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.”
CAPTIONS: LEFT IMAGE: From left to right: Rich Crist (Crossroads), Jim Stover (Crossroads), Chris White (Crossroads), Josh Townsend (The Old Paths), Doug Roark (The Old Paths), Tim Rackley (The Old Paths). RIGHT IMAGE: BMI Citation of Achievement awarded to Asheville Music Publishing, a division of Crossroads Entertainment and Marketing, for the airplay success of “Battle Stand.”