#NewsNuggets: 8-11-23

by | Aug 11, 2023 | News


Southern Gospel super fan Nicholas Wilke announced he has joined the staff at The Life FM Network as a correspondent. Wilkie’s interviews will be aired weekly on their “Friends & Family” morning show.

The Gospel Music Association announced their nominees for the 54th Dove Awards to be presented October 17 and aired October 20 on TBN. Click HERE to view the entire list of nominees.  

The Southern Gospel Music Association announced the rest of the 2023 Hall Of Fame class over the past few days. Former A&R director and Daywind Vice-President Norman Holland, former Cathedrals tenor and current soloist Danny Funderburk, and recently retired 50-year member of the Primitive Quartet Reagan Riddle will join former Speers soprano and Gaither Gospel Series star Sue Dodge (who was announced last week).

The Southern Gospel Music Association’s Hall Of Fame & Museum located at Biblical Times Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee features a large wall of plaques for most inductees. Twenty-one members of the Hall Of Fame are currently in need of benefactors to help cover the $2500 cost of completing their plaques. Click HERE and scroll down to the “Become A Benefactor” section to donate. (Benefactors donating $2500 to cover the cost of a plaque will have their name included on the plaque.)


Please pray for the Chuck Wagon Gang as they raise funds to replace a vehicle, trailer, equipment, and recorded product after a wreck last weekend. Injuries were thankfully minor.


Songfellows Quartet owner and former president of Samick USA, Bob Jones, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 7. A memorial service for Jones is planned for Monday, August 14 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. A complete obituary is/will be posted HERE.


August 11 – Ernie Haase & Signature Sound – Live In Amsterdam: A 20th Anniversary Celebration (CD/streaming)


August 11 – Gaither Vocal Band – Shine: The Darker the Night the Brighter the Light (CD/DVD)

Listen to August new releases HERE 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.


August 18 – River’s Edge – Front Row Seat


Mid-August – Scott Brand – Looking Back (CD)


August 25 – Various Artists – Gaither Tribute: Award-winning Artists Honor The Songs Of Bill & Gloria Gaither (CD/streaming)


September 8 – The Steeldrivers – Tougher Than Nails (CD/streaming/vinyl)


September 15 – Travis Tritt – Country Chapel (CD/streaming)


September 22 – Lynda Randle – By The Riverside (CD/streaming)


September 29 – The Inspirations – Reunion Live (CD/streaming)


???? – Josh Singletary – Grand (CD/streaming)


TBA – Gold City


TBA – Daniel Ball solo album

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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 Comment

  1. Daniel h

    There was a day when I’d have the latest Ernie Haase album on preorder… now days I’m more excited about the new Inspirations live album.
    I’m ready to hear both but it’s amazing how tastes develop


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