#NewsNuggets: 2-3-23

by | Feb 3, 2023 | News


In Touch Ministries will be the new title sponsor for the 2023 National Quartet Convention this fall. In Touch is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

Voting is now open for the 22nd Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. Click HERE for details on how to vote.

Singing News announced the return of a weekly radio airplay chart as well as a weekly Top 20 Countdown Show that will appear on Singing News Radio and Singing News TV hosted by Greg Goodman. The initial chart will be published on February 7.

Tickets are now on sale for the final performance of the Primitive Quartet. Although the group had previously announced they would retire in April 2023, the final concert is actually set for Saturday, May 20 in White Pine, Tennessee.


A Celebration of Life service will be held for former Singing News editor Jerry Kirksey on Wednesday, February 15 Graceville, Florida. Kirksey passed away on January 25.

A Celebration of Life service for former Thrasher Brothers singer Buddy Thrasher will be held in Birmingham, Alabama tomorrow. Thrasher passed away on January 23.


Feburary 3 – Gaither Vocal Band – Love Songs (streaming)
February 3 – Jeff Stice – Finished Well (CD/streaming)
February 3 – Mike Blanton & Evidence – Great Homecoming (streaming)

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.

February 10 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – Treasures (CD/streaming)
February 17 – Southbound – Lost And Found (CD/LP/streaming)
February 17 – The Steeles – Be The Reason (CD/streaming)
February 20 – Chonda Pierce & John Schneider – The Confession Musical (theatrical release)
February 24 – Larry Sparks – New Highway (streaming reissue of 1998 album)
March 3 – Tim Menzies – He Reminds Me (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)

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.


  1. coomercove

    I feel like I’ve seen 5,000 advertisements for the Primitive Quartet’s final concert. This is the first time I’ve seen the location given. LOL

    • David Bruce Murray

      I’ve seen some of those ads as well. It rather baffling how that could get by the proofreading stage and go out like that.

  2. LeviSJ

    Is that last album Talley, Thompson, and West? If so, that should be a good one.

    • David Bruce Murray

      Almost. It’s Amber Saunders (11th Hour) rather than Amber Thompson. They’ll have a single out soon.

    • David Bruce Murray

      Thanks for the info.

  3. LeviSJ

    Saunders is a really good one, too! That’ll be a must-listen for me.


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