From SGReporter Fan Mail:
GAITHER PLANNING JAKE HESS TRIBUTE CONCERT
When the Homecoming Friends tour comes to Columbus, Georgia.. later this year, Bill Gaither says the group will pay tribute to Jake Hess. In a website article.. Gaither says: “There are a lot of pioneer artists who have made a major impact on all of our lives, and if there was a list of the top 10 most influential pioneers in gospel music, the name Jake Hess would certainly be on it. The impact he made on the music industry – and on so many individual lives – is truly immeasurable. I thought it would be fitting to honor the life of this dear man when we come to Columbus, where he spent the last 15 years of his life and near the place where his body rests.”
Artists appearing October 9th at the Civic Center Arena (Columbus, Georgia) include: The Gaither Vocal Band, Janet Paschal, Taranda Greene, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Ivan Parker, Karen Peck and New River, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Gordon Mote, Kevin Williams, and all of Jake’s kids… Becky Hess, Buck and Chris Hess, Jake Hess Jr. and Judy Martin Hess, plus lots of Jake’s friends. Bill adds: “It is going to be a great night of celebrating Jake’s memory and the second half of the program will include a chance to sing along with some wonderful Jake Hess favorites. I hope to see you there!”
Sounds like this will be a night to remember! Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area.