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Eighth Day Appears With Stars Of Duck Dynasty, Jeb Bush At Proudly Pro-Life Rally

Written by Staff on January 18, 2016 – 6:47 pm -

Eighth Day and Duck Dynasty

Eighth Day and Duck Dynasty

Nashville, TN (January 11, 2016) Butler Music Group Management artists, Eighth Day, were recently  invited to perform at the Proudly Pro-Life Rally held in Columbia, South Carolina at the South Carolina State House over the weekend. The events started Friday night with the annual banquet and awards ceremony. In attendance were Governor Jeb Bush, Senator Lindsey Graham, and featured speakers Al and Lisa Robertson of Duck Dynasty. Saturday, those in attendance marched to the Statehouse steps in support of Pro-Life.

The chart topping trio performed at both the banquet and at the rally on the steps of the State House. “We were so blessed to be able to participate in events that support such a fundamental belief in our Christian faith. The sanctity of human life being preserved is something that Eighth Day has been blessed to experience first hand. Derek Parker, our baritone, and his wife Karilyn were able to adopt their precious son Weston because of the birth mom choosing life,” stated Scott Robinson.

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Eighth Day member Joni Robinson with Jeb Bush

“It was a joy to work with Al and Lisa Robertson as well. Really neat folks that love Jesus; our kind of people! We will continue using all platforms presented to us to share the gospel message and encourage believers … even with the Duck Dynastyfolks,” added Scott.

Eighth Day

Eighth Day

BMG President, Les Butler states, “Anytime BMG and our artists can be
associated with such a great cause; I’m for it! Eighth Day served BMG, and
the entire Southern Gospel Music community, very well.”

About Butler Music Group
Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Butler Music Group provides professional management and consulting services to Southern Gospel and Bluegrass artists including Eighth Day, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Kramer’s, Tammy Jones Robinette and Williamson’s. BMG subsidiary, Family Music Group, is the label and radio promotion division of BMG. Label or Radio Promotion artists include the Williamsons, Canton Junction, Hagees, Matt Hagee, Jimmy Fortune, Oak Ridge Boys, Dunaways, and many others.

Les Butler has been actively involved in Southern Gospel Music for over 37 years as a musician, producer, manager, former publisher of the Singing News, and as a nationally syndicated radio host. Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and purchased Family Music Group in 2003. He is a past March of Dimes AIR award, as well as winner of the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011. Butler’s syndicated radio show, Les Butler and Friends, is heard across America and abroad. Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Bowling Family, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, and many more. Butler’s publishing companies are Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI andHush Jean/ASCAP. He continues to host Harmony Road TV, a nationally televised Southern Gospel TV show, and he has recently started hosting a daily Southern and Bluegrass Gospel video blog at southerngospel365.com.

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Eighth Day Set to Release New Album “I’m Gonna Say It”

Written by Staff on March 5, 2015 – 12:21 pm -

Eighth Day

Eighth Day

Newest Single “He is Mine” Gaining National Attention

 
Nashville, TN, March 2, 2015.  One of Southern Gospel music’s most recognizable trios, Eighth Day has recently completed their newest project “I’m Gonna Say It”.  The album features songs written by some of today’s top songwriters.  The first single from the album “He is Mine” has been added by radio stations across the country.  This much anticipated project is set to be released in March, 2015.

When asked about their newest recording, Eighth Day’s Scott Robinson said “We are SO excited about the release of our brand new recording, “I’m Gonna Say It”. It features 10 songs from Monty Lane Allen and Robert Arthur which have written nearly every song we have ever recorded including all of the Top 10 Singing News hits. We also have a couple of songs by Kenna West, Sue Smith, Lee Black, John Lemonis, and Wendy Wills”.  Robinson added “We were blessed to use some of the top musicians in Nashville, and truly feel that vocally this is our best work yet”.

Les Butler, manager and radio promoter states, “Their new single, “He Is Mine,” is quickly getting traction at radio.  I’ve been hearing bits and pieces as they’ve been putting the entire album together.  This slow tease is not fair!  This is turning out to be some kind of record!”

