NASHVILLE, Tenn. â€“ Powerful Country/Southern Gospel group Heavens Highway has already had an impressive run at Southern Gospel radio with their current single.Â The song, titled â€œLonging to Go,â€ has been charting on several of the industryâ€™s leading charts â€“ 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 â€“ â€œLonging to Goâ€ made a 16 position leap from #59 to #43 on the chart.
David Timms of Heavens Highway said, â€œWe are so thankful that Southern Gospel radio has gotten behind our current single.Â This is a great song that seems to be impacting a lot of people around the nation.Â We appreciate the support that radio has given us with this song.â€
In addition to the Singing News Top 80, the song recently re-entered the SoGospelNews.com Top 40 Weekly Chart.Â The song has spent a strong eight weeks charting on the popular weekly report â€“ 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 â€“ regularly popping into the Top 10 on the fan-based chart.Â This week â€“ the song is stationed at #7.
â€œThereâ€™s just something about this tune that is really connecting with listeners,â€ mentioned Chris Unthank, program director of the Diamond Award-winning SouthernSpinRadio.com.Â â€œIf youâ€™re a station manager and havenâ€™t picked this song up yet â€“ youâ€™re really missing out on a fantastic tune.â€
Earlier this year, â€œLonging to Goâ€ became the groupâ€™s first Top 10 New Release according to the October 2009 issue of the Singing News Magazine.Â â€œLonging to Goâ€ 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.
â€œLonging to Goâ€ was written by GMA Dove Award winning songwriter Gerald Crabb (â€œThrough the Fire,â€ â€œHold Me While I Cryâ€) and can be found on the groupâ€™s latest release â€“ Deep Roots.
â€œLonging to Goâ€ is being pushed to radio through Spin-N-Motions Promotions.Â The song can be found on Spin-N-Motion Radio Promotions August 2009 compliation, cut #4.Â The song was also released to Southern Gospel and Christian Country stations with Family Music Group in November.