Southern Gospel Weekend

Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Flashback -The Hinsons Happy Sunday

Written by scoopsnews on April 22, 2016 – 10:51 am -


Flashback Friday 1988

“Call Me Gone”


Posted in announcements | Comments Off on Flashback -The Hinsons Happy Sunday

Freemans Pre-release New CD Featuring Chris Singing Hinson Songs

Written by Staff on March 21, 2016 – 6:14 pm -

Chris Freeman

Chris Freeman

Nashville, Tennessee (March 21, 2016) The award winning family group, the Freemans has completed the brand new CD project byChris Freeman featuring songs made great during her tenure withthe Hinsons and hosting a “who’s who” in Gospel Music as guests on the recording.

This is a best of both worlds album containing huge Hinson hits and those songs performed only as Chris Freeman can. Without a doubt this CD will become a collectors item. You will want to get this one early.

An enthused Chris Freeman stated, “We are excited to announce that you can now pre-order my new solo CD on our website! Just go to You will find the song list and all our guest artists there. My first song to radio is”Burdens Are Lifted Away”. I can’t wait for you to hear this project. All pre-orders will ship around April 1st.”

Here is the song list for The Hinson Side Of Me:

1. How Wrong You Are (Guest Artists: Ronny Hinson & Steve Woods)

2. Homesick To Go (Guest Artist: Mike Bowling)

3. Call Me Gone (Guest Artists: Weston Hinson & Larry Hinson)

4. Burdens Are Lifted Away (Guest Artists: Weston Hinson & Larry Hinson)

5. Ain’t That What It’s All About (Guest Artists: Bo Hinson & Steve Woods)

6. That I Could Still Go Free (Guest Artists: Three Bridges & Gene McDonald)

7. I Never Shall Forget The Day (Guest Artists: Jeremiah Yocum/Redemption Road Singers)

8. Too Many Times (Guest Artist: The Isaacs Sonya, Ben, & Becky)

9. I’ll Never Forget What He’s Done For Me – Bonus Cut (Recorded in 1982 – Darrell Freeman/Eddie            Freeman/Chris Freeman)

For your advance pre-lease copy go to .

If you would like to interview The Freemans contact AG Publicity

To learn more about the Freemans go to .

Follow them on FaceBook at or Twitter at

To book the Freemans contact April Potter Holleman by  or call 615-479-0954


Chris Freeman

Chris Freeman

About The Freemans

History, experience and spiritual wisdom are three attributes that can be used to describe the foundation of the Freeman ministry. Deeply rooted with family, the Freemans experience spans 30+ years. From Darrell’s entrance at age 16 with his family’s group, the Pathways, to Chris’s award-winning teenage years with the Hinsons, the Freemans know the ins and outs of Southern Gospel music.

No doubt, Chris’s unique sound is the reason she was the youngest female artist ever to receive the coveted “Queen of Gospel Music” award two years in a row (’76, ’77) as voted by the readers of Singing News Magazine. In 1980, the lives of Darrel and Chris Freeman became one when they married on August 2nd. After singing with the Pathways for three years Darrell and Chris headed for Nashville and began the Freemans. Joe Freeman, Darrell’s cousin, soon joined. them as the third part harmony, as well as their keyboard player. With this sound they have garnered tremendous growth and success.

In 1997, Darrell and Chris’s daughter, Misty, began playing acoustic guitar with the group on stage. Then in 1998, she began singing with them when they recorded Standing Out. Also on stage is Caylon Freeman, Darrell and Chris’s youngest child. He decided to join his family on the road full-time in 2002. He is now playing the drums and singing some with the group.

Now in their 20th year, the Freemans, still do approximately 250 dates a year, and continue to experience tremendous success.

