SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€“ Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Day earned a career first last month as their smash-hit single â€œMay I Never Get Over the Crossâ€ reached the #1 spot on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart â€“ the Southern Gospel industryâ€™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 Dunawaysâ€™ â€œWhen Thereâ€™s No Hope, There Is Graceâ€) and remains Eighth Dayâ€™s most successful song to date.
â€œWe are so excited about this song reaching the #1 spot at AbsolutelyGospel.com,â€ mentioned Eighth Dayâ€™s Scott Robinson. â€œWe believe in the work they are doing over there, and we are honored that our song has had such a resounding impact with their readership and reporting stations.â€
â€œMay I Never Get Over the Crossâ€ was released to radio earlier this year through Spin-N-Motion Promotions. It is the groupâ€™s fifth single from their SGN Music Award nominated project Everything Holy. All five 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 recently 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 â€“ 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.