Thursday, April 29, 2010
HIMS record new CD in Holly Springs
The HIMS recently recorded their latest CD in Holly Springs, and it should be released by late May.
Members of the a cappella gospel quartet are Todd Sanderson of Holly Springs and Bobby Rawson, Brooks Rawson and Brad Laman, all of Alamo, Tenn.
They recorded the new CD, Thy Will Not Mine, a few weeks ago at KT Studio, owned and operated by Kevin Thomas.
The HIMS’ name comes from several directions. The most obvious is the fact that it is an all male group. The second is that they sing “hymns” quite often. In addition, HIMS stands for “He Is My Saviour.”
The HIMS began singing together in September 1999. The original group had five members – Laman, Bobby Rawson, Brooks Rawson, Steve Kail and Dell Carothers. Carothers moved to South Carolina in 2001 and left the group. The remaining four decided to keep the group as a quartet. In September 2006 Sanderson joined the group, replacing Steve Kail. Anne-Taylor Kail (Steve’s daughter) has sung with the group in concert in the past and recorded with the group. She is the lead voice on a few songs in the first two CDs.
The first album, Bound for Glory, was out in 2002 with hopes of not losing money. As a pleasant surprise, the group had to order more CDs after running out of the first order. Before long, it was time for a second CD. In 2005, the HIMS came out with Die Each Day. Both CD’s have been a great success. A third CD, Classics, was released in April 2008.
The HIMS have sung for many different occasions – teacher appreciation banquets, youth rallies, Christmas parties, hall of fame banquets, youth nights, prayer breakfasts at conventions, benefits for the less fortunate, scholarship banquets and many other similar events.
Sanderson sings lead and baritone in the group. He is an administrator at Byhalia High School. He married Leigh Anne Walker in 1989 and they have three children, Shelby, Bailey and Maddie. Todd is a pulpit minister and a deacon at the Holly Springs Church of Christ.
Bobby Rawson sings tenor in the group. He is a math teacher at Crockett County, Tenn., High School. He is also the head coach in volleyball. He married Wendy Sell in 1993 and they have two children, Will and Jack Robert. He is a deacon and the pulpit minister at the Alamo church of Christ.
Brooks Rawson sings lead and baritone in the group. He is the principal at Alamo City School. He married Gina Harbin in 1996 and they have two children, Ella Grace and Garet. He is a deacon at the Alamo church of Christ.
Laman is the bass singer. He is the owner/operator of HLC Cullipher in Alamo, a propane and gasoline company. He married Lori King in 1990 and they have two children, Morgan and Andrew. He is a deacon at the Alamo church of Christ.
For more information on The HIMS or to book the group for an event, contact Sanderson at 662-274-4331.
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