Eighth Day Lands First #1 on Singing News Top 80

 SPARTANBURG, S.C. – (August 1, 2011) – Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Day earned a career high this week as news hit of the group’s latest single reaching the #1 position on the Singing News Top 80 chart – the industry’s most watched and respected radio report.
The song, “May I Never Get Over the Cross,” will reach the #1 position on the upcoming September 2011 issue of the chart.
“This is a total God-thing,” mentioned Eighth Day’s Scott Robinson. “We are in awe of the response that this song has received since we released it to radio. The truth of the lyrics has been resonating with people all over the world. We are so grateful that God put this song in our hands. We are moved by the song, and we are so excited to hear that so many other people have been moved by the song as well.”
This ministry-oriented single has been making waves at radio since it’s release several months ago. In addition to cracking the top 5 on the Singing News Top 80, 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.
 “May I Never Get Over the Cross” was released to radio earlier this year through Spin-N-Motion Promotions. It is the group’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. The song was penned by Robert Arthur and Monty Lane Allen.
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 – 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!