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Gaither Music Group Recording Artists THE ISAACS and THE MARTINS Celebrate 2019 GRAMMY® Nods for Best Roots Gospel Album

Written by Staff on December 13, 2018 – 5:41 pm -

The Martin’s nominated for a Grammy

Gaither Music Group Recording Artists The Isaacs and The Martins Celebrate 2019 GRAMMY® Nods for Best Roots Gospel Album


The Isaacs Set to Release All-new Recording of Classic FavoritesLabel’s Award-winning Family Groups Rise to the Top of This Year’s Best Roots Gospel Category

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—December 12th, 2018—Award-winning Gaither Music Group recording artists The Martins and The Isaacs each garnered a 2019 GRAMMY® nod last week forBest Roots Gospel Album, according to Friday’s announcement of nominations by The Recording Academy. Two of the most recognized groups on the Gaither HOMECOMING Video Series, these two families’ impeccable harmonies have transcended musical stylings and graced platforms around the world for decades.

Siblings Judy Martin Hess, Joyce Martin Sanders and Jonathan Martin–collectively known as The Martins–were honored for their 2018 recording Still Standing.  Produced by award-winning singer/musician/producer and fellow 2019 nominee Gordon Mote, the 11-song release finds the group continuing to explore musically while maintaining the unmistakable, three-part harmonies that have taken them from the stages of Carnegie Hall to the White House.  The trio’s unprecedented blends have defied musical boundaries and garnered two previous GRAMMY® nominations and eight GMA DOVE Awards and made them a household name among Christian music enthusiasts.

GRAMMY-NOMINATED VOCAL GROUP THE MARTINS TO MAKE TANDEM JUMP WITH ARMY GOLDEN KNIGHTS

GRAMMY-NOMINATED VOCAL GROUP THE MARTINS

“We are beyond excited about this nomination,” stated Joyce.  “We have been singing and recording all of our lives, and we are still creating music that we love.  To still be able to record new music and be proud of it is exciting. To have the Academy members receive it in this way is simply incredible.  We love singing together, and we are grateful for this honor.”

Singing together runs in the family at the home of The Isaacs, one of gospel music’s most respected and awarded artists.  Siblings Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Becky Isaacs Bowman and Ben Isaacs, along with their mother, Lily Isaacs, have been honored for their current recording Favorites: Revisited by Request, a re-recording of some of their classic hits and most-requested songs.  The release features the intricate, family harmonies that have made them a fan favorite among gospel, bluegrass, folk and country music lovers and led them to performances on some of the world’s most-celebrated stages.  In addition to their own accolades, they have performed and recorded with such legends as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry and many more.

“We are overjoyed to learn of the 2019 GRAMMY® nomination for our latest album in the Roots Gospel Album category!”  said Sonya Isaacs Yeary.  “After performing this collection of songs for over 20 years, we went back into the studio and re-recorded them the way we sound today.  Songs develop the more you sing them, and we enjoyed revisiting these songs that were some of the first ever heard by The Isaacs.   This nomination confirms our feeling that some older songs deserve to be heard by new generations.   Our heartfelt thanks to the voters and to the Recording Academy!”

The Year Of Jubilee: A Conversation with Lily Isaacs of the Isaacs

Isaacs

The Isaacs and The Martins are seen regularly on numerous TV networks including Dish TV, DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, PBS, GaitherTV, TBN, FamilyNet, CTN, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, RFD, TCT and TLN.  The campaign will also air in Canada on Vision TV, The Miracle Channel, Grace TV and CTS.

For a sample of The Martins’ Still Standingvisit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR_MoWkTUOY

 

To hear the opening a cappella song from The Isaacs’ Favorites: Revisited by Request visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfeSl1m5MZw&list=PLod2LsGiNtV8v2MZw5DT2a5P0TtI2RS6M

Favorites:  Revisited by Request and Still Standing are distributed through Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and are available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers including iTunes, Amazon andwww.gaither.com.

To keep up with the latest happenings with The Martins, visitwww.martinsonline.com, connect with them at facebook.com/martinsonline or follow them on Twitter: @martinsonline.

For further information regarding The Isaacs, visit www.theisaacs.com orhttps://www.facebook.com/TheIsaacs/.

For further information, please visit www.gaither.com or connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gaithermusic or on Twitter: @gaithermusic.

