Gospel singer hits the right notes
A SINGER has today proved he is hitting all the right notes by reaching third spot in the gospel charts.Bernie Underwood, of Rose Walk, Needham Market, has sung his way to success in a chart usually dominated by the likes of Sir Cliff Richard, Dolly Parton and Helen Shapiro.
A SINGER has today proved he is hitting all the right notes by reaching third spot in the gospel charts.
Bernie Underwood, of Rose Walk, Needham Market, has sung his way to success in a chart usually dominated by the likes of Sir Cliff Richard, Dolly Parton and Helen Shapiro.
The 62-year-old, a full-time singer, has spent three weeks in the top five of the New Christian Music Euro Country Gospel Chart with his song Someone Loves You.
The song entered at number four and rose to number three after the count last week.
This week, however, it has been overtaken and dropped back down to number four.
Mr Underwood said: "I thought I might get in the bottom of the chart but not anywhere near the top three.
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"It's great mixing it with the big boys.
"It's great news for me, and my friend who wrote the song.
"Nearly all the big American artists are on the chart and although it's a gospel chart it also includes country artists.
"The two artists who were above me last week were Tim McGraw who is a top American singer and George Hamilton IV, a long established country artist so I'm thrilled.
"The song has already been a success in America but I've always liked it and knew it could be popular again."
The chart is compiled by airplay given to songs on 450 radio stations
across Europe. It includes 30 hits.
It is the first time the singer, who is moving to Kent, has featured in the chart.
He has been in the Country Hot Disc Chart - a similar chart judged on airplay across the world - four times.
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