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Catching up with the Hinson Family  

Written by Staff on August 13, 2017 – 4:40 pm -

Hinson Family

Hinson Family

There are some names in the Southern Gospel Music industry that are synonymous with Southern Gospel. One such name is Hinson.

Weston Hinson and his wife Christy, along with daughter Jordan and newest vocalist Logan Smith, currently carry on the family legacy left by the original Hinsons.

We recently caught up with the group. Their feedback is as follows …

Jimmy Reno: The original Hinsons were a legendary group in Southern Gospel and turned out numerous hits like “The Lighthouse,” “Call Me Gone,” “That I Could Still Go Free,” and so many others. Does the Hinson Family follow in the same style of songs and arrangements, or do you feel your ministry is moving in a different musical direction of its own while still reaching back to the roots laid by the original Hinsons? 

Weston Hinson: I think it’s important to draw from influences while at the same time be true to who you are, and I believe if my dad were alive he would tell me, “be yourself.”

Reno: Kenny Hinson won numerous awards and impacted so many other artists with his voice and ministry, including myself. Growing up with your father achieving so much success in the Southern and Country Gospel genres, Weston, how soon did you know that your calling would also be in singing?

Weston: I think being in and around music and ministry my whole life, I may have looked over – or to be honest, didn’t take being called seriously – until I reached my early 20s. It would be easy to see the success of my dad and assume his children would want to follow in that, but I wanted to make sure success and accolades were not the reason I followed the call of God on my life. I can assure you it’s not why my dad followed the call either.

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THE HINSON FAMILY OFFICIALLY WELCOMES LOGAN SMITH

Written by Staff on January 6, 2017 – 2:30 pm -

THE HINSON FAMILY OFFICIALLY WELCOMES LOGAN SMITH

THE HINSON FAMILY OFFICIALLY WELCOMES LOGAN SMITH

Caddo Mills, TX – The Hinson Family has welcomed renowned soloist Logan Smith to their ranks. Logan periodically filled in with the family throughout 2016 beginning in May when Christy Hinson, the soprano of the group, was diagnosed and underwent surgery and treatment for Thyroid Cancer.

“We began to see the versatility that we had with Logan in the mix and the many different ways that we can arrange harmonies having 4 people that have such wide ranges and can each hear and sing so many different parts!” – Weston Hinson, Lead Vocals

THE HINSON FAMILY OFFICIALLY WELCOMES LOGAN SMITHLogan will be joining The Family in the studio in the coming weeks to finish their latest recording with Song Garden Music Group. This project will be the group’s sixth in their discography and first to include four vocalists since the 2009 release of “Home With You Tonight” when they were known as “Weston Hinson & By Faith.”

“I am honored to be a part of a group and family with such a rich musical heritage! God has put together a dynamic ministry team here and we have such good chemistry together both on and off the stage. I am excited to see all the doors that God opens and where He takes us!” – Logan Smith

A memorable moment took place during a Christmas concert performed by the Hinson Family and Logan Smith at Community Church of Praise, Logan’s home church in Stockbridge, Georgia. After a duet performance of the song “It Feels Like Christmas Again,” written by Sheri Easter, Logan proposed to his girlfriend of six months, Jordan Honea of the Hinson Family … and she said yes!

“I am going to be inheriting a wonderful young man for a son-in-law and am so excited about seeing what the future holds for these two crazy love birds,” said Weston, stepdad to Jordan.

In addition to his main role with The Hinson Family, Logan will continue his solo ministry and will honor his current scheduled solo appearances.

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Wilburn & Wilburn Special Guests on Gospel Music Today

Written by SGN Scoops on October 24, 2011 – 5:31 pm -

The guests on the current edition of Gospel Music Today are Jonathan and Jordan Wilburn of Wilburn & Wilburn. The Feature Group is Southern Faith, and Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. Ken and Jean visit a concert in Broken Arrow, OK, to hear Paul’s Journey sing. Jean reviews a new CD by The Weston Hinson Group, and the show features singing by Greater Vision and The Sonshiners Quartet. The latest Gospel Music Today webcast is online now at www.gospelmusictoday.com


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New Release From Songwriter of the Year, Gerald Crabb, Available Now

Written by SGN Scoops on October 4, 2011 – 12:52 pm -

Hendersonville, TN (October 4, 2011) – Daywind Records announces the release of a new solo project from award winning songwriter, Gerald Crabb.  The project, entitled Sometimes I Cry, is now available at retail stores nationwide and includes contributions from Marty Raybon, Weston Hinson, Terry Franklin, the Easter Brothers and Jimmy & Jennifer Layne.  Produced by Gerald himself, with assistance from Russell Jr. and Jared Easter of the legendary Easter Brothers, Sometimes I Cry features 10 songs that communicate the blessings and struggles of everyday life, drawing the listener in with its country feel, and speaking to the sinner and saint alike.

