#NewsNuggets: 1-13-23

#NewsNuggets: 1-13-23


Celebrating Grace, a company based in Macon, Georgia, has acquired the choral catalog of Brentwood Benson from Capitol Christian Music Groups. Capitol Christian Music abruptly shut down the company in December 2021 giving customers less than two weeks to place final orders. Former Brentwood Benson executive Dale Mathews has been named Executive Vice President and says the brand will introduce new choral products as well as making catalog titles like Russell Mauldin’s popular Ready To Sing series available again.

Joseph Habedank and Scotty Inman announced a new talk show titled Offstage with Joseph & Scotty. Click HERE for details on how to watch the first season.

Philip Kolb announced he is resigning from Soul’d Out in February.

The Old Paths announced they have hired Andrew Utech to sing bass. Andrew had most recently performed with Eternal Vision who announced his departure last week. He is the twin brother of Alex Utech who sings bass for the Down East Boys


Former Dixies Echoes baritone Paul Vinson passed away on Tuesday. Vinson was the grandfather of current Dixie Echoes baritone Randy “Scoot” Shelnut Jr. A memorial service for Vinson will be held today in Pensacola, Florida.

Click HERE to listen to brand new January releases at 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.

January 20 – Triumphant Quartet – Hymns & Worship (CD/streaming)
January 20 – Brothers Of The Heart – Listen To The Music (DVD/CD/streaming)
January 27 – David Marshall – Clearwaters (streaming re-issue )
January 27 – Tribute Quartet – Always Grace (CD/LP/USB/Streaming)
February 10 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – Treasures (CD/streaming)
During Winter Tour – The Kingdom Heirs – Something Good, Vol. III (CD/streaming)
March 24 – Kingsmen Quartet – Decades, Volumes 1 & 2: A Musical Journey with the Kingsmen (Double CD/USB/Streaming)

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 January 13, 14:26 #1 Joshua Cottrell

    Awesome news on Brentwood benson

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