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Steve Hess and Southern Salvation Release New Recording and Singl

Written by SGN Scoops on March 24, 2014 – 10:14 am -

Nashville TN- Steve Hess and Southern Salvation have announced that their newly anticipated recording and single are releasing today.SHSSpromopic

Living Proof, the new project showcases this trio in an all new dynamic.  Since the inception of Steve Hess and Southern Salvation, the trio has released a number of first class recordings, but Living Proof places this trio in a whole new realm.  Audiences everywhere are being blessed by the exciting new sound of Steve Hess & Southern Salvation with Tenor John McCall and Lead Jay Arview. The ministry of these outstanding men of vision and passion is touching the lives of listeners in a profound way.

Hess states “I have never been more excited about any recording or any group of men I have recorded with, in my musical career than this project, and these men. “Living Proof” is the type of recording that solidifies what our message has always been but speaks new light into it.  I believe with all my heart that God gave all of the writers, the songs that He wanted us to convey through this project and at the same time we were inspired because they ministered to us as well.”

The first single shipped to radio stations across America is “Mountain of Grace” from the pen of award winning songwriter Dianne Wilkinson.  Dianne is quoted as to state “I Am So Excited About Steve Hess And Southern Salvation Sending “Mountain Of Grace To Radio.  They Do A Fantastic Job On This Song Which Will Take God’s Children Back To The Cross…To Reflect, And To Be Thankful.”  The single is available with Jan Puryear Promotions.

Eric Melton of Choice Promotions and Management says “Working with Steve is a real blessing, Since we began working together almost 5 years ago, we have developed a true friendship.  It is exciting to see his passion for Music and the Gospel message that is communicated through the project Living Proof.  I feel confident that they will continue to attract even more people to their music. With the addition of new vocalists Jay Arview and John McCall, you have three men that are moved upon by God’s Spirit to carry the gospel in a greater dimension.  Already in places where they have been traveling and performing several of the selections from the recording, they are receiving overwhelming response from Gospel Music Fans and Radio Station personnel alike”.

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Steve Hess and Southern Salvation to be the Featured Artist This Weekend on The Gospel Greats

Written by SGN Scoops on July 16, 2013 – 9:04 am -

Nashville, Tennessee-  Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will be the featured artist this coming weekend on Thess National Award winning Syndicated Southern Gospel Program The Gospel Greats with Paul Heil.

 Paul recently caught up with the trio and talked to them about their new Elite Recording Revived.  Steve comments “It is an honor to be included on such an amazing program as the Gospel Greats.  We have admired Paul’s professionalism in Christian Music Broadcasting for over three decades.  We are consistently seeing lives changed and people saved across America in our services.  The Gospel Greats provides a wonderful vehicle for Gospel Music artists to have such a national outreach with their music on this program.”

 Paul will be featuring interview segments and selections from the Revived recording.  Steve comments further “ This project has a theme that speaks to today’s church.  We have a sense of urgency as a ministry and have revival in our lives.  We feel called to convey that to other Christians to pray that their lives and churches would be Revived to reach the lost more than ever as the time is short.  We all need to become Revived more than ever to each do what God has called us to and that is reach the lost and those in the church that need encouragement”.

 Revived by Steve Hess and Southern Salvation was produced by James Rainey and includes such songs of yesteryear as the old Hinson’s classic “Hallelujah Meetin” and one that Steve’s father wrote many years ago “We’ll Need No Light in the City”.  Other new songs include “I’m Going Home” and “God’s Still God” which were penned by the trio.  The first single released with Group Manager and Radio Promoter Eric Melton is “The More I See God’s Glory” which was released on Choice Promotions Volume #4.  The single is already receiving wonderful comments and airplay from radio stations everywhere.

 The program will air on most stations this coming weekend July 20 and July 21.  In addition to the project being featured Paul will be giving away 50 copies of Revived listeners will have an opportunity to win a copy of the CD.  Paul Heil’sTHE GOSPEL GREATS radio program is the best-known and most widely-respected syndicated Southern Gospel music radio program, presently airing on nearly 200 great radio stations across the United States, in Canada and elsewhere on great radio stations worldwide, also on Sirius/XM satellite and on theinternet worldwide each week (through affiliates and on-demand).

