Family Trio’s A Cappella Harmonies Land Nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album


NASHVILLE, Tenn.—December 10th, 2014—The award-winning Martins were honored to receive a GRAMMY® nomination last Friday for A Cappella (Gaither Music Group) for Best Roots Gospel Album, which will be awarded at the 57th GRAMMY® Awards, to be held on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Produced by an all-star team of Michael English, Lari Goss, David Phelps and Matthew Holt, A Cappella marked the lauded trio’s first all-new, a cappella recording in more than a decade—a recording that debuted at #2 on the Southern Gospel chart and landed at #17 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart according to Nielsen Soundscan.

“We are thrilled!” exclaimed group member Joyce Martin Sanders. “This is a project near to our hearts, and it is so amazing that our peers love it and have honored us with this nomination.”

The project combines hymns the group has known since their childhoods (“Fairest Lord Jesus,” “Praise to the Lord”) and old “spirituals” (“When I Go Away”) with pop crossover songs (“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “The Prayer”) and even a little “Bob Marley style” mixed into an arrangement (“Three Little Birds”). It showcases Joyce, Jonathan and Judy’s impeccable blends and heralded abilities to transcend musical styles, appease their fan base and weave in some of their personal favorites.

A Cappella has received prime placement in retail outlets and continues to air as part of a special TV offer on Dish TV, DirecTV, AT&T Uverse, GaitherTV, TBN, RFD, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will also air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.

In addition to their own concert appearances, the trio is currently hitting stages alongside singer/songwriter/comedian Mark Lowry on the Music and Madness Tour. Additionally, they are featured on select Gaither concerts including the Gaither Christmas HOMECOMING Tour.

A Cappella, exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers worldwide including iTunes, Amazon and and

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Song Listing:

He’s Everything to Me
When I Go Away
Fairest Lord Jesus
Praise to the Lord
Shut De Do/Three Little Birds
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing/Fill My Cup, Lord/Spirit of the Living God
The Prayer
If We Ever Needed the Lord Before We Sure Do Need Him Now
You’ll Never Walk Alone

About The Martins

THE MARTINS, who grew up in Hamburg, AR, began singing when their mother gathered them around the piano in their rural home and taught them to sing a cappella. With four number one singles and four top ten singles in multiple Christian music formats and eight GMA DOVE Awards, the trio of siblings has come a long way from that family living room having made appearances at The White House, “The Grand Ole Opry,” the Ryman Auditorium, Dollywood, “The 700 Club,” TBN, the National Religious Broadcasters Convention, the Southern Baptist Convention and the National Quartet Convention. They are seen regularly on the Gaither HOMECOMING concerts and video series and have toured alongside some of Christian music’s most respected artists.