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H.Hinsons

Group Members

Lead
Kenny Hinson (1967-1988)
Bo Hinson (1993-present, also sang baritone)

Alto
Yvonne Hinson-Johnson (1967-1974) (1979-1988)
Chris Hawkins (Chris Freeman) (1974-1979)
Rhonda Hinson (1993-????)
Kym Hinson (Kym Hinson Calvery) (2???-present)

Baritone
Larry Hinson (1967-1981)
Eric Hinson (1981-1984, 1990-1993, 2002-2???)
Bo Hinson (1984-1988, also sang lead)
Bo Mathews (1993-1994)
Mike Bowling (1994-19??)
Stan Dailey (19??-19??)
Shawn McDougal (1998-2002, 2???-present)

Bass
Ronny Hinson (1967-1988)

The Hinsons (1967-1988, 1990-Present)

History

Originally from California, the Hinson kids (Kenny, Yvonne, Larry and Ronny) began singing locally in 1967. By 1970 they would release their first album with Calvary Records. Also based in California, this record label would service the group their entire career. Yvonne would leave the group in 1974 to focus on family and as a result would leave the Hinsons with their first vocal personnel change. Chris Hawkins, also from California, would join the group in 1974 and stay with the Hinsons for six years. Later known to the Gospel Music world as Chris Freeman, she would win the Queen of Gospel Music two times during her time with the Hinsons.

By the late 1970s, the Hinsons were among the most popular artists in Gospel Music. Yvonne would return to the group by the end of the decade and Larry Hinson would announce his departure and make way for nephew Eric Hinson to join the group, as baritone, in 1981. By 1984, Eric would depart and Ronny's son Bo Hinson would join the group. The final configuration of Kenny, Yvonne, Bo and Ronny would stay in place until the group disbanded in 1988.

In 1990, Bo Hinson formed Bo Hinson and Purpose with Rhonda Hinson and former Hinsons member Eric Hinson. This group became known as the New Hinsons a couple of years later. The song "Oasis" from the album of the same title reached number one in April 1996 on the Singing News airplay chart and remained there through July. "Old Ship Of Zion" from the same album was also a number one song. Mike Bowling had joined the group by this point.

By 2007, the New Hinsons had been shortened to The Hinsons. Bo Hinson, Kim Hinson Calvery, and Shawn McDougal released a CD titled Favor that year with all the songs written by Ronny Hinson and Bo Hinson.

Awards

GMA Hall Of Fame (2006)

Singing News Fan Awards:
Favorite Group (1979)
Favorite Band (1979, 1980)

Discography

Entire discography on Calvary Records, except where noted.

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1970 Here Come The Hinsons (STAV5031): Thank God I'm Free; Lord I Need You Again; When It All Starts Happening, I'll Be There; It Won't Be Long; Filled With Glory Divine; Willing Lord; I Found A Better Way; Cross Over Jordan; I'm Persuaded To Believe; Had It Not Been; How About You; I Would Not Be Denied. (Kenny, Larry, Yvonne, Ronny, Carl).

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1970 A Gospel Sound Spectacular (STAV5036): If God Is Dead; That Is My Land; Living In A Brand New World; Way Up On The Mountain; Going Home To Glory; Sheltered In The Arms Of God; Hey Lord, I'm In Trouble Again; When They Ring The Bells Of Heaven; The Sweetest Song I Know; Life Evermore; This World Has Turned Me Down. (Kenny, Larry, Yvonne, Ronny, Carl).

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1971 Sing About The Lighthouse (STAV5056): The Lighthouse; One More River To Cross; Clinging To A Saving Hand; He's Not A Stranger To Me; I'll Trade The Old Cross For A Crown; He Never Changes; I'll Carry The Load; Oh Happy Day; The Courage To Try Again; Dwelling In Beulah Land. (Kenny, Larry, Yvonne, Ronny, Carl).

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1972 He Pilots My Ship (STAV5074): He Pilots My Ship; For The Love Of Me; Old Brush Arbor Days; Sing Me A Song That Blesses My Soul; Show Me The Way To Calvary; Love Will Roll The Clouds Away; I Never Shall Forget The Day; Some Good Of Me; Goodbye To Tears; I'll Soon Be Gone. (Kenny, Larry, Yvonne, Ronny, Carl).

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1973 We Promise You Gospel (STAV5095): It's Just About Time For Me To Lay Down My Cross And Go Home; House Of A King; I Won't Have To Cross Jordan Alone; The Upward Way; Heaven's Best; Ain't That What It's All About; There's Just One Way; Day Of Mercy; Make Room In The Lifeboat; King Jesus. (Kenny, Larry, Yvonne, Ronny, Carl).

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1974 Touch Of Hinson, Glimpse Of Glory (STAV5110): Since You Gave Me A Song; How Wrong You Are; Sea Walker; I'm So Glad He Found Me; Talking About The Old Time Religion; That I Could Still Go Free; Hallelujah Meetin'; Potter And The Clay; Carry On. (Kenny, Chris Hawkins(Freeman), Larry, Ronny).