You can find more information about Steve Hess and Southern Salvation at www.southernsalvation.comor   You can locate a list of times this weekend’s edition of the Gospel Greats will air in your area at

 Photo: Pictured Left to Right are Group Manger and Choice Promotions Executive Eric Melton, Paul Heil of the Gospel Greats Radio Program and Steve Hess of Steve Hess and Southern Salvation


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Steve Hess and Southern Salvation Begin New Recording with New Group Member

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 29, 2012 – 10:17 pm -

Nashville, TN – Choice Promotions is excited to announce the upcoming radio release of “Stand Up And Shout” the new single from the upcoming recording “Revived” by Steve Hess and Southern Salvation.

The single co written by Steve Hess and Michael Puryear should prove to be the most requested single since Steve and Southern Salvation began just 3 years ago. Hess states ” Out of the songs that I have written in the past, “Stand Up And Shout” is one that the church needs to hear today. With the downturn in the economy and the chaos that we read and view in the news, this song is encouragement to the Christians. Our manager Eric Melton was on the road with us filling the lead spot for a few weekends, I had the chorus down and sang it to him. Eric was ecstatic about the single and highly recommending we single it to radio. Michael Puryear co wrote the groups earlier single “God’s Grace Is Greatest” 2 years ago that made such strong impact at radio nationwide. With “Stand Up and Shout”, We are anticipating even greater things to come.” Steve Hess and Southern Salvation are keeping a busy schedule with Hess, Tenor Chad Riley and newest member lead Rodney Tyson.

The single will shipped in the coming two weeks both from Choice Promotions and Jan Puryear Promotions. You can find more information by going to , or

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Steve Hess and Southern Salvation Sign Management Agreement with Choice Promotions

Written by SGN Scoops on April 17, 2012 – 12:59 pm -

Popular Gospel Music Trio Steve Hess and Southern Salvation have
reached a long term management agreement with Gospel Music Industry
Executive Eric Melton of Choice Promotions

Melton, who formed Choice Promotions in January after spending over 17
successful years in various capacities in Christian Music including
being a broadcaster on Satellite Radio, Radio Promotions and Record
Label Operations, has recently launched the new aspect of the company
in artist management.

Melton states, “As Choice Promotions was created at the beginning of
this year, the primary focus of the company was to bring a fresh
approach to artist representation to various forms of media.  A new
facet that has presented itself however is to introduce existing
artists into a greater capacity of guidance and serve as a much needed
liaison between them, key industry leaders and the general
marketplace.  For the past three years that I have known Steve Hess,
he has possessed a God given vision and drive for his group Southern
Salvation that is exciting to see in those who minister the gospel.
We feel that   God has led us into this new chapter and I am
anticipating windows of opportunity that will assist them in reaching
their full potential.”

Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will begin work on their next
recording soon with a new single to radio shipping in late spring co
written by Hess and and award winning songwriter and producer Michael
Puryear.  For further information about Steve Hess and Southern
Salvation please visit their website at, or
by emailing Eric Melton at his new address  Choice Promotions will also be
unveiling a new website May 1st at  that will
include artist and client services as well as song download singles
available for radio media.

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Steve Hess and Southern Salvation Signs With Homeland Records

Written by Scoops Staff on December 14, 2010 – 8:24 am -

Nashville, Tennessee-  Riversong Records ( a division of Homeland Entertainment Group) announces the recent signing of  Steve Hess and Southern Salvation.  This trio from Nashville Tennessee has achieved increasing success in just the short 18 months they have been on the national scene.  This unique trio features a great blend, outstanding voices and each one that experiences this group live, is treated to a fun, energetic and spirit-filled event.

The group is comprised of Baritone Vocalist and Pianist Steve Hess (nephew of Gospel Music Hall of Famer Jake Hess),  Newest Member Lead Singer Stephen Hoell and Tenor Singer Judd Sulcer.  Already this trio has shared the stage with numerous of today’s prominent Southern Gospel artists nationwide.  Together these men have dedicated their talent and their lives to presenting the Gospel through music.

Steve Hess says “ The Riversong label has been home to some of the finest in Gospel Music.  Steve Hess and Southern Salvation is thrilled to be part of the Riversong and Homeland family”.

Their first project on Riversong Records “Straight From The Heart”  is set to be released the first week of January 2011 with the new single “God’s Grace Is Greatest currently at radio.  You can find more information on Steve Hess and Southern Salvation at or

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