#NewsNuggets: 7-29-22

#NewsNuggets: 7-29-22


Chris Bryant announced he has left the Kingsmen Quartet after a four-year tenure (to the day as of July 25, 2022).


Producer, songwriter, engineer, session guitar player, and record company executive Joe Huffman passed away last week. Huffman participated in the creation of albums recorded by the Kingsmen Quartet, Dallas Holm, Henry & Hazel Slaughter, the Speers, and many others. Huffman co-founded both Mark Five Studios and Meadowgreen Music.


July 29 – Guardians – Come On In (CD/streaming)
July 29 – Clark Family – This Is My Song (CD/streaming)
July 25 – Ashley Franks – Heart & Songs (CD/streaming)
July 29 – Troy Burns Family – All We Need To Know (streaming)

Click HERE to listen to July 2022 releases on YouTube Music.


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.

August 5 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Decades Of Love (CD/streaming)
August 12 – Willie and Bobbie Nelson – Just As I Am: 18 Hymns And Gospel Favorites (CD/streaming)
August 19 – The Kramers – Sing Me There (CD/streaming)
August 26 – Angela Primm – Angie & Friends Live At Daywind Studios: I Feel Like Singing (DVD/CD/streaming)
September 9 – Amy Grant – Behind The Eyes: 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition (CD/streaming)
September 16 – Kyle Boreing – Rewind: Volume Three (streaming)

Date TBA – New Ball Brothers album

Date TBA – The King James Boys – Walk On Faith (CD/streaming)

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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 July 29, 20:54 #1 SCOTTY R. SEARAN

    There have been many things happen through the years at Mark V studios. But I believe when the Sheltons recorded Jesus Is Coming Soon and later was picked up by the Inspirations and the Oak Ridge Boys this was instrumental in all the there careers catapulting all these groups into a limelight they had never seen
    Joe Huffman was involved.

  2. Reply August 01, 18:58 #2 Daniel h

    I’ve known Chris Bryant even from his time with the Bibletones and always appreciated his voice and love for gospel music.
    Praying the Lord leads and encourages him.

  3. Reply August 29, 10:51 #3 Jeff Gurnett

    Do the Kingsmen and Gold City have permanent lead singers now?

    • Reply August 29, 11:17 David Bruce Murray Author

      The Kingsmen do not have a new lead singer yet. They have been using various fill-ins…mostly Phillip Hughes, but a few others like Bob Sellers have also filled in.

      Cole Watson has been singing lead for Gold City for several months, but they have not yet made any sort of announcement that he will be the permanent lead nor have they updated their website.

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