More news

Tags: , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on Freemans Pre-release New CD Featuring Chris Singing Hinson Songs

Ronny Hinson: The Thread That Weaves It All Together

Written by Staff on September 19, 2015 – 6:55 am -

RH-SilverRonny Hinson grew up in a home full of music. Folks from his little coastal hometown of Watsonville in Santa Cruz County, California, knew that the Hinson family had something special with their singing, but God knew just how far their songs would go and how many hearts would be changed by the message in them. Ronny Hinson’s songwriting talents grew from this special musical beginning and have touched countless lives over the 48 years of his music career. Today Ronny writes music, instructs songwriters, and travels to sing and preach Biblical truths. No matter what he is doing, though, Ronny knows that there is one thread that weaves the many strings of his efforts into one lifeline: and that is the call to change lives for Christ.

  Ronny recalls the special day that his family sang together for the first time. “All of my siblings and I grew up singing in my father’s little storefront church and in revival meetings that he would conduct. We would always sing as soloists or we’d do a duet, but never all together. It was on December 12, 1967, that we sang beyond the walls of our father’s church as the group that the people came to know. It happened in a revival meeting in a little Church of God in Freedom, California, through great efforts of arm-twisting! We sang the old song that The Goodman family made famous called ‘The Eyes of Jesus.’ We were all familiar with the words and the melody but never had sung it together in four-part harmony. Our singing was so well-received that night and we discovered what God already knew: that we were called to sing. We were invited to sing at another church about 40 miles away two weeks later where we received our first love offering. It was the grand sum of five dollars. Being siblings, we didn’t trust each other so we split it four ways outside on the church sidewalk. A buck and a quarter apiece!”

Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in announcements, exclusive report, sgn scoops magazine | Comments Off on Ronny Hinson: The Thread That Weaves It All Together

Chris Freeman Sets Out On New Venture To Honor The Hinsons

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 16, 2014 – 9:02 am -

Chris Freeman

Chris Freeman

Nashville, TN  Forty years ago this month of July, a young, virtually unknown Chris Hawkins, stepped into a Nashville recording studio to begin work on her very first professional gospel music project “Touch of Hinson, Glimpse of Glory.” As a newly arrived member of the already well established group known today as The Original Hinsons, her vocal talents combined on that recording with that of Kenny, Ronny and Larry Hinson, to help catapult The Hinsons into even greater popularity.

Within only 5 years of that initial recording, Chris’ exceptional vocal qualities made her a two time recipient of the award for “Queen of Gospel Music”, from the Singing News Fan Awards and helped to win The Hinsons the prestigious title of “Favorite Group of The Year” from the Singing News Fan Awards in 1979. Chris Hawkins Freeman was eventually inducted along with The Hinsons, into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Over the many years that followed her inception into the hearts and souls of gospel music fans, Chris Freeman has ultimately gained the respected notoriety she deserves as the legendary vocal prodigy who went on to inspire the careers and vocal styles of countless other female artists in the Southern Gospel Music industry and helped to create the sound of the award winning family group The Freemans.

On July 21st, 2014, Chris Hawkins Freeman, will once again step into the studio and begin the process of reliving her legendary past, as she begins the recording of her very first solo project in tribute to her beginnings with The Hinsons. She will not only recapture some of the songs she sang with The Hinsons in the seventies, but she will be sharing the story of the life changing experiences that helped to shape her into the gospel music icon she is today.

Forty years of legendary talent, yet her history is still in the making. Get ready for the new Chris Freeman solo project coming soon and be prepared to fall in love all over again with the female artist that changed the gospel music industry forever.

In other news The Freemans are announcing the addition of a staff member to their ministry team. After years of doing all the groups in-house business by themselves they have added some help to relieve them from the daily grind of business while on the road.

Chris Freeman, Lead singer for the group stated “We are excited to announce that effective July 1, 2014 Robert Rowland III has taken over as office manager for The Freemans and GoldenVine Productions. We feel very blessed to have Robert on our team.”

Darrell Freeman commented “Robert and his wife Lisa Rowland have been close friends of ours for many years. It is very hard to let someone come in and take care of your business and ministry, but Robert is a very loyal and Godly man who believes in what we do.”