Lottie Squires from WCKB in Dunn, SC added “I’m so very, very excited about FINALLY having a new CD from Eighth Day! (It’s about time!)  I remember sitting with Joni at NQC way too many years ago, listening to a rough mix of songs from “Everything Holy,” and knowing I was hearing something special…and I know this one will be special, too. Of course, at this point, Eighth Day could sing the collected works of Dr. Seuss and I’d be thrilled to have it!  Now I’m just waiting for them to come back to my area for a concert and a nice, long visit!

Regarding the impact that Eighth Day hopes the CD has on listeners, Scott Robinson said “These are songs that should speak to the hearts of folks in many different places in this walk of faith. We are anxious to share them with the world. It’s time we Christians take a stand.”

About Eighth Day

It’s been said that it takes a while for a musical group to truly bond and consistently render solid performances. Eighth Day certainly proves that point. They have had the same members since 2002, and have a created a sound and style that audiences everywhere immediately connect with.  A reduced travel schedule for the past couple of years has given new energy to this  ministry. “We took some time away to live the life cycle that God has so richly blessed us with, focusing on our relationship with Him and our family unit,” Joni Robinson shared. Eighth Day is comprised of vocalist Joni Robinson, her husband lead singer and emcee Scott Robinson and Baritone singer and office manager Derek Parker.  Eighth Day is based on Roebuck, S.C. and their website is www.eighthdaymusic.com.  You can also follow the group on Facebook at Eighth Day Music.

About Les Butler

He is a past March of Dimes AIR Award winner and was honored with the Paul Heil Broadcasting Award in 2011.  Butler’s syndicated Bluegrass Gospel Radio Show, Front Porch Fellowship, is heard in 200 markets across America and abroad.  The former publisher of “The Singing News, Butler has produced and/or played on numerous #1 songs in Southern Gospel Music.  Butler started Butler Music Group in 1978, and he has operated Family Music Group since 2003.  Butler’s playing and production credits include Palmetto State Quartet, Steeles, Dunaways, Crabb Family, Easter Brothers, Marksmen Quartet, Earl Scruggs, Mike Bowling Family, Sharron Kay King, Pine Mountain Railroad, Jimmy Fortune, Marty Raybon, Hope’s Call, Cheri Taylor, Glovers, Baker-Pasma, McCunes, and many more.  Butler’s publishing company catalog, Hurry-Up Publishing/BMI, contains many chart and Dove nominated songs.  He continues to host Harmony Road TV, a nationally televised Southern Gospel program.


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Butler Music Group and Eighth Day Announce Management Agreement

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 8, 2014 – 11:55 am -

Eighth Day

Eighth Day

Nashville, TN.  Eighth Day, one of Southern Gospel’s most recognizable trios, and Gospel music veteran Les Butler recently announced an exclusive management and consulting agreement between the group and Butler Music Group.

“Several years ago, when I first heard Eighth Day, I called Scott Robinson to introduce myself and tell them that I loved what I heard.  In that same conversation I told Scott that I felt strongly that one day we would work together.  Today is that day!  I’m very excited to be a part of the team of the reinvigorated music ministry that is Eighth Day”, remarked Butler Music Group’s Les Butler.

Scott Robinson of Eighth Day added “We are so blessed to have been chosen as one of the artists to launch out into the deep waters with Butler Music Group.  Les was the first person we met with over 10 years ago when we began this journey. Even though at that point we did not work together, he was so encouraging and helpful. He even predicted we will join forces down the road. Who knew it would be all these years later?”  Robinson Continues “Aside from all the obvious ways he can help impact our music and message, we are most excited about the personal commitment Les feels to reach the lost. THAT is the tie that binds Butler Music Group and Eighth Day.  This is going to be a blast!” he concluded.


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August 2013 SGNScoops Magazine

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 14, 2013 – 9:54 am -

 

The summer issues continue to sizzle at SGNScoops Magazine! Gracing the cover this month- THE MARTINS! Our newest staff writer, Craig Harris captured the heart the the Martin’s ministry and also shares the latest happenings with the Martins in this month’s cover story. The August edition also features Eighth Day, Three Bridges, Morgan Easter, Henry Slaughter, Willie Wynn and Christian Country artist, Isaac Cole. The Perrys share their hearts regarding Tracy Stuffle’s health situation and Rhonda Frye catches up with Ernie Haase on the road. Other articles include spiritual enrichment, Southern Gospel memories and Christian fitness. Sandi Duncan Clark reviews music, Angela Griffin reveals what songs are topping the charts and Lynn Mills gives the scoop on the Gatlinburg Gathering! Don’t miss the latest scoop on Creekside and the Diamond Awards in this issue as well. All of this neatly tucked and beautifully designed in our FREE online magazine. Please share!


