Upcoming Southern Gospel CD/DVD Releases: August 2011

This list aims to be inclusive of Daywind, Crossroads, Horizon/Crossroads, Sonlite/Crossroads, Vine/Crossroads, Gaither Music Group/EMI CMG, Stow Town/Provident/Integrity, New Haven/Provident/Integrity, Song Garden, Homeland, The Mansion Entertainment, and major independent group releases where known.

August 2011

  • 8/4: Sailing Smooth, Southern Sound (Homeland)
  • 8/9: I Am a Promise, Gaither Vocal Band (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • 8/16: A Season to Remember: Their Greatest Hits, Brian Free & Assurance (Daywind)
  • 8/16: If We Love Them, Gene McDonald (Homeland)
  • mid-August: 50th Anniversary, Dixie Melody Boys (Song Garden)
  • 8/23: Let It Be Known, Booth Brothers (Daywind)
  • 8/23: Windows in the World, Charlotte Ritchie

September 2011

  • 9/6: Part of the Family, Collingsworth Family (Stow Town / Provident/Integrity)
  • 9/12: Journey, Libbi Perry Stuffle (Daywind)
  • 9/13: Somebody’s Coming, Gold City (New Haven / Provident/Integrity)
  • 9/13: A Man Like Me, Wes Hampton (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • NQC week: From the Heart, Triumphant Quartet
  • NQC week: Feels Like Sunday, Bowling Family
  • NQC week: Now, The Browns
  • NQC week: Promise, Promise
  • 9/20: Live, Dove Brothers (Sonlite/Crossroads)
  • 9/20: Timeless: A Christmas Collection, Crist Family (Horizon/Crossroads)
  • 9/20: Family Chain: The Songs of Joe Isaacs, John Bowman (Mountain Home/Crossroads)
  • 9/21: Baptized on Sunday, Penny Loafers (Mansion)
  • 9/21: Christmas Must Be Tonight, Three Bridges (Mansion)
  • 9/21: A Country Campmeeting featuring Palmetto State Quartet (Mansion)
  • 9/21: A Country Campmeeting featuring Three Bridges (Mansion)
  • 9/21: A Country Campmeeting featuring Triumphant Quartet (Mansion)
  • 9/23: God’s Been Faithful, Liberty Quartet
  • 9/27: Family Ties, Wilburn & Wilburn (Daywind)
  • 9/27: Old Rugged Cross CD/DVD, Gaither Homecoming Friends (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • 9/27: Tent Revival Homecoming CD/DVD, Gaither Homecoming Friends (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
Is this list missing anything significant, especially among independent group releases? Let us know in the comments!
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Libbi Perry Stuffle to Reunite with Siblings for “Reunited”

Libbi Perry Stuffle recently announced that she is recording a solo project, Journey, to release at the National Quartet Convention in about six weeks. The project will feature a mixture of her most-loved solos and new songs.

One of the new songs, “Reunited,” was written by Joseph Habedank, Matthew Holt, and Wayne Haun. On this song, she will be joined by her brother Randy and her sister Debra. The three were the founding members of The Perrys back in 1970, and this will be the first time they have recorded together in decades.

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Gaither Vocal Band posts sound clips for children’s CD, announces Homecoming Bible

The Bill Gaither Trio recorded several projects for children, but I Am a Promise, releasing August 9th, is the Gaither Vocal Band’s first. They have just posted a six-minute sample here. [EDIT, 6/5/12: Broken link removed.]

For those of you who don’t automatically purchase every Gaither project: Do any of the songs make you inclined to purchase the CD?

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Also from the Gaither camp: Thomas Nelson will be releasing a Gaither Homecoming Bible in August 2012:

Scheduled to release in August 2012, the Gaither Homecoming Bible will be a collaboration of Gaither Homecoming artists throughout the years, with Gloria Gaither serving as managing editor. …

The Gaither Homecoming Bible will feature personal inspirational experiences with the scriptures, from Bill and Gloria Gaither as well as the Homecoming artists and those closely involved with their music ministry through the years. Included in the pages of this Bible will be carefully selected favorite hymns, gospel songs, and songs by Bill and Gloria Gaither. Also included will be statements by great historical and contemporary Christian writers, theologians, and thinkers about the part music has played in their own spiritual journeys.

The Bible will release under the Thomas Nelson’s Signature Series brand of premium Bibles in the popular New King James Version (NKJV).

Andrew S. broke the story and offers some thoughts here. The choice to go with the NKJV is pretty straightforward; given that they were working with Thomas Nelson, it was either going to be that or a public domain translation. It’s not all that bad of a move for them, though, since, despite the KJV’s ongoing popularity in our genre, Gaither was likely to go with a modern translation anyhow, and this is the only other popular modern-day translation based on the far more reliable Majority / Traditional text.

Gaither has extended the Homecoming brand over a wide variety of products, but a Bible is easily the most ambitious yet. Is this something you would use?

