#NewsNuggets: 2-25-22

#NewsNuggets: 2-25-22

Lynda Randle made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry on February 15. Randle performed her new single “Plenty Good Room” and also sang “God On The Mountain.” 

Absolutely Gospel Music announced the nominees for their 21st annual awards show. Click HERE to view the full list.

Beckie Simmons announced the addition of The Down East Boys to the Beckie Simmons Agency.

In the March issue of Singing News, Vice President Danny Jones announced a subscription to the magazine is required to participate in the 2022 Fan Awards voting process. (The magazine had permitted non-subscribers to vote in 2021.)

REMEMBERING

Inspirations founder, pianist, and emcee Martin Cook passed away on Wednesday, February 23. He had been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and moved to Hospice care. Cook organized The Inspirations in 1964 and traveled with the group until 2017.


RELEASED THIS WEEK

February 22 – Karen Peck & New RIver – 2:22 (CD/digital)
February 25 – Donna Ulisse – Livin’ Large (CD/digital)
February 25 – Tim Lovelace – Piano Praise Volume 1 (CD/digital)

Click HERE to listen to these albums and other February 2022 releases.

UPCOMING RELEASES

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.

March 11 – Sam Levine – Best Of Sam Levine: Hymns & Gospel Favorites (CD)
March 18 – The Old Paths – Music To Your Ears (CD)
March 18 – Ruth Slenczynska – My Life In Music (CD)
March 18 – Hebron Road – In A Moment (CD0
March 25 – John Berry – Find My Joy (CD)
March 25 – Reba McEntire – My Chains Are Gone: Hymns & Gospel Favorites (CD/DVD)
March 25 – Southbound – self-titled (LP)
March 25 – Jim & Melissa Brady – Ever Faithful (LP)
April 8 – Carley Arrowood – Goin’ Home Comin’ On (CD)
April 22 – The Inspirations – A Pioneer Legacy (CD)

April 24 – Nathan Parrish – The Same Road Leads Home (CD)

May 13 – Scotty Inman – Anywhere Jesus Is (CD/digital)
???? – William Lee Golden & The Goldens – Old Country Church Gospel (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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