SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€“ (September 3, 2012) â€“ Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Dayâ€™s follow-up to their back-to-back #1 singles is making big strides at Southern Gospel radio this month. The new single, â€œBecause of the Blood,â€ 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 â€“ becoming the groupâ€™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. â€œWe are so ecstatic to see how God has been using our music and specifically this song,â€ mentioned Scott Robinson of Eighth Day. â€œHis 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.â€ â€œBecause of the Bloodâ€ was written by Christie Capps and is the seventh single released from the groupâ€™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 – â€œMay I Never Get Over the Crossâ€ and â€œAre You Ready.â€ â€œBecause of the Bloodâ€ is being promoted to radio by Tony & Kim Hudgins and Spin-N-Motion Promotions. The song can be found on the companyâ€™s May 2012 Compilation â€“ cut #1.â€¨â€¨ 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 â€“ â€œMay I Never Get Over the Cross.â€ Eighth Dayâ€™s #1 hit from last fall, â€œMay I Never Get Over the Cross,â€ 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 â€“ Karen Peck & New Riverâ€™s â€œOn the Banks of the Promised Land.â€â€¨â€¨ More information on Eighth Day can be found at http://www.eighthdaymusic.com. â€¨â€¨ About Eighth Dayâ€¨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!