#NewsNuggets: 4-30-21

#NewsNuggets: 4-30-21


Oak Ridge Boys baritone singer (1965-1987, 1996-Present) William Lee Golden announced the publication of his autobiography Behind The Beard written with Scot England. The book will be released on May 24.

Voting for the Top Ten phase of the 2021 Singing News Fan Awards resumed on Monday, April 26 after a technical glitch last weekend forced a pause. Anyone who voted through the online form last Friday or Saturday will need to enter their votes again. Click HERE to vote. For the first time in the history of the awards, no magazine subscription is required.

Daywind Records announced the addition of a brand new Southern Gospel trio called Southbound to their roster of recording artists. Group members include CCM/Worship veterans Jody Braselton, Seth Elbe, and Clint Brown.

Coastal Media announced the launch of the Abundant Television network. The new network will run 24 hours daily with live coverage of concert and conference events promoted by Coastal Media alongside existing television ministries that may already be familiar to viewers. Along with the new network, Coastal Media announced their events will be rebranded as Abundant Conferences in the future.

The Coffmans have signed with Peace Records. Their first CD for the label will be released soon.


April 30 – Gaither Gospel Series – Glorious Church (CD/digital/DVD – features previously unreleased music/video recorded in 2001)
April 30 – Carrie Underwood – My Savior (vinyl)
April 30 – Tiffany Coburn – You Are More (CD/digital)
April 30 – Joseph Habedank – Change Is Coming (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.

May 7 – Endless Highway – Come Home (CD/digital)

May 7 – Somewhere Beyond The Blue – Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (CD)

May 7 – I See Revival – The Crabb Family (DVD)

May 14 – Various Artists – Best Gospel Songs Ever (CD)

May 24 – William Lee Golden – Behind The Beard (Book)
June 11 – The Oak Ridge Boys – Front Porch Singing’ (CD/vinyl/digital)
June 18 – Zach Williams – Rescue Story Deluxe Edition (CD/adds six new songs)

????-The Coffmans- Just Jesus (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 May 01, 23:33 #1 Quartet-man

    I ordered Golden’s book the first day it was available. I’m looking forward to reading it. Now 3 of the 4 Oaks have written about their lives, the breakup etc.

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