Song Has Specific Message for Todayâ€™s Times
HOMEWOOD, Ill. â€“ Rising Southern Gospel soloist Rod Burton has scored his first Top 80 single.Â According to the December 2009 issue of the Singing News Magazine Top 80 chart, Southern Gospelâ€™s official radio airplay chart, Rod Burtonâ€™s â€œTake a Standâ€ will debut at #75 on the respected chart.
â€œI am in awe at just how much God has used this song,â€ mentioned Rod Burton.Â â€œThe message of this song is certainly hitting home to a lot of Christians around this country, and I am so thankful that radio has gotten behind this song!â€
In addition to charting on the Singing News Top 80, the song has also been a staple on the GospelMusicTimes.com Top 100 Fan Chart and has charted for multiple weeks on the SoGospelNews.com Top 40 Weekly Chart.
â€œTake a Standâ€ is the second single from Rodâ€™s latest recording â€“ Walking In the Light and has a message that is specific for the time that the nation and world is in today.
Rod Burton said, â€œThe song starts with â€˜The shape the world is in today breaks the Saviorâ€™s heartâ€™. It’s not a song that I’d considered sending out, but this past Easter, I was watching the news as we got ready for service. I was so convicted that people need to hear the message of this song, with a chorus that says â€˜It’s time for every Christian to rise and take a stand. Proclaim the love of Jesus, all throughout the landâ€™.â€
â€œIf there was ever a time that Christians need to stand up and let our voices be heard, it’s now,â€ Rod continued.Â â€œMy hope is not chart positions, but that people all over this country will hear the song and catch the message; that they’ll be encouraged and inspired to stand up to what is wrong and hold on to what is right.â€
â€œTake a Standâ€ was written by Bobby Carter and is the follow-up to Rodâ€™s last single, the fan-favorite and Top 40 hit â€œThatâ€™s How a Miracle Feels.â€Â â€œTake a Standâ€ is being promoted to Southern Gospel radio through the Rick Hendrix Company.
For more information on Rod Burton â€“ visit http://www.rodburtonmusic.com.