Our Story

About Us

 
 

The Hinson Girls are four sisters from Lancaster, SC who have been performing bluegrass gospel music since 2009. Their love for music has brought them closer together, and opened many opportunities to share their talents. In February 2015, the girls won 4th place at the 41st Annual SPBGMA Bluegrass Band Competition held in Nashville, TN. In March of 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”. As of January 2016, this talented group of sisters has released three cd projects that are available through the website store or at any performances throughout the year.  The girls 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.  
 

Meet the Band Members - 



Katelyn is the lead singer and also plays the mandolin.  She is 18 years old, loves bluegrass music and jamming with friends and family. Her favorite musical groups are The Isaacs, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and Alison Krauss & Union Station. On stage, her enthusiasm and energy clearly demonstrate her love of performing. 
 Melissa, the bass player, is 20 years old and Allison's twin. Her favorite pastimes are riding horses and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite bluegrass groups include The Boxcars and The Lonesome River Band.  Her natural talent and ear for music are easily seen while playing the upright bass, singing harmony and some lead vocals. 
Kristin at age 23, began playing the guitar in 2008; she sings harmony, as well as some lead vocals. Her personality and dedication to music have enabled her to take a leadership role in the band.  Her favorite musical groups include The Lonesome River Band, The Boxcars and The Darrell Webb Band. 
Allison also 20, is Melissa's twin. She plays the banjo, sings harmony and an occasional lead vocal.  Her sense of humor and strong banjo skills make her an essential part of the band's success. The love she has for bluegrass music is inspired by Kristin Scott-Benson of The Grascals, Ron Stewart of The Boxcars and Jimmy Fraley of A Deeper Shade of Blue.