#NewsNuggets: 8-6-21

#NewsNuggets: 8-6-21

NEWS OF THE WEEK

StowTown Records announced the additions of David Phelps, Legacy Five, and The Booth Brothers to their family of recording artists.. Each artist will have new music releasing soon as a result of their partnership with the Johnson City, Tennessee-based label.

Legacy Five announced the addition of pianist Garrett Anderson. Anderson replaces Josh Townsend who resigned earlier this year.

Artist Resource Services (ARS) a division of New Day Christian Distributors announced the formation of Big Picture Records. The first artist representing the new label will be Michigan-based quartet, Justified.

The 2021 Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Christian Awards were announced on Monday. BMI’s Top 25 Christian songs for the year include:
“Going There” (Lee Black/Scotty Inman)
“River” (Dave Clark/Karen Peck)
“Sometimes It’s The Radio” (Joseph Habedank/Jimmy Yeary)
“The God I Serve” (Rebecca Isaacs Bowman/Sonya Isaacs/Karen Peck/Jimmy Yeary)
“You Are Loved” (Sheri Easter/Marcia Henry)
Click HERE to view the entire list of Christian songwriters and publishers recognized by BMI.

The Pine Ridge Boys announced the addition of bass guitar player Louie Sprouse. Sprouse performed previously with the Palmetto State Quartet and co-owns Emerald Tours and Cruises with his wife Gail.

Brian Free announced a GoFundMe campaign for Ivan Parker who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Click HERE to donate.


PRAYER REQUESTS

Please keep former Stamps Quartet/Trio singer and long-time soloist Donnie Sumner in your prayers. A recent heart cath revealed several blockages. Please pray for wisdom for his doctors as they prepare for surgery (possibly today).

Please pray for Susan Peck Jackson of Karen Peck & New River as she awaits the results of a biopsy.

Please pray for Susan Hyssong of The Hyssongs as she recovers from surgery for breast cancer.


RELEASED TODAY

August 6 – Jim Brickman – Soothe Volume 7: Prayer: Music For A Peaceful Soul (CD)
August 6 – Darin & Brooke Aldridge – This Life We’re Livin’ (CD)

UPCOMING RELEASES

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.

August 13 – Chuck Wagon Gang – Radio Days (CD)
August 13 – The Isaacs – The American Face (CD)
August 13 – Million Dollar Quartet (Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis) – Gospel Favorites (CD)
August 13 – Paid In Full – 30th Anniversary (digital)
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)
September 17 – Harry Connick Jr. – Alone With My Faith (vinyl)
September 24 – Mark Bishop – Some Distant Mountain (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 August 07, 12:27 #1 Quartet-man

    Stowtown is becoming a contender and may soon be a force to be reckoned with.


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