The Hyssongs: Dell, Susan and Richard Hyssong travel full-time as the award-winning Hyssongs. Their energetic ministry combines family vocal harmony, humor and brass instruments (trumpet and trombone) to delight audiences with their Christ-centered message, shared through the powerful medium of music. The family's classical music background, along with their harmony and specific chord structures, lend them a unique sound that has made quite an impact on audiences.
The group has been singing together as a family for more than 20 years. In that time, the Hyssongs have received many accolades for their quality, inspirational Southern Gospel sound. The group was awarded the Singing News Fan Award for 2014 Favorite New Trio at the National Quartet Convention, Pigeon Forge, TN. They have consistently placed songs on the Southern Gospel Radio charts. They have had many Top 40 songs, four Top 20 songs, and three Top 10 songs, "I Was Blind, But Now I See" #7, "Lead Me To The Rock" #8 and "Prepare To Be Amazed" #7 on the Singing News chart. The Hyssongs were the cover story in an the March 2015 Singing News Magazine and have been featured in Christian Voice Magazine several times. Recently they were listed among ten artists by Absolutely Gospel.com as ones to watch in 2015 and voted Top 10 Trio by Singing News Fans. The group has also been featured on Paul Heil's "The Gospel Greats" radio program.
The Hyssongs perform at more than 250 events each year throughout the United States and Canada. They minister in churches, auditoriums and on Gospel singing cruises, as well as on television and radio. Richard can be heard on his weekly syndicated national radio program called "Joy For The Journey". He also hosts a weekly television program called "Southern Style Praise". The Hyssongs have had the opportunity to sing to an audience of over 12,000 people on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention, perform at Renfro Valley's All-Night Sing, annually perform at Dollywood, as well as Silver Dollar City. Through Compassion International, the group has also been privileged to sing in El Salvador, Central America.
Working with the Inspire label, the Hyssongs record at Chapel Valley Studio in Sharps Chapel, TN.
Southern Raised: Southern Raised, a group of award winning kinfolk, trained in classical music but raised in the bluegrass soaked Ozark Mountains. They have created a Southern Raised trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass and city streets meets country roads. SR has morphed a progressive sound that spans Christian Country/ Bluegrass, Celtic and Classical. They’re talented, they’re energetic, they’re Southern Raised. You will hear Beethoven’s 5th like never B4, as the two genres become one at the hand of Southern Raised and when the siblings croon a ballad, it is nothing short of breathtaking. Be prepared to expect the unexpected as classical meets bluegrass and new life is breathed into the music and your soul.
Collectively they have received nominations from Singing News Fan Awards, Diamond Awards, Front
Porch Fellowship and a staggering 32 SPBGMA Midwest nominations, Bass Performer of the Year,
nominated 4- time Fiddle Performer of the Year, Band of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Christian
Country Album of the Year, to name a few. SRB has been featured on RFD TV’s Larry’s Country Diner,
Gospel Music Showcase hosted by Guy Penrod, RFD TV’s Music City Show and many more.
There’s something about the sound of these siblings that harkens us to the halcyon days of hawthorn-
filled air perfumed with the pungency of the spring blossoms. They’re 4 string wielding siblings with a
strong passion for music that has dug deep into their roots and have taken their music to the cutting
edge of creativity. Southern Raised-Committed to the Lord, each other and bringing their music to the
people” defines this phenomenal group of three sisters, Lindsay (bass), Sarah (banjo), Emily (mandolin &
violin) and their brother Matthew (guitar), that are sweeping the country with a sound that has been
described as “The other side of amazing.”
Their most recent album is helmed by Gaither Vocal Band’s Kevin Williams and engineered by the
legendary Bil VornDick. As an engineer and producer, 7 time Grammy winning VornDick is responsible
for crafting the sounds on countless albums including those of Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Marty
Robins and Bela Fleck. There is a warmth and realness about them that draws you in, making them one
of the best, most unique sounds on the scene. They have the distinct ability to cross genres, winning the
hearts of all who hear them. When asked their heart behind the music, Southern Raised says, “Jesus is
the reason we sing, the passion that burns, the cause we carry and the One we love! We thank Him for allowing us the honor to share His message with the world!”
“They thrill me with their singing and playing. They intrigue me with their ideas. They inspire me with
their love for the Lord and each other. In short, they are amazing.”
-Kevin Williams, Gaither Vocal Band, Humorist and Guitar Soloist
Date and Time
Word of Life Florida Conference Center
13001 Word of Life Drive
Harry Bollback Performing Arts Center
Hudson, FL 34669