#NewsNuggets: 6-25-2021

#NewsNuggets: 6-25-2021

NEWS OF THE WEEK

The Southern Gospel Music Association revealed that Marlin Taylor is now a member of the SGMA Hall Of Fame. Taylor launched the satellite radio channel enLighten in 2004 and operated it until he retired in 2013. An induction ceremony will be held in September during the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN for Taylor, Karen Peck Gooch (who was recently announced as an SGMA Hall Of Famer), and two more individuals yet to be revealed.

Absolutely Gospel announced the winners of their 2021 music awards Tuesday with a series of YouTube videos. Click HERE to view the videos and/or HERE to view a list of the winners.

After nearly two years performing with various individuals filling in, the Dixie Echoes have hired 22-year-old Trenton Williamson from Sumrall, Mississippi to sing tenor. Williamson replaces Stephen Adair who left the Dixie Echoes in July of 2019.

New Legacy Project announced the addition of Daniel Rivera as a permanent replacement for lead singer Hunter Sparkman.


June 25 – Gordon Mote – Something Beautiful, Something Good: Songs Of Bill & Gloria Gaither On Piano (CD)
June 25 – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Roundtable (CD)

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.

July 9 – Zach Williams – Rescue Story Deluxe Edition (CD/adds six new songs)
July 23 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Keeping On (CD)
July 30 – Greater Vision – The Journey (double LP)

August 6 – Darin & Brooke Aldridge – This Life We’re Livin’ (CD)

August 13 – Chuck Wagon Gang – Radio Days (CD)

August 20 – Brian Free & Assurance – Looks Like Jesus (EP)

September 10 – The Kingsmen – More To The Story (CD)
September 17 – Southbound – He’s Got A Way (CD) (not final artwork)

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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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