HOMEWOOD, Ill.Â â€“ Up and coming soloist Rod Burton is announcing his departure from the newly formed Hinson Revival after this weekendâ€™s dates with the group.Â Due to time constraints with Rodâ€™s solo ministry, YMR Music Productions and the Branson Gospel Music Convention, and his family, Rod felt the need to step down from the group in order to focus his energies on those areas of his life.
â€œIâ€™m grateful for my time with Hinson Revival. I grew up listening to Hinson music and thoroughly enjoyed the time I had to minister with it on stage,â€ mentioned Rod. “There is nothing like Hinson music. I hope it always continues to bless people with its message. My family and I will continue to support Eric and April in friendship.”
Rod will continue to minister as a solo artist, having recently released his latest CD, The Difference, on New Hope Music Productions, a Nashville-based label he has started with Darrell Webb.
News on Burtonâ€™s replacement will be coming from the Hinson Revival camp at a later date.
On the heels of three nominations on the Top 10 ballot for the 2010 Diamond Awards, Rod announced the release of The Difference.Â The Difference was produced by Grammy-winning engineer Adrian Payne and co-produced by Rodâ€™s longtime friend and talented session musician Jason Webb. This recording is the first release for the newly formed New Hope Music Productions.
The Difference features special guests that have been an encouragement to Rodâ€™s ministry through the years as well.Â Grammy winning vocalist Russ Taff makes a special appearance on Rodâ€™s cover of â€œWater Grave.â€ The country-rock flavor of the track is a marked departure for the celebrated vocalist. Rod also enlisted the help of Sunday Editionâ€™s Amy Marie Unthank and Chris Unthank on background vocals as well as his daughter Paige Burton and producer Adrian Payne.
The Difference is now available to purchase online or at live events.Â For more information on the new recording, visit http://www.rodburtonmusic.com .
Fans are encouraged to visit Rodâ€™s MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/rodburtonmusicinc.Â Rodâ€™s ShoutLife can be found at http://www.shoutlife.com/rodburtonmusic.