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Eighth Day’s “Because of the Blood” Making Big Strides at Radio

Written by SGN Scoops on September 4, 2012 – 8:44 am -

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – (September 3, 2012) – Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Day’s follow-up to their back-to-back #1 singles is making big strides at Southern Gospel radio this month. The new single, “Because of the Blood,” made a huge jump this month on the Singing News Top 80 chart. The song bulleted from #43 to #17 on the upcoming October 2012 chart – becoming the group’s sixth career Top 20 hit. In addition, the single has been sitting in the Top 10 of the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart for several weeks and is currently charting at #7 this week. “We are so ecstatic to see how God has been using our music and specifically this song,” mentioned Scott Robinson of Eighth Day. “His faithfulness to our ministry over the last couple of years has been astounding. We are so thankful for his grace and favor in our ministry.” “Because of the Blood” was written by Christie Capps and is the seventh single released from the group’s Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominated project Everything Holy. The group has scored an unprecedented six Top 20 singles off of the album including the #1 hits – “May I Never Get Over the Cross” and “Are You Ready.” “Because of the Blood” is being promoted to radio by Tony & Kim Hudgins and Spin-N-Motion Promotions. The song can be found on the company’s May 2012 Compilation – cut #1.

 Earlier this year, Eighth Day was honored to receive two nominations in the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. The group received nominations for Song of the Year and Progressive Song of the Year for their first ever #1 hit from last year – “May I Never Get Over the Cross.” Eighth Day’s #1 hit from last fall, “May I Never Get Over the Cross,” was named the 2nd most played song of the year according to AbsolutelyGospel.com. The song spent an impressive 4 weeks at #1 and was only surpassed in spins this year by one other song – Karen Peck & New River’s “On the Banks of the Promised Land.”

 More information on Eighth Day can be found at http://www.eighthdaymusic.com. 

 About Eighth Day
Eighth Day is a popular trio based out of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The group has quickly established itself as one of the top new talents in Gospel music today. Their fresh and progressive sound has been described as a little bit country, a touch of bluegrass, and a whole lot of Gospel!


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Dates and Featured Performers Announced For 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 13, 2012 – 3:52 pm -

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – (June 13, 2012) – The administrators of AbsolutelyGospel.com are proud to announce the dates and talent line-up for the 13th Annual Absolutely Gospel Music Fest.

“Once again, we are so excited about bringing in some of the biggest artists in our industry to the area for a weeklong festival of Gospel music! Every year we get more and more artists who ask to be a part of the Music Fest, and this year is no different! We know that everyone is going to love the talent line up we have this year!”

This year’s Music Fest is set to run from Monday, July 16, 2012 through Friday, July 20, 2012. The event will again be held at the River of Life Church in Smyrna, Tennessee and is absolutely free to the public.

Performers scheduled to appear at this year’s Music Fest include Gold City, Karen Peck & New River, Buddy Jewell, The Bowling Family, Tribute Quartet, Three Bridges, HisSong, Adam Crabb, Wilburn & Wilburn, Beyond the Ashes, Eighth Day, John’s Call, The Hemphills, Freedom, Southern Sound, Crystal River, Sharron Kay King, Mark 209, Tim Hill, The Beelers, Jim Sheldon, Jeff & Sue Duffield, and Sunday Edition.

The artist listing is subject to change without notice.

As in years past, this year’s convention will remain free to the public. A love offering will be taken each night.

For more information, feel free to email the site at chris@absolutelyGospel.com . More details can be found at http://www.absolutelygospel.com .


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Eighth Day Interview With Matt Dudney Of SGNScoops

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on May 31, 2012 – 9:35 am -


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Eighth Day Releases Another Winner to Radio with “Because of the Blood”

Written by SGN Scoops on May 24, 2012 – 4:28 am -

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – (May 23, 2012) – Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Day has just earned another winner at radio with the release of their latest single. The new song – titled “Because of the Blood” – was recently named the second most added song of the month according to the upcoming July 2012 issue of the Singing NewsTop 80 chart.

