- Album – Let’s Have Some Church
- Artist – Weston and Christy Hinson
- Label – Custom
- Style – Traditional Country
- Release Date – 11/27/12
- Available For Digital Download? – Yes (iTunes)
The Hinson legacy is one of the most influential in Southern Gospel music. The mark they left is still felt in the music being released today. This week’s album review looks at a new album from Weston Hinson and wife Christy.
Weston is the son of Southern Gospel giant Kenny Hinson. Of all the singers that have come along to try to model their singing after Kenny, Weston doesn’t need to try. You can hear Kenny’s strong lead voice in Weston’s singing. Listening to Let’s Have Some Church harkened this listener back to the classic sounds of the Hinsons.
Let’s Have Some Church landed at retail at the end of November (2012). Another album that will miss my annual countdown but definitely deserves a full review.
- The Hinson sound continues with Weston and Christy and Let’s Have Some Church has some great up tempo Hinson sounding barn burners. They include the title track along with “That’s What My Shout’s About”.
- There is a block of four songs back to back that exemplify the best of the recording. ”Let Me Tell You Again”, “I Hold On”, “Let’s Have Some Church” and “The Answer” are the best of this recording.
- Weston is featured on the current radio single “Let Me Tell You Again”. If radio programmers give this song a chance, it could be a huge hit for the duo.
- Christy turns in her best performance on the second verse of the power house song “I Hold On”. This country ballad would be another great choice for radio single possibilities. Christy’s vocals are reminiscent to another Hinson female vocalist, Yvonne Hinson Johnson.
- Weston turns in a strong cover of country artist Josh Turner’s “The Answer”, while original Hinson member Larry joins the duo on the Hinson classic “The Lighthouse”.
- Strongest songs included in order: ”Let Me Tell You Again”, “I Hold On”, “The Answer”, “Let’s Have Some Church”, “I Get To Go” and “Finally Home”.
- As is the case with most albums, the song covers tend to be the weakest moments on Let’s Have Some Church.
- The duo doesn’t add anything new to “God Walks The Dark Hills”, “I’d Rather Have Jesus” and the Hinson classic “The Lighthouse”.
- The album will most likely not have broad appeal. If you were a fan of the Hinsons or enjoy traditional sounding country music in your Southern Gospel then this album will appeal to you.
- Weakest songs included in order: ”God Walks The Dark Hills”, “The Lighthouse” and “I’d Rather Have Jesus”.
I am glad to see the Hinson name and sound continue with Weston Hinson. Him and wife Christy combine to create an enjoyable recording with Let’s Have Some Church. There is potential for the duo to score a couple of big radio hits if programmers give them a chance. If you’re a fan of the Hinsons, this album is a must have. Next up for Weston Hinson is a tribute recording honoring the best songs of his father Kenny Hinson. I am definitely looking forward to that recording.
SONG/Featured Vocalist – SONGWRITER: 1. “That’s What My Shout’s About”/Christy - Christy Hinson 2. “I Get To Go”/Weston - Christy Hinson 3. “On The Other Side Of This”/Weston - Christy Hinson 4. “Let Me Tell You Again”/Weston - Adam Kohout, Tery Wilkins 5. “I Hold On”/Weston; Christy - Christy Hinson 6. “Let’s Have Some Church”/Christy; Weston – Christy Hinson 7. “The Answer”/Weston - Mark Narmore, Josh Turner 8. “God Walks The Dark Hills”/Christy - Audrey Czarnikow 9. “The Lighthouse”/Weston; Larry Hinson - Ronny Hinson 10. “I’d Rather Have Jesus”/Weston - Rhea Miller, George Beverly Shea 11. “Finally Home”/Weston - Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Michael Scheuchzer 12. “He Fixed It For Me”/Christy - Christy Hinson