The Hemphills – “Revival” (1987)

The Hemphills – “Revival” (1987)

One of the most popular albums in the Hemphills’ discography was this gem from 1987 titled, “Revival”. Featuring a classy cover shot of the group, the soft pastel color pallet of the cover perfectly contrasted the vibrant colors of their last 2 album covers. By the...
The Hemphills – “I Can Smile” (1986)

The Hemphills – “I Can Smile” (1986)

By 1986, the Benson Company had dropped the Heartwarming label as lots of changes were going on within the company during that time, and in the process, the Hemphills signed with RiverSong Records. RiverSong was actually started in 1983 by Bill Traylor, and by 1986,...
The Hemphills – “Excited!” (1985)

The Hemphills – “Excited!” (1985)

Coming off the tremendous success generated from their “Together” album, the Hemphills released another exciting album called, “Excited!” in 1985. It truly was an exciting time for the Hemphills as they were continuing to enjoy immense success via radio and in their...
The Hemphills – “Together” (1984)

The Hemphills – “Together” (1984)

One of my all-time favorite albums by the Hemphills is this 1984 release, “Together”. I first saw the Hemphills in concert at a big, multi-group event in Raleigh, North Carolina during the summer of 1984. I saw them again in late summer/early fall of 1985 at Bethel...
The Hemphills – “Louisiana Live” (1983)

The Hemphills – “Louisiana Live” (1983)

1983’s “Louisiana Live” was the first album that the Hemphills had released in 2 years. Rather than releasing a new album in 1982, Candy released her first solo album titled, “Candy” instead. I don’t remember where or when I bought “Louisiana Live”, but I do know that...
The Hemphills – “Good Things” (1981)

The Hemphills – “Good Things” (1981)

By 1981, the Hemphills were riding a massive wave of success spurred by several top 10 songs as well as two #1 songs (one of which remained at the #1 position for 8 months). They were definitely enjoying lots of “good things”, and 1981 saw the release of another...