Joni Robinson of Eighth Day said, “This song has been such a huge part of our ministry of the last couple of years. The message is timeless, and we know that people have gotten behind the song because of its simple message of hope and healing.”

“Because of the Blood” was written by Christie Capps and is the seventh single released from the group’s Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominated project Everything Holy. The group has scored an unprecedented five Top 20 singles off of the album including the #1 hit from last summer – “May I Never Get Over the Cross.”

“We are still in awe at just how much radio has gotten behind our ministry,” mentioned Scott Robinson of Eighth Day. “DJs and programmers have been so kind to us – and we are extremely grateful for them getting behind the music that we have released over the last few years.”

“Because of the Blood” is being promoted to radio by Tony & Kim Hudgins and Spin-N-Motion Promotions. The song can be found on the company’s May 2012 Compilation – cut #1.

 Earlier this year, Eighth Day was honored to receive two nominations in the 2012 Absolutely Gospel Music Awards. The group received nominations for Song of the Year and Progressive Song of the Year for their first ever #1 hit from last year – “May I Never Get Over the Cross.”

Eighth Day’s #1 hit from last fall, “May I Never Get Over the Cross,” was named the 2nd most played song of the year according to AbsolutelyGospel.com. The song spent an impressive 4 weeks at #1 and was only surpassed in spins this year by one other song – Karen Peck & New River’s “On the Banks of the Promised Land.”

More information on Eighth Day can be found at http://www.eighthdaymusic.com. 

About Eighth Day

Eighth Day is a popular trio based out of Spartanburg, South Carolina.  The group has quickly established itself as one of the top new talents in Gospel music today.  Their fresh and progressive sound has been described as a little bit country, a touch of bluegrass, and a whole lot of Gospel!

 


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“Are You Ready” For Eighth Day’s Follow-Up to First Ever #1 Hit?

Written by SGN Scoops on December 7, 2011 – 11:15 am -

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – (December 6, 2011) – Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Day are asking is Southern Gospel radio is “ready” for their brand new single.  The aptly titled single, “Are You Ready?,” is the follow-up to the group’s first ever #1 hit – “May I Never Get Over the Cross.”  This new single is a head-bobbing commercial-Country tinged tune written by Eighth Day’s own Monty Lane Allen. Scott Robinson of Eighth Day said, “Radio has already been so kind to our group. We continue to be humbled by their acceptance of us and our music. The response to ‘Are You Ready?’ has already been tremendous!” Eighth Day has already seen strong early support for the song. “Are You Ready?” will rank #30 on the upcoming January 2012 edition of the Singing News Top 80 Chart, it and made a big jump from #24 to #19 on this week’s AbsoluteyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart. The song is being promoted to radio by Spin-N-Motion Promotions. Eighth Day earned a career high earlier this year as the group’s last sing – “May I Never Get Over the Cross” – reached the #1 position on the Singing News Top 80 chart – the industry’s most watched and respected radio report. The ministry-oriented single had been making waves at radio since it’s release several months ago. In addition to hit #1 on the Singing News Top 80, the song earned a career first last month as the smash-hit single reached the #1 spot on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart – the Southern Gospel industry’s most watched weekly radio report. The song went #1 for the week of May 2, 2011 and continued to hold the #1 spot for three more weeks. The four week run at #1 has been bested by only one other song this year (The Dunaways’ “When There’s No Hope, There Is Grace”) and remains Eighth Day’s most successful song to date. “Are You Ready?” is the group’s sixth single from their SGN Music Award nominated project Everything Holy. All singles from that album have reached the Top 40 on both the Singing News Top 80 and AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart.  Eighth Day was honored with news that they were named as one of the 20 most played artists of 2010. According to AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com), Eighth Day ranked #14 on the Top 20 Most Played Artists of 2010 list – in between mainstays and hit makers The Isaacs and The Bowling Family. The list was compiled by the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart year-end figures. More information on Eighth Day can be found at http://www.eighthdaymusic.com .   About Eighth Day
Eighth Day is a popular trio based out of Spartanburg, South Carolina.  The group has quickly established itself as one of the top new talents in Gospel music today.  Their fresh and progressive sound has been described as a little bit country, a touch of bluegrass, and a whole lot of Gospel!


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Eighth Day Interview With Matt Dudney

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 10, 2011 – 2:09 pm -


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