#NewsNuggets: 4-5-24

by | Apr 5, 2024 | News


Ernie and Debbie Peters (The Joyaires) were honored with a presentation from the Southern Gospel Music Association recently celebrating their 45 years in gospel ministry.

Gold City announced they have hired Lori Wise to manage their current and future concert appearances in-house.

Absolutely Gospel announced the Top Five for their annual awards and opened the final round of voting. Click HERE to vote. The awards will be presented on May 7 at the Capitol Theatre in Lebanon, Tennessee.


Former Chuck Wagon Gang singer Norah Lee Allen passed away on Sunday, March 31. Allen was the wife of Oak Ridge Boys lead singer Duane Allen and was a regular background singer on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 40 years. Memorial services for Allen were held this week on Tuesday in Hendersonville, Tennessee and on Wednesday in Lewisburg, Kentucky.

Former Cathedrals Quartet pianist Haskell Cooley passed away on Tuesday. A funeral service for Cooley is planned tomorrow in Wichita, Kansas and a graveside service will be held on Sunday in Talihina, Oklahoma.


April 2 – Dave Thompson – Vinyl Record Collecting For Dummies (book)

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.

April 12 – Legacy Five – Celebrating 25 Years (CD/streaming)


April 19 – Joseph Habedank – Autobiography (CD/streaming)


April 26 – Travis Tritt – Country Chapel (Vinyl)


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


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


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

September – Greater Vision – Title TBA

Date TBA – Gold City – Pillars Of Faith: Anniversary Edition (Vinyl)

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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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