Terence “Buttons” Burton, Darryl “Deaken” Brownlee and Todd Burton of Ohio-based Urban contemporary gospel trio Half Mile Home releases their new radio single “This Far” today on all digital outlets. The single continues to gain traction at Gospel radio within the Top 40 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay chart.
“This Far” was birthed from a tragic experience group member Todd Burton experienced when his son was fatally shot in the head last year. “Imagine getting a phone call at 5:37amthat my oldest son Trey was shot in the head,” states Burton. “I sat beside the bed and started praying and thanking God in advance as I headed to the hospital with my wife. Once I arrived I was told that I couldn’t see my son at the moment by the nurses.” “Our family was told by the doctor that my son has minor brain damage but he’ll be back to normal in 3 months. The tears started falling as I looked at him laying there knowing that if God didn’t spare him this would’ve been my last time to see him alive. BUT GOD said I didn’t bring y’all “This Far” to leave you.”
Half Mile Home launched onto the scene in 2004, with their first studio album, The Movement (Malaco Records). Their second studio album, Change My Lyfe (Bungalo/Universal) was released in 2010, while the third studio album, Church Muzik & Inspiration (Church Boy Muzik/Selecto Hits), was released in 2013 and peaked at No.9 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. Their latest offering Don’t Judge Me reached No. 11 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart and boasted two Billboard Top 15 radio singles “More Than Enuff” (No. 11) and “Thinking Of Me” (No. 15).
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