#NewsNuggets: 8-25-23

by | Aug 25, 2023 | News


Bryan Elliott announced he is launching a solo career with appearances to fall between dates he performs as pianist with the Texas-based Inspirationals Quartet. Elliott said in addition to playing piano, “…don’t be surprised if you hear me incorporate some singing into my programs.”

The Belmont, North Carolina-based group Higher Ground is seeking to add a full-time female singer. Alto Doricia Wright says she is not leaving the group but she wants to ensure all vocal parts are covered in instances when her health prevents her from appearing. Interested singers can click HERE to contact the group.

Kelly Crabb announced her engagement to pianist/bus driver John Jeffrey. The couple plans to be married in the fall.


Music producer and former Old Paths/Kingsmen/LeFevre Quartet tenor Jeremy Peace had brain surgery this past Monday. There were complications but he has since improved and is about to start doing physical and occupational therapy. Your continued prayers are appreciated.


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

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.

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


September 8 – PromisedLand Quartet – Golden Road (CD/streaming)


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)


October 20 – Jeff & Sheri Easter – Christmas Is (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. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.


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