Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will be in concert at the Apison Baptist Church on Sunday morning, July 22 at 11 a.m. The concert is free. The church is at 11127 Old East Brainerd Road, Apison.
Officials said, "They are one of Southern Gospel’s music's most exciting groups. This unique trio features a great blend, outstanding voices, and music you can sing along with. When you hear the group live, you will be treated to a music filled event that is energetic, fun and spirit filled."
Steve Hess (nephew of gospel hall-of-famer Jake Hess) sings baritone and plays piano. Hess, a former member of Skylite Records “Hess and Baker”, played live concerts with the likes of Jake Hess, JD Sumner and the Stamps quartet and many others. Mr. Hess has played and sang on albums and concert videos with some of Gospel music’s legend’s. For a number of years while signed to Polygram records, he was blessed to work on the west coast and across this country, on live dates and in the studio, with many of the world’s best known artist, producers and choreographers. He truly feels all of these experiences have led him to this moment and the most exciting time of his life.
Rodney Tyson sings lead with the group. He first broke into the national spot light as a teenager featured in the world wide hit television show, "Star Search”, hosted by Ed McMahon. Mr. Tyson served as a judge on Canada's version of American Idol, "Canadian Idol". He is a devoted Christian who spent the last several years as lead singer for the group "Men of Music". He touches the heart of everyone that hears him sing. His vast experience and strong vocal talents are a huge addition to the group.
Chad Riley sings tenor with the group. A two-year alumni from the Stamps Baxter School, Mr. Riley spent time as tenor with Victorious Quartet, The Georgians and the Mystery Men among others. This anointed young man, will truly touch your heart while delivering tenor that soars to the rafters.
Together these men have dedicated their talent and their lives to presenting the Gospel through music.