Franklin, TN (December 5, 2019) – The Arkâ€™s resident musical group,Â Steve Hess & Southern Salvation,Â are celebrating Christmas twice each day at the Answers Center Theater during the season. Steve Hess was tasked earlier in the year to write and create a Christmas musical as one of the Ark’s ‘ChristmasTime at Ark Encounterâ€™Â free events this year. This led to Steve composing several original Christmas songs, the inclusion of some Christmas favorites and writing a musical that leads the main character of the play on a journey to discover the real meaning of Christmas andÂ ‘A Reason To Celebrate’.
One of the compositions forÂ ‘A Reason To Celebrate’Â is a collaboration with group member, John McCall, on “Luke 2, The Christmas Story”. This unique collaboration involved taking the passage from Luke 2:9-14 and creating a song using the King James Version of the text. This is the most popular and traditionalÂ reading utilized during Christmas presentations and programs in churches and presentations across theÂ nation. This new Christmas song is also being used as a promotion for theÂ ‘ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter’Â event by founder Ken Ham and the Ark Encounter.
“Luke 2, The Christmas Story” is available on all digital streaming outlets.Â “Luke 2, The Christmas Story”
For more information aboutÂ ‘ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter’Â and the concert schedule for ‘A Reason To Celebrate’ visitÂ ArkEncounter.com
Steve Hess & Southern Salvation: southernsalvation.com
ABOUT MANSION ENTERTAINMENT:Â Mansion is a Nashville TN based record label with distribution throughÂ The OrchardÂ (a division of Sony Music). Mansion has distributed artist projects inÂ Southern Gospel such as the Sherry Anne LIVE! DVD (Top 5 Billboard Music Video chart), The Griffith Family, The Ark Encounter resident artist Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, Triumphant Quartet, Palmetto State and others,Â Bluegrass and Country Music genres including the GRAMMY Nominated ‘Forever Changed’ album by T. Graham Brown (Billboard Album Sales Top 100), â€œBecause You Love Meâ€ by T.G. Sheppard and â€˜A Bluegrass Tribute To George Jonesâ€™ by GRAMMY Winner Brad Davis. Mansion has partnered with charting radio singles by Triumphant Quartet, Palmetto State Quartet, Brad Davis, Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, Sherry Anne, The Griffith Family, Tonja Rose and multiple other artists across many formats, includingÂ Praise & WorshipÂ and theÂ Spanish Market.
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