Three Bridges gospel group to perform in Fort Dodge tonight

Three Bridges, a trio noted for blending two distinct gospel music styles, will perform in Fort Dodge tonight.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in First Covenant Church, 201 Ave. H. The church is located north of Iowa Central Community College on U.S. Highway 169.

A freewill offering will be accepted.

The trio consists of Elliott McCoy, baritone; Shannon Smith, lead singer; and Jeremie Hudson, tenor.

McCoy is a native of Kentucky who has been a gospel singer for 38 years. He previously sang with The Laymen Quartet, Premiers Quartet and Southern Tradition.

Smith is a native of Indiana who previously performed with The Imperials. He was a worship leader at Words of Life Fellowship Church in North Miami Beach, Florida, before joining Three Bridges.

Hudson is a native of Alabama who also sang with The Imperials. Early in his career, he sang with Fresh Anointing and was music pastor at Lynnwood Church of God.

The group has had seven Top 10 hits on the Southern Gospel music charts, including three songs that went to No. 1.

The group is noted for blending the styles of Southern Gospel music with traditionally black gospel music. Their style is known for tight harmonies and a unique vocal style.

The trio’s debut album, ”Soldiers” came out in 2002.

Since then, the group has recorded 10 more CDs, including recent releases ”Twelve” and ”Christmas Must Be Tonight.”

Three Bridges has been nominated for multiple awards, including Trio of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Fan Favorite Artist.

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