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1975 Harvest Of Hits (STAV5116): He's Leading The Way; Once Again; Looking Away; Homesick To Go; Unclouded Day; The Touch Of The Master's Strong Hand; Little Store Front Church; Don't Let The Ship Sail Without Me; Where The Song Will Never End. (Kenny, Chris Hawkins(Freeman), Larry, Ronny).

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1975 High Voltage (STAV5130): Campmeeting Days; Burdens Are Lifted Away; Lord Remember Me; Love Took It Away; Lord Send Me; You Can't Hold Back The Dawning; Let Me Fall; He Can; He Will Forgive; That Same Hand. (Kenny, Chris Hawkins(Freeman), Larry, Ronny).

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1976 From Out Of The West They Came, Live And On Stage (STAV5135): He's Leading The Way; I'm So Glad He Found Me; King Jesus; The Touch Of The Master's Strong Hand; Ain't That What It's All About; I Never Shall Forget The Day; Little Store Front Church; Since You Gave Me A Song; Sea Walker; I Won't Walk Without Jesus; I'm Living In Canaan Now; Hallelujah Meetin'; The Lighthouse. (Kenny, Chris Hawkins(Freeman), Larry, Ronny).

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1977 The Group That God Built And The Songs They Sing (STAV5142): There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made; Too Many Times; Go On Thru; I Like The Promise; There's No Doubt; Blessings On Me; Heaven Is Mine; Desperation; Come To The Water; Who Is On The Lord's Side. (Kenny, Chris Hawkins(Freeman), Larry, Ronny).

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1978 On The Road (STAV5152): Who Is On The Lord's Side; He Can; Come To The Water; Too Many Times; I Begin To Feel The Fire; There's Gonna Be Some Changes Made; Burdens Are Lifted Away; Campmeeting Days; To Know He's Real; Desperation; Blessings On Me; Heaven Is Mine. (Kenny, Chris Hawkins(Freeman), Larry, Ronny).

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1979 Prime (STAV5162): The God That Cannot Fail; Lord You're All I Need; We've Got To Fight; Remember These Things; He's The Only One For Me; He Will Calm The Troubled Waters; Look To Him; I Never Heard A Real Love Song; Who Do You Know; By The Time They Find Me Missing. (Kenny, Chris Hawkins(Freeman), Larry, Ronny).

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1980 Song Vineyard (Lifestream Records/SPCN7501830444): Shining In; Better Than New; Until The World Can't Tell Us Apart; Till The Land; Land Of Victory; Since The Comforter Came Down; Come On Back; He Makes A World Of Difference; Teach Them How To Pray; It All Still Amazes Me. (Kenny, Larry, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1981 Bubblin (STAV5178): God's Gonna Do The Same For You And Me; One Simple Prayer; Take It To Jesus; This Joy Is Mine; Home With You Tonight; I Already Know How The Story Ends; Keep Jesus In Mind; The Answer Is Calvary; Look What He's Done For Me; Soldier In The Army. (Kenny, Eric, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1982 Hinsongs (STAV5181): Two Winning Hands; Family Resemblance; You Ain't Seen The Last Of Me; Something Keeps Pulling Me Home; The Light; Noah; Call Me Gone; Shine On; Cost Of Living; Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt. (Kenny, Eric, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1983 A Hinson Christmas (STAV-5185): Hinson Greetings; It's Christmas Day; Away In A Manger; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear; That's How Christmas Came To Be; Silent Night; It Is The Day; Go Tell It On The Mountain; Have A Very Scary Christmas; O Holy Night; We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Kenny, Eric, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1983 To The Core (STAV5184): I Already Know How The Story Ends; Look To Him; By The Time They Find Me Missing; Come To The Water; Hallelujah Meetin'; The God That Cannot Fail; Shining In; That I Could Still Go Free; Campmeeting Days; It All Still Amazes Me. (Kenny, Larry, Chris Freeman, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1984 Lift The Roof Off (STAV5187): Something Keeps Pulling Me Home; Soldier In The Army; Two Winning Hands; Cost Of Living; Old Fashioned Altar; The Dream; Old Time Feeling; Call Me Gone; I Already Know How The Story Ends; I Must Be Getting Closer To The Cross; I Am Free; Keep Them Burning On; Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt; Old Time Feeling (Reprise). (Kenny, Eric, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1985 It Runs In The Family (STAV5191): The Journey; Let's Do It Again; He's Even Blessing Me Now; The Original Superman; Call Me By Name; Envy Of Angels; Old Time Preacher Man; Let Me Tell You His Name Again; I Don't Know Any Better Than Jesus. (Kenny, Bo, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1986 The Legacy Goes On (STAV5194): Soul Fillin Station; There's Power In Prayer; Have You Ever Seen A Miracle; Here Today And Gone Tomorrow; I Made The Move; Put Me Down; Cross The Faith Line; I've Got A Picture Of You Lord; There's No Change. (Kenny, Bo, Yvonne, Ronny).