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First Look at new Collingsworth CD

The Collingsworth Family’s next CD, Part of the Family, releases September 6. Reader ZA sends over our first sneak peek:

The video quality isn’t all it could be, due to the three people who chose to stand for much of the song. (Concert Etiquette 101: If you will stand throughout a song when the rest of the audience remains seated, sit towards the back, so that you do not obstruct the view of hundreds of other attendees!)

The audio quality is decent enough to make up for the visual distractions. And the standout factor—enough to make this newsworthy—is the increased maturity in Phil Jr.’s voice. In just a few years, he has gone from having an occasional verse to being one of the strongest vocalists in the family. His previous solos have been keyed in the tenor range; this is his first feature in baritone/tenor quality, and he has excellent tone and control here.

Just when you might have thought that the family’s sound was as good as it was going to get, another vocalist comes out of his shell to be a strong vocalist in his own right. (Oh: If the performance wasn’t impressive enough on its own, the video description indicates that this was the first time the song was sung live.)

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Upcoming Southern Gospel CD/DVD Releases: July 2011

This list aims to be inclusive of Daywind, Crossroads, Horizon/Crossroads, Sonlite/Crossroads, Vine/Crossroads, Gaither Music Group/EMI CMG, Stow Town/Provident/Integrity, Song Garden, Homeland, The Mansion Entertainment, and major independent group releases where known.

July 2011

  • 7/5: The Only Way, Greater Vision (Daywind)
  • 7/12: Reach Out, Karen Peck & New River (Daywind)
  • 7/12: If We Love Them, Gene McDonald (Homeland)
  • 7/19: The Waiting is Over, Tribute Quartet (Sonlite/Crossroads)
  • 7/19: Grace Says…, Kingsmen (Horizon/Crossroads)
  • 7/25: More Than Enough, Whisnants (independent/New Day)

August 2011

  • 8/9: I Am a Promise, Gaither Vocal Band (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • 8/16: A Season to Remember: Their Greatest Hits, Brian Free & Assurance (Daywind)
  • 8/23: Let It Be Known, Booth Brothers (Daywind)

September 2011 (incomplete; honorable mention)

  • 9/6: Part of the Family, Collingsworth Family (Stow Town / Provident/Integrity)
  • 9/13: Somebody’s Coming, Gold City (New Haven / Provident/Integrity)

Is this list missing anything significant, especially among independent group releases? Let us know in the comments!

 

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Upcoming Southern Gospel CD/DVD Releases: June 2011

This list aims to be inclusive of Daywind, Crossroads, Horizon/Crossroads, Sonlite/Crossroads, Vine/Crossroads, Gaither Music Group/EMI CMG, Stow Town/Provident/Integrity, Song Garden, Homeland, The Mansion Entertainment, and major independent group releases where known.

June 2011

  • 6/7: The Best of Jessica King: Work of Heart, Jessica King (Daywind)
  • 6/15: I Am Going Home, The Wilhites (Mansion)
  • 6/21: Live in Charlotte DVD, Crist Family (Horizon / Crossroads)
  • 6/21: God Makes No Mistakes, The Inspirations (Horizon / Crossroads)
  • 6/21: Joy Ride, Ivan Parker (Horizon / Crossroads)
  • 6/21: New Day, The Martins (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • 6/21: The Best of the Martins DVD, The Martins (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)

July 2011

  • 7/5: The Only Way, Greater Vision (Daywind)
  • 7/12: Reach Out, Karen Peck & New River (Daywind)
  • 7/19: The Waiting is Over, Tribute Quartet (Sonlite/Crossroads)
  • 7/19: Grace Says…, Kingsmen (Horizon/Crossroads)

August 2011 (honorary mention)

  • 8/9: I Am a Promise, Gaither Vocal Band (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)

Did I miss anything significant, especially among independent group releases? Let us all know in the comments!

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Upcoming Southern Gospel CD/DVD Releases: May 2011

This list aims to be inclusive of Daywind, Crossroads, Horizon/Crossroads, Sonlite/Crossroads, Vine/Crossroads, Gaither Music Group/EMI CMG, Stow Town/Provident/Integrity, Song Garden, Homeland, The Mansion Entertainment, and major independent group releases where known.

May 2011

  • 5/3: Dreamin’ Wide Awake, Doug Anderson (Stow Town / Provident/Integrity)
  • 5/3: Keeps on Rolling Along, The New Gospel Singing Caravan (Daywind and Song Garden Music Group joint release)
  • 5/3: Something’s Happening (DVD), The Hoppers (table project?)
  • 5/3: Dallas Live (DVD), The Hoppers (table project?)
  • 5/17: I Still Need Him, Mark Bishop (Sonlite/Crossroads)
  • 5/17: We Will Stand Our Ground, Kingdom Heirs (Sonlite / Crossroads)
  • 5/17: He’s Alive CD/DVD, Talley Trio (Horizon/Crossroads)
  • 5/17: The Best of Buddy Greene CD/DVD, Buddy Greene (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • 5/17: Songs of the 1900s, Greater Vision (Daywind)

June 2011

  • 6/7: The Best of Jessica King: Work of Heart, Jessica King (Daywind)
  • 6/15: I Am Going Home, The Wilhites (Mansion)
  • 6/21: Live in Charlotte DVD, Crist Family (Horizon / Crossroads)
  • 6/21: God Makes No Mistakes, The Inspirations (Horizon / Crossroads)
  • 6/21: Joy Ride, Ivan Parker (Horizon / Crossroads)
  • 6/21: New Day, The Martins (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • 6/21: The Best of the Martins DVD, The Martins (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)

Did I miss anything significant, especially among independent group releases? Let us all know in the comments!

