#NewsNuggets: 3-26-21

by | Mar 26, 2021 | News


With tour schedules heating up again, the Perrys are accepting auditions for the positions of lead and baritone singers. Singers Troy Peach and Andrew Goldman left the group in August (with the blessing of the Perrys) when the group was unable to travel. Interested parties should send a video or CD, a bio, and a photo by mail to: The Perrys, PO Box 6, Hendersonville, TN 37077 or by email to: [email protected] (No phone calls, please.)

Daywind Music Publishing announced this week that songwriter Barry Weeks was added to their roster a few weeks ago.

The National Quartet Convention announced permission has been granted to proceed with the Spring Break event April 8-9, 2021 using the original seating configuration presented to ticket buyers. An overflow area will be available for social-distancing, and a mask ordinance remains in effect for Sevier County. Fans also have the option of purchasing a live-stream experience through Godsey Media.

The promoters of the James D. Vaughan Quartet Festival announced the event will return to the Crockett Theater in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee on July 28-31, 2021. Like most major concert events, the festival was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click HERE for more details.

The winners of the 2020 Diamond Awards were announced on March 19. Click HERE to view a complete list of the winners.


Dave Emery, former manager and vocalist with the Chuck Wagon Gang, passed away Wednesday, March 24. He and wife, Phyllis, had retired to Bradenton, Florida.


March 26 – Carrie Underwood – My Savior (CD/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.

Early April – Liberty Quartet – Miles Of Miracles (CD)
April 2 – The Inspirations – What A Wonderful Time Live (CD)
April 9 – The Erwins – This Is Love (CD/digital)
April 16 – Annie Moses Band – Tales From My Grandpa’s Pulpit (CD/digital)
April 30 – Carrie Underwood – My Savior (vinyl)
April 30 – Tiffany Coburn – You Are More (CD/digital)

April 30 – Joseph Habedank – title TBA

May 14 – Various Artists – Best Gospel Songs Ever

June 11 – The Oak Ridge Boys – Front Porch Singing’ (CD/vinyl/digital)

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.


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