#NewsNuggets: 1-7-21

by | Jan 7, 2022 | News


StowTown Records announced the addition of Sunday Drive to their family of recording artists. The group members include Jeff Treece, his wife Misty, and his brother Dusty.

Sea Walker Media Corporation named Vonda Armstrong the Director of Media of Singing News brands. Armstrong’s duties will include guiding the strategic direction of artists in Southern Gospel, Christian Country and Bluegrass Gospel in all three arms of media that Sea Walker Media Corporation has acquired and built.

After announcing the new location for their Hall Of Fame & Museum last week, the Southern Gospel Music Association launched a fundraising campaign to cover renovation and design expenses at the Biblical Times Dinner Theater. Click HERE for details on how to donate.

The Coffmans have signed to record for Big Picture Records, a label operated by Artist Resource Services and distributed to retail through New Day Christian Distributors. 

Mickey Bell was announced as host of a new syndicated radio show called Throw Back Gospel. Each two-hour episode will highlight the hits from a specific month in the past.

The Troy Burns Family announced the addition of Mark Lane as their new baritone singer and guitarist. Lane replaces Jake Whisnant who joined The Lore Family earlier this year. 

The Ball Brothers released an a cappella version of the classic Gaither song “I’m Free” today. Check it out below.


Blackwood Brothers singer Wayne Little passed away on January 1 after a bout with Covid-19. Little filled the tenor position with the legendary group for 17-years (2004-2021). A graveside service for Little was held on Wednesday, January 5 in Shady Valley, Tennessee.


January 1 – Darrell & Dawn Ritchie – Sojourn (CD)
January 6 – The Lore Family – The World Needs A Song (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.

January 21 – The Oak Ridge Boys – Rock Of Ages (DVD)
January 28 – Lee Black – Beloved: A Collection Of Modern Hymns (CD) (not final artwork)
January 28 – Orla Fallon – Abide With Me: Celtic Hymns And Songs Of Faith (CD/digital)
???? – Red Letter Edition – Inception (CD)
Early 2022 – William Lee Golden & The Goldens – Old Country Church Gospel (CD)
February 11 – Lynda Randle – Pilgrim Journey (CD/digital)
February 18 – Gaither Vocal Band – Let’s Just Praise The Lord (DVD/CD)

February 22 – Karen Peck & New River – Title TBD (CD)

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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 Comment

  1. Daniel h

    Wanted to wait but I have really enjoyed the radio show Mickey Bell started hosted.
    It’s something that’s be right at home on any of the stations like Singing News, Enlighten, or even the new Real Southern Gospel.


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