Best known as the writer of the Crabb Family’s biggest hits, such as “Through The Fire,” “The Reason That I’m Standing,” and “Please Forgive Me,” Gerald Crabb has penned over 350 songs, 22 of which have reached #1 on the charts.    Most recently, Gerald was named 2011 Songwriter of the Year at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards, in addition to winning 2011 Song of the Year for “Sometimes I Cry,” recorded by his son, Jason Crabb.
“Before starting to work on my new album, Sometimes I Cry, I knew in my mind where I wanted to go with it,” shares Gerald Crabb. “I just needed to get with the right crew to pull it off.  I wanted the raw earthy sound somewhere between bluegrass and early country music, coupled with Christian lyrics.  It seems like God just brought the whole thing together.”

Gerald continues, “From the first song I did with the gang at Easter studio, I knew it was just what I had envisioned.  From start to finish, the photography, the artwork, the support from Daywind, and the guests on the album, everything has fallen into place.  I am very, very excited about this project.”

“When I first heard the CD, I immediately thought of Johnny Cash and Billy Joe Shaver,” comments Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Records.  “Gerald captured the gritty, real feel that so many artists are missing these days.  He sings from his soul instead of his diaphragm.  The lyrics and melodies take you into the life of a sinner, saved by grace, and trying to live his life for Jesus.  The listener feels pain, regret, melancholy, happiness and triumph throughout the entire record.”

The first single from the project, “Prince of Peace,” was released to Southern Gospel radio last month.

In addition to a new solo project, Gerald plans to release his first book, Through The Fire, later this year.  According to Gerald, “The book is an in-depth history of the award winning song along with many heart wrenching stories that are sure to inspire your faith in God.  I am amazed at how God has used the song to touch lives around the world.”
Sometimes I Cry is available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.

Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  In addition to Gerald Crabb, Daywind is home to many other great artists such as Legacy Five and Greater Vision, among others.  For more information on Gerald Crabb, visit geraldcrabb.net.  For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.


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2011 Songwriter of the Year, Gerald Crabb,To Release Solo Project With Daywind Records

Written by SGN Scoops on August 29, 2011 – 11:57 am -

Hendersonville, TN (August 29, 2011) – Daywind Records is pleased to announce the release of a new solo project from award winning songwriter, Gerald Crabb.  The project, entitled Sometimes I Cry, will be available at retail stores nationwide on September 27th and includes contributions from Marty Raybon, Weston Hinson, Terry Franklin, the Easter Brothers and Jimmy & Jennifer Layne.  Produced by Gerald himself, with assistance from Russell Jr. and Jared Easter of the legendary Easter Brothers, Sometimes I Cry features 10 songs that communicate the blessings and struggles of everyday life, drawing the listener in with its country feel, and speaking to the sinner and saint alike.
Best known as the writer of the Crabb Family’s biggest hits, such as “Through The Fire,” “The Reason That I’m Standing,” and “Please Forgive Me,” Gerald Crabb has penned over 350 songs, 22 of which have reached #1 on the charts.    Most recently, Gerald was named 2011 Songwriter of the Year at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards, in addition to winning 2011 Song of the Year for “Sometimes I Cry,” recorded by his son, Jason Crabb.

“Before starting to work on my new album, Sometimes I Cry, I knew in my mind where I wanted to go with it,” shares Gerald Crabb. “I just needed to get with the right crew to pull it off.  I wanted the raw earthy sound somewhere between bluegrass and early country music, coupled with Christian lyrics.  It seems like God just brought the whole thing together.”

Gerald continues, “From the first song I did with the gang at Easter studio, I knew it was just what I had envisioned.  From start to finish, the photography, the artwork, the support from Daywind, and the guests on the album, everything has fallen into place.  I am very, very excited about this project.”

“When I first heard the CD, I immediately thought of Johnny Cash and Billy Joe Shaver,” comments Ed Leonard, President of Daywind Records.  “Gerald captured the gritty, real feel that so many artists are missing these days.  He sings from his soul instead of his diaphragm.  The lyrics and melodies take you into the life of a sinner, saved by grace, and trying to live his life for Jesus.  The listener feels pain, regret, melancholy, happiness and triumph throughout the entire record.”

The first single from the project, “Prince of Peace,” hits Southern Gospel radio this week.

In addition to a new solo project, Gerald plans to release his first book, Through The Fire, later this year.  According to Gerald, “The book is an in-depth history of the award winning song along with many heart wrenching stories that are sure to inspire your faith in God.  I am amazed at how God has used the song to touch lives around the world.”

Sometimes I Cry will be available at Christian retail stores across the country and digitally at iTunes and other outlets.  Bulk purchasing for gift and ministry purposes is available by calling 1-800-635-9581.
Daywind Records is based in Hendersonville, TN, and is distributed worldwide through New Day Christian Distributors.  In addition to Gerald Crabb, Daywind is home to many other great artists such as the Perrys and Wilburn & Wilburn, among others.  For more information on Gerald Crabb, visit geraldcrabb.net.  For more information on Daywind Records, visit daywindrecords.com.


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