#NewsNuggets: 2-26-21

by | Feb 26, 2021 | News


The Sharps announced bass singer Tony Lewis has returned to the group to replace Mike Smith.

Wilburn & Wilburn signed an exclusive booking agreement with The Dominion Agency.

Billy Blackwood announced the departure of bass singer Butch Owens from the Blackwood Brothers. The announcement comes in the wake Blackwood’s decision to reduce the touring schedule of the group to part-time. Owens had sung with the Blackwood Brothers for the past 8 1/2 years.

Wilds & Associates announced the 2021 Gospel Music FanFair event scheduled for May 10-15, 2021 has been cancelled.

Coastal Media Group and SGN Scoops Magazine announced the 2020 Diamond Awards will be presented on Friday, March 19th in Oxford, Alabama at the Civic Center during the Southern Gospel Weekend Convention. The presentation had been postponed since October 2020.

Mark209 is taking auditions for a baritone singer. Any interested singers should submit their head-shot, resume, and demo (audio or video) to baritone@mark209.com


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.

March 19 – Mark Lowry – The Early Years (4-disc CD compilation of previously released albums: Mark Lowry, Trust Me & See, He’s Alive, and Resurrection Song/also releasing digital)
March 19 – Mark Lowry – Live From Akron, OH (CD/digital/previously unreleased 1984 live album)
March 19 – Gaither Vocal Band – That’s Gospel, Brother (CD/digital/DVD)
March 19 – Sam Levine -Smooth Inspiration (CD/digital)
March 26 – Carrie Underwood – My Savior (CD/digital)
April 2 – The Inspirations – What A Wonderful Time Live (CD)
April 9 – The Erwins – This Is Love (CD/digital)
April 30 – Carrie Underwood – My Savior (vinyl)
April 30 – Tiffany Coburn – You Are More (CD/digital)

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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.


  1. Chuck

    Do you have a song list for the GVB cd? Will this be an album of new cuts of new tunes? Or new versions of older songs?


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