1986 The Hinsons Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Calvary Records/7501840016): Love Will Roll The Clouds Away; Burdens Are Lifted Away; Thereís Gonna Be Some Changes Made; Desperation; I Wonít Walk Without Jesus; He Can; Blessings On Me; Donít Let The Ship Sail Without Me; Since You Gave Me A Song; He Will Forgive.

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1987 Generations (STAV): Living Up On This Mountain; Til You've Been There; Living In His Word; Holy Ghost Hot Line; Mercy Built A Bridge; He's Having The Time Of My Life; Unsung Heroes; Lord Help Me When I Aim; Still Small Voice; I'm One Of That Crowd. (Kenny, Bo, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1988 Encore (Live From Nashville) (Calvary Records SPCN-7501852111): I Don't Know Any Better Than Jesus; Soldier In The Army; I've Got A Feeling; The Lighthouse; Let's Do It Again; Two Winning Hands; Call Me Gone; I Never Shall Forget The Day

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1990 Highly Recommended (Calvary Records): Heaven On Earth; I Took Jesus; Holy; In The Eyes Of The Lord; From Sad To Satisfied; He Made Me Forget; Turn Back, Face Calvary; We're Praying It Down; He's Always There. (Larry Weakley, Ronda Hinson, Bo Hinson).

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1992 One More Hallelujah (SPCN): Sing One More Song About Heaven; Joy Comes In The Morning; I'll Never Be Over The Hill; Come As You Are; Rain On You; There's Only One Real Hero; Broken Worthless Vessel; What On Earth Are You Waiting For; He's Not Just Another Face In The Clouds; The Church Is Still Alive; I've Been To Heaven. (Kenny, Larry, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1993 Tulsa Live (SPCN): I'm So Glad He Found Me; Soul Fillin Station; Hallelujah Meetin'; I'll Never Be Over The Hill; Come As You Are; Joy Comes In The Morning; Old Time Feeling; I've Been To Heaven; Call Me Gone; Mercy Built A Bridge; He Can; The Lighthouse. (Kenny, Larry, Yvonne, Ronny).

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1993 Generation II (Daywind Records/1010): Keep Me Away; Speak The Word, Lord; Come To The Cross; Free At Last; Just Like You; He Made A Believer; How Jesus Forgot; Jesus Still Cares; Take His Hand; Heís Got A Miracle For You. (Bo Hinson, Eric Hinson, Ronda Hinson).

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1995 Family Resemblance (Daywind Records/1076): The Lighthouse; I Never Shall Forget The Day; He's Always There; I Must Be Getting Closer To The Cross; The God That Cannot Fail; Two Winning Hands; Who Is On The Lord's Side; In The Eyes Of The Lord; Soldier In The Army. (Bo Hinson, Ronda Hinson, Mike Bowling).

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1995 Oasis (Daywind Records/1081): Oasis; Donít Give Up; Question Is; Miracle Mountain; If There Had Been No Calvary; Old Ship Of Zion; Cross Over; God In Heaven Knows; Iím On My Way; Fall On Me. (Bo Hinson, Ronda Hinson, Mike Bowling).

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1996 Life With A Song

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1998 Light Up The Night: Little Store Front Church; He's Got A Miracle For You; Speak The Word Lord; He Made A Believer Out Of Me; Feed My Sheep; Calvary Painted A Picture Of Grace; Pickin' Up Speed; I Will Shine; Shoutin' Shoes; Sin Died Here; The Old Ship Of Zion; Hallelujah Meeting; If There Had Been No Calvary; Oasis; The Lighthouse; I Never Shall Forget The Day (Bo Hinson, Rhonda Hinson, Stan Dailey).

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1998 Etched In Stone

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2000 Legends, SGMA Collector's Series (Cal IV Records/C4C-1006): Till The Land; You Canít Hold Back The Dawning; Homesick To Go; Little Store Front Church; Thereís Gonna Be Some Changes Made; Go On Thru; Come To The Water; That I Could Still Go Free; How Wrong You Are; The God That Cannot Fail; Remember These Things; By The Time They Find Me Missing.

2002 Greatest Hits (Daywind Records/DAY1296D): Two Winning Hands; He's Got A Miracle For You; Oasis; The Lighthouse; Miracle Mountain; Old Ship Of Zion; Keep Me Away; If There Had Been No Calvary; He Made A Believer Out Of Me; Speak The Word Lord.

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2006 Hinson Hits: Gospel Legacy Series (New Haven Records SGCTXX 8060-2): Joy Comes In The Morning; Mercy Built A Bridge; Soul Fillin' Station; Call Me Gone; Two Winning Hands; God's Gonna Do The Same For You And Me; Till The Land; Shining In; The Touch Of The Master's Strong Hand; Hallelujah Meetin'; Ain't That What It's All About; The Lighthouse.

2007 Favor (Hinson Music Records/HM-101010): I'm Still Here; Lonelyville; Death In The Family Tonight; Holy Awe; This Is What Revival's All About; One Empty Chair; Modified Me; The Potter's Wheel; God Will Make A Way; Soul Winner; He's My Strength; Unstoppable Blood. (Bo Hinson, Kim Hinson Calvery; Shawn McDougal).

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