#NewsNuggets: 1-19-24

by | Jan 19, 2024 | News


The Kingsmen announced they have hired 19-year-old bass singer Brady Jones from Morgantown, Kentucky. Jones began traveling with the group on December 29, replacing Drew Laney.

Songwriter, producer, and co-founder of Red Street Records Don Koch passed away on Tuesday, January 16 after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and a brain tumor in 2022.


The Hoppers requested prayer for Claude Hopper who recently suffered two minor heart attacks. Doctors have also discovered an aneurysm.


There are no new releases this week.

Click HERE to listen to new albums released in January 2024.

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.

January 26 – Josh Singletary – Grand (CD/streaming)


January 26 – Mark Bishop – Home (CD/streaming)


January 26 – Gaither Vocal Band – Let Me Be There (5-song EP/streaming)


January 26 – Gaither Vocal Band – Love Songs (CD/DVD/streaming) (The audio version of this release contains eleven songs including the six songs from the 2023 EP by the same title plus the five songs from the 2024 EP Let Me Be There. The DVD includes the same eleven songs plus “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”)


February 16 – The Kingsmen – Unstoppable God (CD/streaming)


February 23 – Donna Ulisse – Mountain Lily (CD/streaming)


March 15 – The Inspirations – The Legacy Continues (CD/streaming)


March 15 – Barbara Mandrell – Precious Memories: 20 Hymns & Gospel Classics (CD/streaming) (re-issue of a 1989 release by the same title)

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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. NBer

    Do we know if the Barbara Mandrell title is a re-issue of a Gospel album she released by the same name back in 1989?

    • David Bruce Murray

      It appears to be the same list of song titles, so yes, every indication is that it is a reissue.


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