SPARTANBURG, S.C. â€“ (July 7, 2011) â€“ Popular Southern Gospel trio Eighth Day continues to see new milestones at radio with their latest single release. Stations all across the country â€œcanâ€™t get overâ€ the groupâ€™s single â€œMay I Never Get Over the Cross.â€
This ministry-oriented single has been making waves at radio since itâ€™s release several months ago. According to the August 2011 issue of the Singing News Top 80 chart, â€œMay I Never Get Over the Crossâ€ ranked as third most played song in the country.
â€œWe have been stunned by the response that we have seen from this song,â€ mentioned Eighth Dayâ€™s Scott Robinson. â€œWe are so humbled that radio has embraced this song in the way that they have. This song has been such a huge force for us in our concerts and ministry events. We are so excited to see that radio has gotten behind the song as well!â€
In addition to cracking the top 5 on the Singing News Top 80, earned a career first last month as the smash-hit single reached the #1 spot on the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart â€“ the Southern Gospel industryâ€™s most watched weekly radio report. The song went #1 for the week of May 2, 2011 and continued to hold the #1 spot for three more weeks. The four week run at #1 has been bested by only one other song this year (The Dunawaysâ€™ â€œWhen Thereâ€™s No Hope, There Is Graceâ€) and remains Eighth Dayâ€™s most successful song to date.
â€œMay I Never Get Over the Crossâ€ was released to radio earlier this year through Spin-N-Motion Promotions. It is the groupâ€™s fifth single from their SGN Music Award nominated project Everything Holy. All five singles from that album have reached the Top 40 on both the Singing News Top 80 and AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart.
Eighth Day was recently honored with news that they were named as one of the 20 most played artists of 2010. According to AbsolutelyGospel.com (formerly SoGospelNews.com), Eighth Day ranked #14 on the Top 20 Most Played Artists of 2010 list â€“ in between mainstays and hit makers The Isaacs and The Bowling Family. The list was compiled by the AbsolutelyGospel.com Top 40 Weekly Chart year-end figures.
More information on Eighth Day can be found at http://www.eighthdaymusic.com.