#NewsNuggets: 4-21-23

by | Apr 21, 2023 | News


Terry Franklin, Gus Gaches, Terry Blackwood, and Jeff Pearles were in the recording studio eight hours on Wednesday singing background vocals for an upcoming Carroll Roberson recording.

The 2023 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards were presented this week. Click HERE to view a complete list of the winners.

The Kingdom Heirs (via drummer Dennis Murphy) announced the group is adding a utility musician to the band. Recent concert attendees have already seen a utility musician appearing with the band, but an official hire has not yet been named.

The next season of Gospel Music Showcase starts tomorrow on the Daystar Television Network. Hosted by Guy Penrod, the first episode of the latest season features Tribute Quartet.


Beloved pastor, author, In Touch Ministries speaker, and Singing News columnist Dr. Charles Stanley passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90. A public repose will be held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The family has planned a private memorial service.


Click HERE to listen to April 2023 new releases on YouTube Music.

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


April 21 – Brian Free & Assurance – 30th Anniversary (Streaming)


April 21 – The Hoppers – Something’s Happening 2023 (streaming re-issue)


April 21 – Shirah Brothers – One (CD/streaming)

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 28 – The Nelons – Beautiful (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)


June 2 – Ronnie Booth – Living Legacy (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. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.


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