#NewNuggets: 9-23-22

#NewNuggets: 9-23-22

RECENT HAPPENINGS

The Kingsmen Quartet announced the “one-time-only” Big & Live Quartet consisting of Johnny Parrack, Arthur Rice, Nick Bruno, and Ray Dean Reese will appear during the Big & Live 50th Anniversary event on March 24, 2023 in Gadsden, Alabama. The two-day event (March 24 & 25) will also include performances by the Dixie Echoes, Gordon Mote, Jonathan Wilburn, Gold City, Dennis Swanberg, Endless Highway, and the Kingsmen with the Big & Live Band.

The Southern Gospel Music Association announced a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at Biblical Times Theater, 2391 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 26, 2022 to celebrate the opening of the new location of the SGMA Hall Of Fame & Museum.

The SGMA also announced that Rodney Griffin, Arthur Rice, Kyla Rowland and Chris White will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame during a special National Quartet Convention showcase at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. The showcase will be hosted by Guardians bass singer Pat Barker and SGMA Board of Directors member Aaron Rich.

Family Music Group announced the addition of the Dover, Pennsylvania-based Bates Family to their roster of recording artists. This group has been in existence since 1985.

Godsey Media Management announced the promotion of Paul Secord to the position of President and the addition of songwriter Carolyn Cross who will serve as Executive Vice President. Cross and Secord will join company CEO Scott Godsey on the Board of Directors. 

RELEASED THIS WEEK

September 23 – Kyle Boreing – Rewind: Volume Three (streaming)
September 23 – Wes Hampton – Stubborn Hope (streaming re-issue)
September 23 – Pine Ridge Boys – Turn Your Radio On! (CD)

September 23 – Jay Stone Singers – Count For Something (streaming re-issue)

NEW RELEASES AVAILABLE AT NQC

With the National Quartet Convention starting on Monday, September 25, we have made an effort to list releases from artists who have let us know their new recordings will be available at the convention. Look for these and more if you plan to attend!

Thomas Nalley (at James Rainey’s booth) – Jesus Never Leaves (T-shirt)
Kingsmen Quartet – ‘Tis The Reason (CD/USB)
Greater Vision – Think About There (CD/USB)
Dixie Echoes – Music & Melody (CD)
Pat Barker – Victory In Jesus (T-shirt)
The Lore Family – The Lore Family Christmas (CD/USB)
Trevor Conkle – Hymns From The Heart (CD/USB)
Greater Vision – 30th Anniversary Celebration: The Live Experience (DVD)
Pat Barker – Onward Christian Soldiers (T-shirt)
Mark Trammell Quartet – Still Standing (CD/USB-reissued with WIll Lane’s vocals replacing Randy Byrd’s)
Guardians Quartet – Come On In (LP-limited pressing)
Danny Funderburk – One Song Away (CD)

UPCOMING RELEASES

Click HERE to listen to September 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.

September 30 – The Chitans – Shoulder To Shoulder (CD/streaming)
September 30 – Booth Brothers – Speak Jesus (CD)
October 7 – Brian Free & Assurance – Meet Me At The Cross (CD)
October 7 – The King James Boys – Walk On Faith (CD)
October 10 – Jackson Smith – Overwhelmed (CD/streaming)
October 14 – The Lore Family – The Lore Family Christmas (CD/USB available direct from artist)
October 14 – Kingsmen Quartet – ‘Tis The Reason (CD/streaming)
October 14 – Selah – At This Table: A Christmas Album (CD)
October 14 – Selah – Greatest Hymns: Vol. 3 (CD)
October 14 – Steven Curtis Chapman – Still (CD/streaming)
October 21 – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir – A Night Of Worship (CD/streaming)
November 11 – Lauren Talley – This Is For You (CD/streaming)

Date TBA – New Ball Brothers album

Date TBA – The Inspirationals Quartet – (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 September 24, 16:02 #1 Andrew

    For clarification, the Brooklyn Tabernacle project is not the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. This is an ensemble effort – similar if not the same as their current worship format. They have guest appearances by TaRanda Greene, Brad Hudson, and Alvin Slaughter.

    More info at this link:

    http://www.turningpointpr.com/news/long-awaited-a-night-of-worship-with-the-brooklyn-tabernacle-arrives-october-21/

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