#NewsNuggets: 3-5-2021

#NewsNuggets: 3-5-2021

NEWS OF THE WEEK

Former McKameys members Roger, Connie, and Eli Fortner are returning to the concert circuit. Billed as McKamey Legacy, the trio will make its first public appearance on Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 PM (EST) in Asheville, NC as part of concert promoter Bill Bailey’s “Sing The Glory Down.” The concert will be streamed live HERE.

Two upcoming multi-day events, Singing In The Sun (April 19-24, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) and Praisefest Branson (March 18-20, 2021 in Branson, Missouri), announced they are “still on.”

Pastor/promoter Bill Bailey and wife Sally announced their Happy Gospel Church television ministry has been added to the RFD-TV network. The show will air Sunday mornings at 6:30 AM (Eastern) starting two days from today (March 7, 2021).

Absolutely Gospel announced the nominees for their 20th annual awards and opened voting on March 1. Click HERE to cast your votes.

Jim & Melissa Brady released a new lyric video for “You Gotta Have A Song.” Check it out below:


RELEASED TODAY

March 5 – The Collingsworth Family – Mercy & Love: Live At Inspiration Encounter (CD companion to 2020 DVD release)

UPCOMING RELEASES

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 12 – The Nelons – Peace At Last (vinyl)
March 19 – Harry Connick, Jr. – Alone With My Faith (CD/digital)
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)

April 30 – Joseph Habedank – title TBA

May 14 – Various Artists – Best Gospel Songs Ever


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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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