Social Security Boys of Selma, NC

Social Security Boys
Social Security Boys

On September 3, 2008 during an interview on the Total Christian Network, The Social Security Boys were asked about their vision for the future.  They responded that their established mission is to present programs that will bring spiritual renewal to Christians and at the same time point non-Christians directly to the cross.  In their short history, they have been featured on the international Total Christian Television Network and two of the songs on their debut album ("More Alive" and "May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You") have had considerable airplay on the Solid Gospel Network as well as enLighten XM 34 Radio.

Currently, The Social Security Boys are often featured on the "Great Amerian Gospel" television show airing weekly on DayStar, Inspiration Network, TCT television network and others.  Check your local  provider for airtimes or visit for a complete listing of the show times. 

The Social Security Boys are Cecil Hinnant, James Austin and Walter Bass, three energetic seniors still singing as they have done most of their adult lives.  They have remarkably similar backgrounds, having been born and raised on eastern North Carolina farms.  Unacquainted with each other at the time, they were intrigued by the sound of The Lone Star Quartet daily at noon on a battery powered radio tuned to WPTF in Raleigh, NC and went back to the fields in the afternoon singing the songs they had heard.  They have been singing together since 2005 and combined, they have over 150 years of singing experience.

Through high school, college, and beyond, they began to sing with various quartets and further developed an appreciation for harmony, all the while being influenced by sounds heard in popular as well as gospel music.  Some fans have offered them an unsolicited opinion that some of their harmony is reminiscent of The Mills Brothers.

When considering The Social Security Boys for your gospel music concert, church service, civic event or other occasion, further information is available on their website:

Schedule of Events

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Date Event Name
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Oct 09 2022
1:00 p.m
The Social Security Boys - Selma Railroad Days Selma NC
Oct 14 2022
1:45 p.m
Social Security Boys - Campers on Mission Raleigh NC
Oct 16 2022
5:30 p.m
Social Security Boys LaGrange NC
Oct 30 2022
6:00 p.m
The Social Security Boys Kenly NC
Nov 05 2022
3:00 p.m
Eastern North Carolina Quartet Convention Autryville NC
Nov 08 2022
8:00 p.m
The Social Security Boys - Message of New Beginnings Goldsboro NC
Nov 11 2022
6:30 p.m
ECGMA Annual Convention Goldsboro NC
Nov 12 2022
5:30 p.m
ECGMA Annual Convention Goldsboro NC
Jan 14 2023
6:00 p.m
2nd Saturday Night Singing Dunn NC
Feb 26 2023
6:00 p.m
The Social Security Boys Clayton NC
Mar 26 2023
10:45 a.m
The Social Security Boys Bailey NC
May 06 2023
5:00 p.m
ECGMA Family Day Goldsboro NC
Jun 03 2023
6:30 p.m
Social Security Boys - Tidewater Gospel Music Association Portsmouth VA
Aug 27 2023
6:00 p.m
The Social Security Boys Kenly NC