#NewsNuggets: 1-20-23

#NewsNuggets: 1-20-23

NEWS OF THE WEEK

“Four Days Late,” Karen Peck & New River’s biggest song for the past 23 years, received renewed attention Monday when it was shared in a video by reality TV star Todd Chrisley just hours before he reported to serve a 12-year prison sentence for tax evasion. On Wednesday, Karen Peck commented that her group “has been bombarded with such kind messages from so many of you that we’re meeting for the first time.”

The official Facebook page of the National Quartet Convention was hacked by ne’er-do-wells sharing images of Popeye, animals, Betty White, and other nonsense unrelated to the convention. NQC’s Executive Vice President Clarke Beasley said the organization “is working diligently to regain control of the page, but be advised that until further notice, any posts made on the page are not being made by NQC or any authorized NQC administrator.”

Molded Clay of Rock Hill, South Carolina has retooled their lineup announcing the additions of Jack Bowlin (tenor) and James Beal (baritone) as well as the return of former bass singer Willie Strickland.


RELEASED THIS WEEK

January 20 – Triumphant Quartet – Hymns & Worship (CD/streaming)
January 20 – Brothers Of The Heart – Listen To The Music (DVD/CD/streaming)

And one we missed from last week…

Ricky Skaggs – Gospel Echoes And White Doves (streaming/MP3-20 songs compiled from the Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys albums Sing Michigan Bluegrass and Gospel Echoes Of The Stanley Brothers)

Click HERE to listen to brand new January releases at YouTube Music.

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.

January 27 – Tribute Quartet – Always Grace (CD/LP/USB/Streaming)
January 27 – David Marshall – Clearwaters (streaming re-issue )
February 10 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – Treasures (CD/streaming)
During Winter Tour – The Kingdom Heirs – Something Good, Vol. III (CD/streaming)
March 10 – Endless Highway – This Is The Moment (CD/streaming)
March 24 – Kingsmen Quartet – Decades, Volumes 1 & 2: A Musical Journey with the Kingsmen (Double CD/USB/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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