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‘A Reason To Celebrate’ at the Ark Encounter

Written by Staff on December 5, 2019 – 5:01 pm -

A Reason To Celebrate by Steve Hess and Southern Salvation at the Ark EncounterFranklin, TN (December 5, 2019) – The Ark’s resident musical group, Steve Hess & Southern Salvation, 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 Encounter’ 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 and ‘A Reason To Celebrate’.

One of the compositions for ‘A Reason To Celebrate’ 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 traditional reading utilized during Christmas presentations and programs in churches and presentations across the nation. This new Christmas song is also being used as a promotion for the ‘ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter’ event by founder Ken Ham and the Ark Encounter.

A Reason To Celebrate by Steve Hess and Southern Salvation at the Ark Encounter“Luke 2, The Christmas Story” is available on all digital streaming outlets. “Luke 2, The Christmas Story”

For more information about ‘ChristmasTime at Ark Encounter’ and the concert schedule for ‘A Reason To Celebrate’ visit

Steve Hess & Southern Salvation:

ABOUT STEVE HESS & SOUTHERN SALVATION: Steve Hess & Southern Salvation are the resident artist at the Ark Encounter, performing 400 concerts a year. The group has multiple Singing News charting singles to their credit and performs a variety of Southern Gospel Music to thousands of visitors to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum each year. Their current single is “Three Beating Hearts”, a song being used in promotion by the Ark Encounter / Creation Museum in support of pro-life.

ABOUT MANSION ENTERTAINMENT: Mansion is a Nashville TN based record label with distribution through The Orchard (a division of Sony Music). Mansion has distributed artist projects in 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, Bluegrass and Country Music genres including the GRAMMY Nominated ‘Forever Changed’ album by T. Graham Brown (Billboard Album Sales Top 100), “Because You Love Me” by T.G. Sheppard and ‘A Bluegrass Tribute To George Jones’ 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, including Praise & Worship and the Spanish Market.

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Steve Hess and Southern Salvation Debut New Tenor Vocalist at Nashville Legends Program

Written by SGN Scoops on July 30, 2013 – 8:33 am -

john mcNashville, Tennessee-  Popular Trio Steve Hess & Southern Salvation debut John McCall as their new Tenor.

Steve Hess & Salvation  will be debuting John McCall as the group’s New Tenor this coming weekend August 2nd and 3rd in Goodlettsville Tennessee (the Nashville Tennessee area) at The Gospel Legends Reunion Concert at The First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

“John has one of the most amazing voices in music, and a testimony of healing and  grace that will touch the lives of all that hear  him. This young man of God brings so much, to the group, Rodney Tyson and I are very excited to share this journey with him”  says Steve Hess. John replaces Chad Riley who has moved to Oregon with his family,  and the team at SHSS wish him all the best. The Gospel Legions Reunion concert will feature classic versions of The Stamps Quartet, The Singing Americans, The Imperials, The Prophets and many more.   Some of the featured vocalists in these classic quartets include Donnie Sumner, Ed Hill, Dwayne Burke, Armond Morales, Danny Funderburk, Jim Murray, Bill Dykes, Jerry Goff, Scott Whitener, and many others.  Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will be opening for both nights with selections from their latest recording “Revived”.  The project features the latest single “The More I See God’s Glory” which continues to gain momentum at radio and they were  recently featured on The National Syndicated Radio Show Gospel Greats with Paul Heil heard on over 200 outlets nationwide and Sirrus/XM Radio.

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