Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church, 1 Waldo Ave., will host the well-known, Maine-based Southern gospel music family The Hyssongs in concert Sunday, Dec. 13. Dell and Susan Hyssong and their son Richard travel full-time as the award-winning Hyssongs. Their energetic family ministry combines family vocal harmony, humor and brass instruments (trumpet and trombone) to delight audiences through the powerful medium of music.

The group has been singing together as a family for more than 19 years. In that time, The Hyssongs have received many accolades including the Singing News Fan Award for 2014 Favorite New Trio at the National Quartet Convention, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The trio has consistently placed songs on the Southern Gospel Radio charts: many in the Top 40 songs; three Top 20 songs; and two in the Top 10 — "I Was Blind, But Now I See" (No. 7) and "Lead Me To The Rock" (No. 8) on the Singing News chart.

The Hyssongs were the cover story in the March 2015 Singing News Magazine and have been featured in Christian Voice Magazine several times. Recently, they were listed among 10 artists by Absolutely as ones to watch in 2015 and voted Top 10 Trio by Singing News Fans. The group also has been featured on Paul Heil's "The Gospel Greats" radio program.

Last year, The Hyssongs had the opportunity to sing to an audience of more than 12,000 people on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention. They perform annually perform at Dollywood and Silver Dollar City; and do more than 250 events each year throughout the United States and Canada.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or