This weekend a talented group of gospel singers were in Marianna for a concert performance at the Ag Extension Center on Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday evening. The event was sponsored by the Crossway Church. While the family was in town they appropriately stayed at the local Hinson House Bed and Breakfast. On Saturday afternoon they held a practice session in the main area of the Inn. The original J.W and Sadie Hinson family which built the house in 1919 also used this downstairs room as their “music room”. The room was once again filled with beautiful, melodic sounds on Saturday.
The Hinson Girls are four sisters from Lancaster, SC who have been performing bluegrass gospel music since December 2009. Their love for music has brought them closer together, and opened many opportunities to share their talents. In March 2012, they won 1st place at the SC Bluegrass Band Championship held at the Renofest Bluegrass Festival in Hartsville, SC. In July 2012, they were featured on WBTV Charlotte, NC’s “Carolina Camera”. The girls were also part of the morning newscast on News Channel 36 with Larry Sprinkle in September 2012; and have had several radio interviews including one with Keith Larson on Charlotte News Talk 1110AM WBT Radio in November 2011. They hope to perform bluegrass music for many years to come and encourage other young fans to enjoy and participate in this wonderful genre of music.