#NewsNuggets: 8-18-23

by | Aug 18, 2023 | News


Gold City’s Danny Riley announced Josh Feemster will be the new lead singer for Gold City. Feemster had been filling in since Bruce Taliaferro’s third tenure abruptly ended a few weeks ago. He initially intended to only fill in until Gold City could hire a permanent lead singer, but the overwhelmingly positive response from fans was a major factor in causing Feemster to reconsider. Riley said a new recording is already in the works, but a release date is not yet set.

HighRoad’s Sarah Davison and Trevor Randolph announced their engagement to be married in a Facebook post this past Sunday.

Triumphant Quartet announced Scotty Inman’s final performance with the group will be on September 1 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Inman said the prompt hiring of his replacement, Sean Barber, has permitted him to take his solo career full-time sooner than initially announced.

Daywind Records announced Scotty Inman has joined their family of recording artists. Inman is currently writing new music for his next album.

Amazon Freevee will release a six-episode docuseries on September 1 titled God. Family. Football. The series follows former pro football player, high school football coach, and pastor Denny Duron as he comes out of a 30-year retirement to coach the football program he founded at Evangel Christian Academy in  Shreveport, Louisiana. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson is an executive producer of the series.

Ray Flynn and Scott Godsey surprised The Inspirations with a $10,000 check from Singing News after a performance on Wednesday at The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. Flynn and Godsey lauded the group for their work ethic, devotion to Southern Gospel music, and for leading the industry selling Singing News subscriptions.


Please pray for music producer and former Old Paths/Kingsmen/LeFevre Quartet tenor Jeremy Peace who is scheduled to have brain surgery on Monday, August 21. Peace has experienced multiple seizures and partial loss of his eyesight over the past three years. His medication for these issues has damaged his kidney and liver functions.


Long-time magazine columnist, bass singer, and pencil artist Roy Pauley passed away on Saturday, August 12 at the age of 74. A memorial service for Pauley will be held on Saturday, September 9 in Winter Haven, Florida. Click HERE to view his complete obituary.

Gospel music disc jockey, concert promoter, and pastor Merle Fullerton passed away on Monday, August 14. Fullerton was emcee on the night the Kingsmen Quartet recorded their Live Naturally album (1981). A funeral service for Fullerton will be held tomorrow, August 19 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Click HERE to view his complete obituary.


There are no new releases this week.

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 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 15 – Central Baptist Church Choir – He Is (streaming) (includes performances by Soul’d Out, Suzanne Hise, The Nelons, Roy Harris, KidCentral, The Mylon Hayes Family, The Ben Rochester Family, and The Whisnants)


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


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


???? – Greater Vision – Christmas In London (CD/LP)


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


August ?? – River’s Edge – Front Row Seat


???? – Gold City

???? – Scott Brand – Looking Back (CD)

???? – 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.


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