Cumberland Quartet and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound.

The Southern Gospel Music Association announced they will soon be mailing out ballots to members to vote for the next Hall Of Fame class. Voting is limited to members of the SGMA, so click HERE to join or renew your membership.

Red Street Records owner Jay Demarcus announced the label will be promoting Jason Crabb’s single “Just As I Am” on the hood of RSS Racing driver Natalie Decker’s car for five races in the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series.


February 12 – Phil Cross – Glorious: The Solo Sessions (digital)


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.

February or March ?? – Gold City – Once And For All: The Songs Of Doug Riley (CD)
March 26 – Carrie Underwood – My Savior (CD/digital)
April 2 – The Inspirations – What A Wonderful Time Live (CD)
April 30 – Carrie Underwood – My Savior (vinyl)

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David Bruce Murray

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.


  1. Anthony

    Is Matt Rankin with Soul’d Out auditioning people for the tenor and bass spot? Does this end Soul’d out? Any news?

    • David Bruce Murray

      Anthony, they haven’t made any public announcement about their plans.

      Just to be clear about the tenor, though, the announcement was that Dusty Barrett is singing with the Kingdom Heirs on their current winter tour. The Kingdom Heirs have not yet said if Barrett will be the permanent replacement for Jerry Martin.

      Soul’d Out performed on Feb. 5 with former lead singer Jason McAtee singing tenor and Phillip Kolb singing lead. You can watch the intros where Rankin explains the absence of a bass and his usual tenor about 20 minutes in at this link:



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