#NewsNuggets: 7-23-21

by | Jul 23, 2021 | News


The Kingdom Heirs and 3 Heath Brothers recently teamed up to release “A Good Day Coming On.”This past week, the groups appeared together at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge where the Kingdom Heirs have been the quartet in residence for more than 30 years. 


July 28-31/James D. Vaughan Quartet Festival in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

August 2-September 10/40 Days & Nights of Gospel Music at the Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky

August 4-7/Lebanon Gospel Music Get-Together in Lebanon, Missouri

August 10-14/52nd Annual Seminole Sing in Seminole, Oklahoma

September 1-5/Gospel Fest At Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee

September 3-5/Pennsylvania Gospel Music Festival in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

September 26-October 2/National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

October 7, November 18, January 20, February 17, March 17/Carolina Gospel Association Concert Series in Rutherfordton, NC

October 8-10/Blue Ridge Gospel Music Retreat in Asheville, North Carolina

October 25-27/Praisefest Branson in Branson, Missouri

November 14-18/The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Christmas Celebration in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

January 13-15/Southwest Gospel Music Festival in Mesa, Arizona


July 23 – Carrie Underwood – My Savior: Live From The Ryman (DVD)
July 23 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Keeping On (CD)
July 23 – Stan Whitmire – Goodness Of God (CD)


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 30 – Greater Vision – The Journey (double LP)
August 6 – Jim Brickman – Soothe Volume 7: Prayer: Music For A Peaceful Soul (CD)
August 13 – Chuck Wagon Gang – Radio Days (CD)
August 13 – The Isaacs – The American Face (CD)
August 20 – Brian Free & Assurance – Looks Like Jesus (EP)
August 27 – Kenna Turner West – A Reason For Hope (CD)
September 10 – The Kingsmen – More To The Story (CD)
September 10 – David Phelps – Gamechanger (CD)
September 17 – Southbound – He’s Got A Way (CD) (not final artwork)

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

August 13 – Paid In Full – 30th Anniversary (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. William

    I was wondering why Southern Gospel Picnic at Silver Dollar City was not on the list of major gospel events. It is bigger than several events on your list.

    • David Bruce Murray

      I’m wondering why you would feel the need to question what I choose to provide for free as a benefit to the fans of gospel music.

      To be clear, though, if any major gospel event would like to guarantee they are mentioned in my weekly News Nuggets article, I am always ready and willing to sell them a spot to advertise.

  2. NBer

    Unrelated to your post here. But I would love to see Stow Town release more Cathedrals table top projects as they did recently with Smooth As Silk. I would love to see Keep On Singin’, both versions, released on one CD.

    • David Bruce Murray

      Both versions of Keep On Singin’ would be cool to have on the same CD for sure. Check out this comparison I put together of the choruses on “I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before” a few years ago. You’ll want to listen to it in stereo. There are three passes through the same section of the song…version A, version B, and then the third pass has version A panned hard left and version B panned hard right.


      • NBer

        I remember that David as you pointed out that Glen had redone some of his vocals on that project with Lee and Talley. There is one song on the Lee/Talley version where you can clearly hear Amon. So not everything was changed when Lee and Talley recut Amon and Tremble’s vocals. Some songs like the instrumental were left as they were.


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