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The Exceptional Talent of Bo Hinson

Written by Staff on October 6, 2017 – 6:45 am -

The Original Hinsons: Ronnie, Chris Freeman, Larry, Bo Hinson
The Original Hinsons: Ronnie, Chris Freeman, Larry, Bo Hinson

If you’re a Southern Gospel Music fan, you’re definitely familiar with the legendary Hinson family. Their music and variations of Hinson groups has spanned decades; their sound and message as moving and relevant today as it was when they started.

Hinson connoisseurs will tell you quickly which one is their favorite singer, which is their favorite song, era, group, and hybrid. They can tell you the place, date, and lineup of each Hinson performance they’ve attended.

They talk of how they miss Kenny Hinson and how his son Weston sounds a lot like him when he sings. And you can certainly hear the resemblance.

Kenny Hinson

Kenny Hinson

Gospel singers everywhere, even those named Hinson, are compared to Kenny. And he was one of the greats, no doubt. His music lives on.

I don’t know the Hinsons, and have, unfortunately, never been to hear any of them sing in person, but have been blessed by their music since I became a Christian in 1980 at the age of 20.

It didn’t take me long to discover the Hinson music on the radio and a few Christian TV appearances. Now I enjoy them on the internet. Their songs minister, teach, and inspire Christians seeking a closer walk with Christ. They may never know how many lives they’ve touched, or how, with their music. But I suspect there are many more like me that have untold stories of how their Christian lives were enriched by Hinson music.

Weston Hinson and the Hinson Family

Untold until now, that is. I’m telling my Hinson story in this article.

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2016 Diamond Award winners Announced

Written by Staff on November 2, 2016 – 3:46 pm -

Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff at 2016 Diamond Awards

Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff at 2016 Diamond Awards

Pigeon Forge, TN (November 2, 2016) – Creekside Gospel Music Convention was the site for the 2016 Diamond Awards presentation on Tuesday,  November 1st. Among the winners present in the Smoky Mountain Resorts auditorium were Ronnie Hinson, Gold City Quartet, Freedom Quartet, The Williamsons, Jeff Stice and more. The gala evening was emceed by Dr. Jerry and Jan Goff and attended by a large enthusiastic crowd.

Ronnie Hinson - 2016 Diamond Awards

Ronnie Hinson and Rob Patz

The 2016 Diamond Award winners are:

The J.D. Sumner Living Legend: Ronny Hinson

Mixed Group: Karen Peck and New River

Quartet of the Year: Gold City

Trio of the Year: Karen Peck and New River

Duet of the Year: Josh and Ashley Franks

Eagle's Wings at Diamond Awards

Eagle’s Wings

John Rulapaugh at Diamond Awards

John Rulapaugh of Freedom Quartet

Female Vocalist of the Year: Sheri Easter

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Crabb

Sunrise Award: The Chandlers

Sunrise Trio of the Year: Surrendered

Sunrise Quartet of the Year: Freedom Quartet

Song of the Year: The Williamsons – “Shout”

Album of the Year: The Williamsons – “Tell Somebody”

Williamsons at Diamond Awards


Christian Country Group of the Year: HighRoad

Anthony Burger Instrumentalist of the Year: Jeff Stice

Dottie Rambo Songwriter of the Year: Gerald Crabb

Bluegrass Gospel Album of the Year: Canaan’s Crossing – “Words”


Rob Patz

Bluegrass Gospel Song of the Year: Eagles’ Wings – “When I Wake Up To Sleep No More”

Bluegrass Gospel Male Artist of the Year: Tim Maze

Bluegrass Gospel Female Artist of the Year: Debra Wilson

Bluegrass Gospel Group of the Year: Eagles’ Wings

2016 Diamond Awards


Gospel Music Today Video/DVD of the Year: The Bates Family – “Louder Than Nails”

