NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Powerful Country/Southern Gospel group Heavens Highway has already had an impressive run at Southern Gospel radio with their current single. The song, titled “Longing to Go,” has been charting on several of the industry’s leading charts – including an impressive leap this month on the Singing News Magazine Top 80 Chart.
For the January 2010 reporting period of the Singing News Magazine Top 80 chart – “Longing to Go” made a 16 position leap from #59 to #43 on the chart.
David Timms of Heavens Highway said, “We are so thankful that Southern Gospel radio has gotten behind our current single. This is a great song that seems to be impacting a lot of people around the nation. We appreciate the support that radio has given us with this song.”
In addition to the Singing News Top 80, the song recently re-entered the SoGospelNews.com Top 40 Weekly Chart. The song has spent a strong eight weeks charting on the popular weekly report – no small feat for an independent artist without major label backing.
Also, the song has become a notable fixture on the GospelMusicTimes.com Top 100 Fan Chart – regularly popping into the Top 10 on the fan-based chart. This week – the song is stationed at #7.
“There’s just something about this tune that is really connecting with listeners,” mentioned Chris Unthank, program director of the Diamond Award-winning SouthernSpinRadio.com. “If you’re a station manager and haven’t picked this song up yet – you’re really missing out on a fantastic tune.”
Earlier this year, “Longing to Go” became the group’s first Top 10 New Release according to the October 2009 issue of the Singing News Magazine. “Longing to Go” ranked #7 among all new releases with seven out-of-the-box adds for the song making it one of the most added songs for that reporting period.
“Longing to Go” was written by GMA Dove Award winning songwriter Gerald Crabb (“Through the Fire,” “Hold Me While I Cry”) and can be found on the group’s latest release – Deep Roots.
“Longing to Go” is being pushed to radio through Spin-N-Motions Promotions. The song can be found on Spin-N-Motion Radio Promotions August 2009 compliation, cut #4. The song was also released to Southern Gospel and Christian Country stations with Family Music Group in November.