News Nuggets: 10-29-21

News Nuggets: 10-29-21


Former Freedom Quartet owner and tenor singer John Rulapaugh has joined The Inspirationals Quartet based in Fort Worth, Texas. Rulapaugh will continue to appear with the Original Dove Brothers, which schedules just a few dates per year.

The 2021 Diamond Awards were presented on Tuesday during the Creekside Gospel Music Convention. Jeannette Cooke was presented with the JD Sumner Living Legend Award and Triumphant Quartet received Quartet Of The Year. A complete list of winners will be posted soon at

Since the National Quartet Convention, the Southern Gospel Music Association’s booth has been popping up at concert events around the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee giving fans a convenient opportunity to join the organization. The SGMA is a professional association of artists, songwriters, industry workers, and fans founded to preserve, protect, and promote Southern Gospel Music, its history, and heritage.


October 29 – Greater Vision – The Journey (double LP)
October 29 – Point Of Grace – Sing Noel (CD)
October 29 – 11th Hour – Anthem Of The Ages (CD)


The dates listed here are distribution dates when music will officially be available through retail and online outlets. Some titles may be available sooner direct from the artists.

November 5 – Carrie Underwood – My Gift: Special Edition (LP)
November 5 – The Browns – Christmas Now! (CD)
November 12 – The Collingsworth Family – A True Family Christmas (DVD)
November 19 – The Collingsworth Family – Just Sing! (CD/DVD)
November 19 – Tribute Quartet – Quartet Tribute: Vol. 2 (vinyl)
November 19 – Tribute Quartet – Living The Stories (vinyl)
???? – Red Letter Edition – Inception (CD)
January 14 – Lee Black – Beloved: A Collection Of Modern Hymns (CD) (not final artwork)
Early 2022 – William Lee Golden & The Goldens – Old Country Church Gospel (CD)

January 2022 – The Lore Family – The World Needs A Song (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 and David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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