The Old Paths signed an exclusive recording contract with Crossroads earlier this year, and quickly shot to the top of the charts. Their single â€œThe I of the Stormâ€ hit #4 on the July 2012 Singing News Radio Airplay charts. â€œBattle Stand,â€ written by Rodney Birch and released on their April 2012 recording Right Now, is #1 on the December 2012 chart.
Crossroads executive Chris White states, â€œWhen I had my first meeting with these guys I said, â€˜Letâ€™s hold hands first. Then, if that works, weâ€™ll lock arms. If that works, weâ€™ll do the full bear hug.â€™ Well, we held hands, and that got us a #4 song and now a #1. If thatâ€™s what happens just holding hands, I have no idea how good the bear hug is going to be!â€
Old Paths members Tim Rackley and Douglas Roark commented, “Words cannot describe how excited we were when we heard the news that ‘Battle Stand’ went #1. We really are humbled by the response of the DJs and listeners. We can only imagine what the future holds here at Crossroads!”
PHOTO CAPTION – LEFT TO RIGHT – Jim Stover (Crossroads, Director of Radio Promotions), Jeremy Peace (Old Paths, Tenor), Doug Roark (Old Paths, Baritone), Tim Rackley (Old Paths, Lead), Daniel Ashmore (Old Paths, Bass), Chris White (Crossroads Executive).