Legendary rock band Survivor is embarking on their next chapter with a new member, Nashville resident Cameron Barton, who is taking over as lead vocalist. The group will take their trademark arena rock sound to their loyal and devoted fan base.
Survivor released their first album in 1980. Their first Top-40 hit came the next year with Poor Man’s Son. Their big break would come in 1982 when the band was asked by Sylvester Stallone to provide the theme song for Rocky III. That single, Eye of the Tiger hit No. 1, staying there for seven weeks, winning a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, a People’s Choice Award, Academy Award, and a Golden Globe nomination. The song came in at No. 18 on the Top 100 Singles chart in Billboard’s 100th Anniversary issue and it is well over the 7 million mark worldwide on iTunes, where it is currently holding strong at No. 9 on their Top Soundtrack chart. The band also struck pay-dirt as a result of Stallone’s movie when Burning Heart appeared on the soundtrack of Rocky IV in 1985, hitting No. 2 on the singles chart. The band’s Vital Signs record was another huge success, peaking at No. 16 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. The band also has the Top 20 hits I Can’t Hold Back (#13), High On You (#8) and The Search is Over (#4).