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The Old Paths: BMI Awards and #1 Songs

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 2, 2014 – 9:00 am -

Old Paths

Old Paths

With two BMI® awards and three #1 hits, the Old Paths have exploded on the scene as a leading presence in Christian radio.

At the 2014 BMI® Christian Music Awards this month, two Old Paths singles, “Battle Stand” (written by Rodney Birch) and “The I Of the Storm” (written by Kenny Kuykendall), received Citations of Achievement for being among the most-played songs on U.S. Christian radio.

In the last two years, three of their singles have reached the #1 position on the Singing News Radio Airplay Chart: “Battle Stand” (December 2012), “God’s Great” (June 2013), and “Long Live the King” (July 2014).

Their success is poised to continue with their new single, “Love Them To Jesus,” already the #1 top add on the August 2014 Singing News New Releases chart. The song was inspired by Old Paths baritone/manager Doug Roark’s testimony. “Over 20 years ago,” he shares, “I was a drug dealer/addict outside of Atlanta Georgia when an old preacher man loved me to Jesus. He didn’t condemn me or judge me; he just took me in and showed me the love of Christ. The songwriter Rodney Birch came to hear us one night, and after hearing my testimony, came back to us with this great song.”

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Rodney Birch Signs With Asheville Music Publishing

Written by SGN Scoops on December 21, 2012 – 10:34 am -

ARDEN, NC – December 19, 2012 – Rodney Birch has signed a long-term exclusive publishing contract with Asheville Music RodneyBirchPublishing (BMI), an imprint of Crossroads Music Publishing, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing.

Birch recently garnered his first #1 song, “Battle Stand” (The Old Paths). The song is #1 on the December 2012 Singing News Radio Airplay charts. He also wrote two currently climbing hit songs, “God’s Great” (Old Paths) and “Come and See” (The LeFevre Quartet).

Greg Bentley, Director of Publishing for Crossroads Music Publishing, states. “I’ve been working with Rodney for quite a few years now, and have seen his writing ability grow with each year. Rodney writes strong lyrics along with great melodies, and I can always count on him having some strong material when he is turning songs in to us. We are looking forward to many more hits from his pen.”

Artists looking for new material to record can contact Greg Bentley at Crossroads Music by email at or by phone at 828-684-3066 ext. 309.

IMAGE CAPTION – LEFT TO RIGHT – Greg Bentley, Rodney Birch.

Rodney Birch signs with Asheville Music Publishing

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