Favorite Industry Website: WATC Channel 57

Paul Heil Award for Broadcasting: Vonda Easley – WPIL FM

Publishers Choice Award: The Pine Ridge Boys

Lou Hildreth Award: JP Miller

Creekside Gospel Music Convention continues until Thursday November 3rd at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.  Tickets are free and everyone is invited to the last day of the event. For more information and to see pictures of the event, visit the Creekside Facebook page at

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July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 6, 2015 – 8:39 pm -

July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

July 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

Grab your lemonade and find a good spot in the shade, it’s time for the July edition of SGNScoops Magazine! We are so happy that you have taken time to see what we are all about. Our cover story is all about Tribute Quartet, a group that has been winning awards and singing to audiences across the country for some time. We welcome them for the first time on the cover of SGNScoops, and we know you will enjoy the story written by Matt Baker. Other artists featured include the one and only Gold City Quartet, legendary male vocalist Ronnie Hinson, Squire Parson’s son Sam Parsons, and the Freedom singers who literally escaped to freedom from a land of bondage. Sarah Davison of HighRoad III also joins us.

There is a photo-montage by Craig Harris of a recent concert in Christ Church of Nashville with a few artists you will recognize.
Please take a moment to read the thoughts of David Staton, Lou Hildreth, Dusty Wells, Jeff Steele, Kelly Nelon Clark, Laurette Willis and Sherry Anne. Meet DJ Sean Vaughn, read our new CD reviewer, Randall Hamm, and discover what lies ‘Beyond the Sunset.’
All this, plus the SGN Scoops Top 100, the update on Creekside Gospel Music Convention and more!
We put all this together in one package that we hope entertains, encourages and enlightens you. May you read and be strengthened in your faith today! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments:
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Gospel Music Today For October 6 On

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 6, 2014 – 8:14 am -

Gospel Music Today

Gospel Music Today

Texas gospel music promoter Harold Marshall is the guest on Gospel Music Today for the week of October 5. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates, the Feature Group is Spoken 4 Quartet.  Jean reviews new recordings by Rene Jones, The Perrys, and The Lesters  An article about Ronnie Hinson is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. The show features singing by The Old Paths Quartet, exclusive video of  Faith’s Journey, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Pine Ridge Boys Quartet at the Creekside Gospel Music Convention, in Pigeon Forge, TN.


The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website,


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Hinsons Tribute Concert

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 10, 2014 – 3:23 pm -

Hinsons singing Hinsons! After many years of speculation and countless requests, Weston & Christy Hinson are taking a night to tip their hat to the rich heritage that helped shaped who they are in the Gospel Music field today… The Original Hinsons! Come join them on March 7, 2014 for a night of familiar songs and hallelujah atmosphere with live music and Special Guest, Ronny Hinson, of the Original Hinsons, to share the stage in an event that is sure to be talked about for a long time after it is over…A Night To Remember THE HINSONS!!

March 7, 2014 – 7pm (Doors will open at 6pm) Kidd-Key Auditorium 400 Elm St, Sherman, TX 75090
Tickets are available through iTickets and are priced as follows: Advanced Purchased Tickets are $22 for Artist Circle and $17 for General Reserved Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for Artist Circle and $20 for General Reserved Children under 12 are $10 Children 2 and under are FREE To purchase tickets or get more information please call (214) 929-3592 Or BUY INSTANTLY ONLINE at

Hinsons Concert Poster

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Daywind Music Group Celebrates Radio Success for 2013

Written by SGN Scoops on December 26, 2013 – 7:10 am -

HENDERSONVILLE, TN – December 23, 2013 –Thanks to radio stations nationwide, 2013 has been a year of hit songs for the Daywind Music Group and its family of artists and songwriters. Daywind artists daywind logorecorded 11 of the Singing News Top 40 Songs of the Year in 2013. Daywind songwriters also tallied 11 of the Top 40 songs. 18 of the Top 40 songs for the year featured a Daywind artist, a Daywind songwriter, or both.