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Upcoming Southern Gospel CD/DVD Releases: April 2011

Last month, I launched a monthly series listing upcoming CD/DVD releases.

April 2011

  • 4/1: Presidential Campaign Songs of the 1800s, Greater Legacy of Voting Booths Trio (Michael Booth, Gerald Wolfe, Scott Fowler) (Daywind)*
  • 4/19: Fear Not Tomorrow CD/DVD, Collingsworth Family (Crossroads)
  • 4/19: A Decade of Memories CD/DVD, Collingsworth Family (Crossroads)
  • 4/19: Ultimate Gaither Collection, Gaither (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • 4/19: 25 Years and Pressing On, Heirline (Homeland)
  • 4/19: Live in Concert CD/DVD, The Akins (Crossroads)
  • 4/19: Treasures Unseen, Beyond the Ashes (Vine / Crossroads)
  • 4/19: Till the Storm Passes By, Skyline Boys (Crossroads)

May 2011

  • 5/3: Dreamin’ Wide Awake, Doug Anderson (Stow Town / Provident/Integrity)
  • 5/3: Keeps on Rolling Along, The New Gospel Singing Caravan (Daywind and Song Garden Music Group joint release)
  • 5/3: Something’s Happening (DVD), The Hoppers (table project?)
  • 5/3: Dallas Live (DVD), The Hoppers (table project?)
  • 5/17: I Still Need Him, Mark Bishop (Sonlite/Crossroads)
  • 5/17: We Will Stand Our Ground, Kingdom Heirs (Sonlite / Crossroads)
  • 5/17: He’s Alive CD/DVD, Talley Trio (Horizon/Crossroads)
  • 5/17: The Best of Buddy Greene, Buddy Greene (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)

This list aims to be inclusive of Daywind, Crossroads, Horizon/Crossroads, Sonlite/Crossroads, Vine/Crossroads, Gaither Music Group/EMI CMG, Stow Town/Provident/Integrity, Song Garden, Homeland, The Mansion Entertainment, and major independent group releases where known.

Did I miss anything significant, especially among independent group releases? Let us all know in the comments!

*(Oh, and yes, the Greater Legacy of Voting Booths Trio entry is indeed an April 1 entry!)

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Tim Duncan to record solo project

Tim Duncan has announced on Facebook that he will be recording a solo project:

Hi everybody! I just wanted all of you to know I read every post and message I receive and am trying my best to respond to all of you. Now, for the good news…. For the next few weeks I will be in the studio working on my solo project! I am excited and ready to go!! My family and I appreciate your prayers. You guys will never know what an encouragement you are to us!

Hat tip, Phil on Southern Gospel.

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Upcoming Southern Gospel CD/DVD Releases: March 2011

For several years, I have thought that some Southern Gospel magazine or website ought to go to the trouble to compile a monthly list of Southern Gospel releases. Recently, the absurdly obvious thought hit me: Why don’t I do it myself? After all, I’ve put in the time and effort to build the contacts to pull it off. So without further ado, here are the upcoming Southern Gospel releases for March 2011:

  • ~3/6: Favorite Hymns, The Melody Boys Quartet (table project)
  • 3/15: George Younce…with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (Stow Town / Provident/Integrity)
  • 3/15: Joy in the Journey, The McKameys (Horizon / Crossroads)
  • 3/22: The Best of David Phelps (CD/DVD), David Phelps (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)

It’s slow by all accounts; several label contacts remarked that it’s been a slow period after the end-of-year rush.

On the calendar for April:

  • 4/19: Ultimate Gaither Collection, Gaither (Gaither Music Group / EMI CMG)
  • 4/19: to be named CD, Heirline (Homeland)
  • 4/19: to be named CD/DVD, The Akins (Crossroads)
  • 4/19: Treasures Unseen, Beyond the Ashes (Vine / Crossroads)
  • 4/19: Till the Storm Passes By, Skyline Boys (Crossroads)
  • 4/26: He’s Alive CD/DVD, Talley Trio (Horizon/Crossroads)

This list aims to be inclusive of Daywind, Crossroads, Horizon/Crossroads, Sonlite/Crossroads, Vine/Crossroads, Gaither Music Group/EMI CMG, Stow Town/Provident/Integrity, Song Garden, Homeland, The Mansion Entertainment, and major independent group releases where known. Did I miss anything significant, especially among independent group releases? Let us all know in the comments!

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