#NewsNuggets: 6-14-24
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by David Bruce Murray
6d ago
NEWS OF THE WEEK Gaither Music Group president Paul Sizelove was included on Billboard’s Indie Power Players list for the fifth consecutive year. In addition to his duties for GMG, Sizelove was recently appointed president of Sun Label Group as well. RELEASED THIS WEEK There are no new releases this week. Click HERE to listen to June 2024 releases on YouTube Music. UPCOMING RELEASES 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. June 21 – Poet Voices – It Won ..read more
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#NewsNuggets: 6-7-24
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by David Bruce Murray
1w ago
NEWS OF THE WEEK On Tuesday, the Southern Gospel Music Association announced the names of the 2024 Hall Of Fame inductees: Kelly Nelon Clark, Jeff Stice, Mike Holcomb, and Herb Henry. The induction ceremony will take place during a Tuesday afternoon showcase on September 24th at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. PROGRESS REPORT/PRAYER REQUEST Dean Hopper reported that his father Claude underwent a successful open-heart surgery on Monday. He has been walking the hospital halls with a physical therapist, visiting with family, and watching TV with the volume cranked up ..read more
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The Paynes – “This is War!” (1988)
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by James Hales
2w ago
By 1988, it had been 2 years since the album “Rapture” had been released. In 1987 the Paynes released another album through Eagle One Records called, “A Little Bit of Heaven”, which was a much lower budget recording than their “Rapture” album had been and it did not yield any radio singles. The album featured some unique remakes of some of their earlier tunes such as “Welcome Home”, “Oh What a City”, “Come on Over”, “King of Glory” and “When He Was on the Cross”. It also included a phenomenal live performance of “Rise and Walk”, which I suspect was recorded the same night as their “Fire on Sta ..read more
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#NewsNuggets: 5-31-24
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by David Bruce Murray
2w ago
NEWS OF THE WEEK The Memphis Quartet Show announced the additions of Ricky Carden, Josh Franks, and Pat Barker to the organization’s Board of Directors. These three are replacing Memphis Quartet Show founders Stewart Varnado, Danny Jones, and Jimmy Blackwood. The 2024 ICM (Inspirational Country Music) Awards were presented on Wednesday at an event co-hosted by Inside Edition journalist Megan Alexander and American Idol contestant Zachariah Smith. Oak Ridge Boys baritone William Lee Golden was among the honorees, receiving the organization’s Living Legend Award. Click HERE to view a complete l ..read more
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The Paynes – “Rapture” (1986)
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by James Hales
3w ago
How do you come back after releasing such a phenomenal live album like “Fire on Stage”? You release “Rapture” is what you do! After the immense success from the albums “I’m a Jesus Fan” and “Fire on Stage”, the Paynes essentially reinvented themselves and released this fantastic record filled with a strong country sound, along with some rock, pop, and acoustic undertones to it. Produced by Vic Clay, “Rapture” was an extremely edgy, progressive, but yet very cohesive sounding album, and I think Vic was the perfect producer for the Paynes at this point in their career. Released on Eagle One Rec ..read more
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God Will Provide
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by Sony Elise
3w ago
I am in awe of God’s mercy and goodness, but I’m also reminded that “to whom much is given, much is required” (Luke 12:48). God doesn’t elevate a person so that the person can become a big shot. Everything He does is so HE can get glory. If you are in ministry, you should be humbled by this fact as opposed to being puffed up. God opened a big door for me this past week, but as I thank Him for taking such good care of me, I pray that I will also be faithful to praise Him when things do not go my way. You see, trusting God goes both ways. It’s easy to trust Him when things are going well, but wh ..read more
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#NewsNuggets: 5-24-24
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by David Bruce Murray
3w ago
NEWS OF THE WEEK On Thursday morning, some SiriusXM subscribers discovered that Bill Gaither’s enLighten channel had moved from Channel 65 to Channel 150. Family Music Group announced the addition of Cheri Taylor to their roster of recording artists. Taylor resides in Santa Claus, Indiana. RELEASED THIS WEEK May 24 – Mark Lowry & Matthew Holt – Sit Up Straight And Sing: Vol 4 (CD/streaming)   May 20 – Carroll Roberson – The Promise (CD/streaming)   May 24 – Travis Tritt – Country Chapel (Vinyl) Click HERE to listen to May 2024 releases on YouTube Music. UPCOMING RELEASES T ..read more
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#NewsNuggets: 5-16-24
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by David Bruce Murray
1M ago
NEWS OF THE WEEK The Gospel Music Association and GMA Foundation elected/re-elected board members for 2024-2025. Zane King and Ed Harper are among the names on the GMA board. Harper and Ed Leonard continue to hold positions on the GMA’s Executive Committee. Paul Sizelove began a 3-year term on the GMA Foundation’s board. Joseph Habedank kicked of his new tour with a surprise…a two-piece band. Pianist Josh Tomlin and guitarist Anthony Rogers will now be traveling with Habedank on his autobiography tour. Singing News announced the Top Five finalists for their 2024 Fan Awards. A Top Ten was anno ..read more
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The Paynes – “I’m a Jesus Fan” (1984)
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by James Hales
1M ago
With “It’s Out of This World” being released so late in 1982, the Paynes did not release a mainline album in 1983, but rather released an independent recording filled with hymns and favorites called, “A Payne Family Tradition”. The album was totally produced by the group and featured such songs as “Never Grow Old”, “Green Pastures”, “Wayfaring Stranger” and others, and it was an album the group held very close to their heart. In 1984, the group went back into the studio and recorded one of their most popular albums, “I’m a Jesus Fan”. Produced by Ronald Drake, this recording was very differen ..read more
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#NewsNuggets: 5-9-24
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by David Bruce Murray
1M ago
NEWS OF THE WEEK Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing announced they have reached an exclusive agreement with Russell Maudlin for his arranging, orchestrating, and songwriting services. Mauldin will also serve as a consultant for the recently revived choral music company. Various artists gathered in Nashville on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a new studio for Bill Gaither’s enLighten channel on SiriusXM. Singing News magazine announced that due to a printing error on the Round Two ballot for the Fan Awards, votes in the Favorite Musician category will be delayed. The Final ballot i ..read more
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