Leading the pack was Diane Wilkinson who wrote 4 of the Top 40 songs of the year, including singles for the Kingdom Heirs (2), Tribute Quartet, and 11th Hour. Wilkinson was also recognized as Songwriter of the Year at the NQC Music Awards and Songwriter of the Year (non-performing) at the Singing News Fan Awards. Greater Vision, Brian Free and Assurance, and the Browders each had 2 songs in the Top 40 for the year. Other artists and songwriters to achieve cumulative chart recognition include Karen Peck and New River, the Nelons, Mark Trammell Quartet, the Perrys, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox, Ronnie Hinson, Matthew Browder, Kyla Rowland, Marcia Henry, and Gerald Crabb.

Daywind artists and songwriters reached the top position in the Singing News charts 9 times in 2013. Number 1 songs included “I Want To Be That Man,” co-written by Ricky Free and recorded by Brian Free and Assurance (February); “Just Preach Jesus,” written by Diane Wilkinson and recorded by the Kingdom Heirs (April); “I Got A Hold Of God This Morning,” written by Kyla Rowland and recorded by the Perrys (May); “Praise You in This Valley,” written by Matthew Browder and recorded by the Browders (July); “Good News From Jerusalem,” written by Diane Wilkinson and recorded by the Tribute Quartet (August); “Calvary’s Cry,” co-written by Kenna Turner West and Jason Cox and recorded by Brian Free and Assurance (September); “Just Beyond the Sunset,” written by Diane Wilkinson and recorded by the Kingdom Heirs (October); “Looking For The Grace” by Greater Vision (November); and “He Is Alive,” written by Matthew Browder and recorded by the Browders (December).

2014 is off to a great start with Daywind Music Group represented on 20 of the Top 40 songs and the top 3 new releases for January. “Southern Gospel radio stations have been very receptive to the Daywind singles and are eager to hear what is coming in 2014. We are excited to start the New Year with another number 1 song, ‘Revival’ by Karen Peck and New River,” stated Amanda Martin, Daywind’s Director of Media Relations.

Daywind President Ed Leonard said, “We are blessed that so many of the top artists and songwriters in Southern Gospel music have chosen to call Daywind home. They are putting so much effort into their craft and drawing on God’s inspiration to create music of hope and faith. We are thankful for the songs, the artists, the songwriters, our friends at radio. We will continue serving radio and the world by producing top quality Southern Gospel music.”

Daywind Records is home to great Southern Gospel artists Brian Free and Assurance, Legacy Five, Greater Vision, the Hoskins Family, the Blackwood Brothers, Wilburn and Wilburn, the Browders, Adam Crabb, Karen Peck and New River, Amber Thompson, the Nelons, and Watts, Rowsey, & Bean. Red Hen Records is home to Red Roots, Zach & Rodney, and Michael Lee. Thoroughbred Records is home to the Chigger Hill Boys & Terri. Daywind recordings are distributed to Christian retail by New Day Christian Distributors ( and to the general market by Select O Hits.

Daywind Music Publishing is home to great songwriters Ronny Hinson, Dianne Wilkinson, Marty Funderburk, Sue Smith, Kenna Turner West, Jason Cox, Kyla Rowland, Belinda Smith, Ricky Free, Scott Inman, John Darin Rowsey, Lee Black, Ben Storie, Gina Vera, David Browder, Matthew Browder, Sonya Browder, Tommy Browder, Aaron Crabb, Adam Crabb, Amanda Crabb, Karen Peck Gooch, Mike Richards, Natalie, Nika, and Nicole Taylor (Red Roots), Gina Boe, Caleb Collins, Janice Crow, Marcia Henry, Russell Mauldin, Rick Schweinsberg, Micah Schweinsberg and CCM writers Sam Tinnesz, Aaron Rice, Michael Fordinal, Justin Kintzel, and Hearts of Saints.

For more information on Daywind Records, visit or contact Amanda Martin at 1-800-635-9581.

For more information on Daywind Music Publishing, visit or contact Rick Shelton at 1-800-635-9581.

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