#NewsNuggets: 4-26-24

by | Apr 26, 2024 | News


Ernie Haase announced 12-year veteran bass singer Paul Harkey is leaving Signature Sound at the end of May.
Haase also announced Harkey’s replacement will be Christopher Taylor from Miami, Florida, a new face on the Southern Gospel concert circuit. Taylor is already traveling with the group being mentored by Harkey during the transition. Taylor’s first official appearance will be during the Memphis Quartet Show in June when Signature Sound records a brand-new live album.
The Memphis Quartet Show announced the live album to be recorded by Signature Sound at their event in June will also feature special guests Duane Allen and the Blackwood Brothers.
Greater Vision and The Mylon Hayes Family announced they will unite for an 8-city Christmas tour this fall.
During a ceremony last night in Greenville, South Carolina, the South Carolina Entertainment and Music Hall Of Fame posthumously inducted Mark Ferguson. Ferguson was host of the Southern Gospel radio program Sunday In The South for more than 30 years. Country music star Josh Turner (“Long Black Train”), female vocal group Point Of Grace (“Keep The Candle Burning”), and international film star Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) were also among the thirteen inductees honored last night.
Ventriloquist Geraldine Ragan (Geraldine & Ricky) passed away on Tuesday, April 23.
Judy Morrison, the writer of “Child Child” (popularized by the Kingsmen Quartet during the 1980s), passed away on Tuesday, April 23.
Jonathan Wilburn requested prayers for his mother, Elaine Wilburn, last Saturday morning after doctors initially reported finding a mass on her brain. She was then transported to Vanderbilt hospital where further testing revealed no mass. Elaine was discharged and returned home. Jonathan said he credits the healing power of prayer for his mother’s good report.


There are no new album releases today.

Click HERE to listen to new April releases 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.

May 3 – Triumphant Quartet – God Is Listening (streaming)


May 10 – Scotty McCreery – Rise & Fall (CD/Vinyl/Streaming)


May 17 – 11th Hour – That’s Who He Is (CD/streaming)


May 24 – Travis Tritt – Country Chapel (Vinyl)


June 7 – Chris Blue – Foundations: The Hymns Of My Heart (CD/streaming)


Estimated Late June – Gold City – Pillars Of Faith: Anniversary Edition (Vinyl)


August 20 – Zach Williams & Lisa Molloy (illustrator) – A Little More Like Jesus (Children’s Book)

September – Greater Vision – Title TBA

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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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