|Title: A Tribute To Jake Hess|
Release date: July 2004
With Bill & Gloria Gaither and their Homecoming Friends.
For the past 50 years, Jake Hess has been one of the most influential personalities in gospel music history. The lead singer for one of gospel music's most celebrated quartets, The Statesmen, and founder of the first contemporary Christian group of its time, The Imperials, Jake was more than a musical pioneer, he was a trailblazer. And while he continually led the way in his industry, his truest success was his shining example of genuine humility and integrity both on and off the stage. In spite of countless obstacles and health battles, Jake Hess came out singing every time. Through this tribute, Bill Gaither commemorates the music and the legacy of his hero and dearest friend, Jake Hess.