“I am so honored and excited to be working with Darrell and Chris Freeman along with the rest of their family. There are no finer or talented people singing Gospel music today.” said Robert Rowland.

Robert Rowland can be contacted by the Freemans new email at or by text at 501-284-1182.

The Freemans are still reeling with excitement over their new video “Where I’ve Been” available on .


Tags: , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on Chris Freeman Sets Out On New Venture To Honor The Hinsons

This Week’s Harmony Road Features Mark Lowry, Janet Paschal, Kingdom Heirs

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 20, 2013 – 9:40 am -

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN This week’s Harmony Road features a variety of artists and performances including “You harmony roadWere Faithful Yesterday” from Greater Vision, The Hinsons with the classic “The Lighthouse”, “God Rides on Wings of Love” from Janet Paschal, Mark Lowry with “House of Gold” and “The Rock’s Between a Hard Place and You” from The Kingdom Heirs.

Hosted by Singing News publisher and Solid Gospel radio host Les Butler, Harmony Road can be found each Sunday morning at 8 Eastern on TNN, The Nashville Network. Information on TNN and its growing list of affiliates can be found at Other outlets in the Harmony Road TV Network, include theWALKtv , TV57 in Atlanta, and For more listings visit Viewers can “like” Harmony Road on Facebook at for weekly updates, contests, special features and interviews not seen on the television program.

This week’s program originates from Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse in Monteagle, Tennessee. Learn more about the Smokehouse at Harmony Road is a weekly television program showcasing videos from top Southern Gospel artists as well as exclusive interviews, news and more. Other members of the Harmony Road team include Ball Brothers pianist, Cody McVey, doing interviews and stories “from the road”, as well as Allan Rhodes, Technical Director and Roger Spears, Producer.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on This Week’s Harmony Road Features Mark Lowry, Janet Paschal, Kingdom Heirs

[Nqc] 100th Anniversar​y DVD Now Available

Written by SGN Scoops on October 14, 2011 – 6:15 am -

It was one of the most talked about showcases in NQC history, and now you can receive it on DVD.  The 100th Anniversary of Southern Gospel Music Showcase produced by Daywind Records at the 2010 NQC is now available.  See the incredible reunions of the original Gold City, the Hinsons, the Rambos, the Downings, the Singing Americans, the Cathedrals plus many special performances that were exclusive to this presentation. To order, just click the image to the left or go to  To see highlights from the DVD, click this YouTube link:

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in new music | Comments Off on [Nqc] 100th Anniversar​y DVD Now Available

Rob Patz on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on August 8, 2011 – 5:37 am -

The guest on the current edition of Gospel Music Today is Rob Patz, of SGM Radio and SGN Scoops magazine. The Feature Group is Lakeside, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Ken and Jean visit a concert in Vian, OK, to hear The Dove Brothers Quartet. Jean reviews a new CD by Mercy’s Well, and the show features singing by Brian Free & Assurance and a vintage video with The Hinsons. The latest Gospel Music Today webcast is online now at

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on Rob Patz on Gospel Music Today

South Point Church Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Written by Rhonda on November 27, 2010 – 5:47 pm -

Great News!  SouthPoint Church is having its 2nd anniversary on Nov. 28th beginning at 12PM, at Millersville Elementary 1248 Louisville Hwy Millersville, TN 37072.  Special guests will be The Freemans, The Classic Hinsons featuring Bo, Ronny, Chris Freeman, Larry Hinson.  Also singing will be The Hinsons featuring Bo, Kym, Jason Floyd and  Rebecca Lynn Howard from ‘The Grand Ole Opry’ will be appearing as well.    Come celebrate with South Point Church!

FREE Admission/Offering will be received: Concert Begins at 12:00 PM/Doors open at 11:00 AM: Limited food previsions/ Bottled water, canned sodas: Seating is limited.  Visit for more information about South Point Church.

Tags: , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on South Point Church Celebrates 2nd Anniversary