#NewsNuggets: 2-24-23

by | Feb 24, 2023 | News


The Nelon’s Amber Kistler has joined the cast of Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Radio. Kistler laughingly said Gaither wanted to add another female personality to the broadcast to work alongside Tori Taff and “for whatever reason, he chose me!”

The 2023 Singing News Fan Awards opened for nominations today. Click HERE to make yours. (A Singing News magazine subscription or a subscription to Singing News TV is required.)


Becky Isaacs Bowman performed at the Grand Ole Opry with The Isaacs last Friday. It was Bowman’s first public performance since her December car accident.

Brothers Of The Heart tenor and soloist Jimmy Fortune was able to return home on Tuesday after quintuple heart bypass surgery the previous Wednesday. Fortune expressed his appreciation for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers.


David Folenius of the family duo Folenius passed away on Wednesday after a bout with liver and bone cancer. He had previously performed with Master’s Voice and The Williamsons. A memorial service for Folenius will be held on Tuesday in Henryetta, Oklahoma.

Former Director of Advertising for Singing News Pam Slaney passed away on February 15 after several months of declining health.

Buddy Steve Whitener who sang for 33 years with The Echoes Of Hickory passed away on February 18. A memorial service for Whitener will be held tomorrow in Hickory, North Carolina.


February 20 – Chonda Pierce & John Schneider – The Confession Musical (theatrical release)

February 24 – Larry Sparks – New Highway (streaming reissue of 1998 album)

February 24 – Legacy Five – Live at Oceanway (DVD)

Click HERE to listen to February new 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.

March 3 – Tim Menzies – He Reminds Me (CD/streaming)


March 10 – Endless Highway – This Is The Moment (CD/streaming)


March 17 – The Primitive Quartet – Stay Their Arms (streaming re-issue of 2021 album)


March 24 – Kingsmen Quartet – Decades, Volumes 1 & 2: A Musical Journey with the Kingsmen (Double CD/USB/Streaming)


March 24 – Whitney Houston – I Go To The Rock: The Gospel Music Of Whitney Houston (CD/DVD/streaming)


April 7 – Kingdom Heirs – Something Good Vol. III (CD/streaming)

April 21 – Down East Boys – There’s A Song For That (CD/streaming)

April 28 – Point Of Grace – Turn Your Eyes (Songs We Love, Songs You Know) Volume II (CD/streaming)

TBA – Lauren, Amber, & Kenna (streaming)




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David Bruce Murray

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.


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