#NewsNuggets: 3-24-23

by | Mar 24, 2023 | News


Mike and Jordan LeFevre announced the LeFevre Quartet will return to a limited touring schedule with group members Jonathan Price (tenor), Jordan (lead), Mike (baritone), Christian Davis (bass), and James Rainey (piano). The group retired in the fall of 2022.

The Museum of the Bible has been named as the platinum sponsor for the multi-day 2023 festival “40 Days & 40 Nights of Christian Music” at the Ark Encounter & Creation Museum in Williamstown, Kentucky. An associated new multi-day Christian Music event was also announced, to be held in the early Fall of 2024 at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.

The Morganton, North Carolina radio station WCIS just celebrated 30 years on the air. The station added FM frequency 100.9 in 2019 and now provides service 24/7.

Singing News revealed their Top 10 nominees in 20 categories for the 2023 Fan Awards. Voting to narrow down each list to a Top 5 will commence on April 25. Click HERE to view the list of nominees.

The Southern Gospel Music Association announced a March 31 deadline to renew membership or join the organization in order to vote for 2023 Hall Of Fame inductees. Click HERE to view membership options.

The Nashville, Tennessee-based trio 2nd Chance Ministries announced the departure of tenor singer Gray Kimble. Tenor singers interested in applying for the open position are asked to submit a resume, photo, and vocal demo to [email protected].


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)


March 24 – The Villines Trio – Turn On The Light (streaming)


March 24 – RayGene Wilson – Songs I Grew Up Singing (streaming)

Click HERE to listen to March 2023 new 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.

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


April 14 – The Inspirations – Ageless Treasures (Double 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)


April 28 – Gaither Gospel Series – Hallelujah Homecoming (DVD/CD)


April 28 – Gaither Gospel Series – Power In The Blood (DVD/CD)


TBA – Lauren, Amber, & Kenna (streaming)


TBA – Brian Free & Assurance – 30th Anniversary (may be a different title) (double CD/USB-A/USB-C)

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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. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

1 Comment

  1. Daniel h

    Glad to the Lefevre Quartet coming back even limited. Gospel music and the world needs more folks like Mike Lefevre.


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