The track A Love So Strong debuted as the #1 song on the Top 50 Contemporary Blues Song Chart on the number 1 independent music chart, Roots Music Report, with stations around world reporting in their playlists.
A Love So Strong is #10 on the Blues Song chart (which covers all Blues genres). The album A Love So Strong cracked into the Top 50 Blues Album chart at #46. Rose City Kings moved up to Number 3 on the Oregon Album chart, just behind Lisa Mann’s Hard Times, Bad Decisions and Curtis Salgado’s The Beautiful Lowdown which are trading places for the #1 and #2 slots. Rose City Kings now has 4 songs on the Oregon song chart – A Love So Strong returned to its #2 position, Love Karate Chop moved up a notch to #14, Just Like I Treat You (#22) and All Your Love (#25). Willie Dixon’s Just Like I Treat You is the first cover song on any Rose City Kings album.
So far, 10 of the 12 tracks from the A Love So Strong album have received radio airplay.
This is the best performance by Rose City Kings on the Roots Music Reports charts. Rose City Kings peaked at Number 30 on the Roots-Blues chart in 2005 with their third and live album Holler Out for More. In 2007 and 2008, the Kolvane iteration of Rose City Kings peaked at #18 with They Called Me Evil and succeeded into the Top 30 of the Roots- Rock chart with Kill These Blues. The band subsequently went on an extended hiatus when band leader Daniel Berkery stepped away from music.
In June 2016, the Oregonian, the largest Northwest newspaper and 19th largest daily in the country, considered the reuniting of Rose City Kings to be one of the top highlights of the Blues year. At the same time, the Cascade Blues Association hailed Rose City Kings as being Back and Better Than Ever.