The 61st Annual GRAMMY® Awards ceremony will be held on February 10, 2019, at Staples Center, Los Angeles. The ceremony will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.

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, eight GMA DOVE Awards and three GRAMMY® nominations, 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 Video Series and concerts and have toured worldwide alongside some of Christian music’s most respected artists.

ABOUT THE ISAACS

The Isaacs is a multi-award-winning family group that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation, winning the praise of critics and the loyalty of audiences all over the world. The group, known for their hair-raising blends, perform frequently at The Grand Ole Opry and are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming Video and Concert Series. The group has received honors and nominations from organizations ranging from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and the Inspirational Country Music Awards (ICMAs) to The Singing News Fan Awards and the GMA DOVE Awards. They have performed with legendary performers such as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry and many more.

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Gaither Music Group Celebrates Three 2015 GMA DOVE Award Wins

Written by Staff on October 15, 2015 – 10:35 am -

Gaither Vocal Band

Gaither Vocal Band

Label’s Artists Take Home 2015 Honors for Southern Gospel Artist of the Year, Country Song of the Year and Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year

Label Line-up Gives Stirring Show Performances
NASHVILLE, Tenn–October 15th, 2015—The Gaither Music Group roster of artists took home three 2015 GMA DOVE Awards during Tuesday night’s ceremony held at Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gospel Music Hall of Fame members and GRAMMY® Award winners the Gaither Vocal Band were awarded Southern Gospel Artist of the Year. Group member Adam Crabb, who accepted the award on behalf of the group, stated, “What an honor to accept this! To be here receiving this as a part of this group is unreal to me. I am living the dream I had as a child, singing with one of my all-time favorite groups—the Gaither Vocal Band. I am grateful to Bill [Gaither] for giving me the opportunity to join this group, and we appreciate the GMA honoring us in this way.”

 

Bill Gaither

Bill Gaither

The group’s founder and bass singer, gospel music legend Bill Gaither joined Christian music artist Matt Maher for the awards program to perform “Because He Lives (Amen).” Penned by Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Ed Cash, Gloria Gaither, Jason Ingram, Matt Maher and Bill Gaither, the song was awarded Praise and Worship Song of the Year.
Also nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY® Award, the Gaither Vocal Band has garnered five GRAMMY® nominations, two GRAMMY® Awards and 18 GMA DOVE Awards to date.
Country music icons and Gospel Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys took home the award for Country Song of the Year for their recent country single, “Sweet Jesus,” an original song penned for them by country music star Merle Haggard, who joined the group for the recording of the song. The award-winning tune is a part of the group’s Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites recording, a 15-song project produced by Ben Isaacs and group member Duane Allen.

 

Gospel and Country Music Icons The Oak Ridge Boys Honored with Two 2015 GMA DOVE Award Nominations

Gospel and Country Music Icons The Oak Ridge Boys

“To win a coveted DOVE Award is a chilling experience,” stated Allen. “However, to share this with Merle Haggard is beyond words. Thank you, Gospel Music Association, for choosing ‘Sweet Jesus’ as the Country Song of the Year!”
“It as an honor to be a small part of this legendary performance,” stated Isaacs. “I have been a fan of both The Oak Ridge Boys and Merle Haggard for years. I knew it was special when we recorded it. Now I know I’m not the only one who feels that way.”
The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000, and they have garnered ten GMA DOVE Awards and five GRAMMY® Awards.
Country Music Hall of Famers Alabama Top Charts This Week with All-New DVD ReleaseCountry music legends Alabama received the 2015 DOVE Award for Bluegrass/Country Album of the Year for Angels Among Us, Hymns & Gospel Favorites, produced by group members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen. This marked the band’s first DOVE Award and 178th career award.
“I am so happy for these country music icons, who are still breaking new ground,” stated Bill Gaither. “May their first DOVE Award for Angels Among Us be just the beginning of more exciting days ahead for Alabama.”
The release, along with its DVD companion featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with Gaither, have been seen on 15 TV networks including PBS, RFD, TBN, DirecTV, DISH TV and AT&T U-verse. These two-time GRAMMY® Award winners have sold more than 73 million albums and singles and achieved 43 No. 1 songs, and they are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Martins A CappellaGRAMMY®-nominated and multi-DOVE Award-winning family trio The Martins (Joyce Martin Sanders, Jonathan Martin and Judy Martin Hess) performed a cappella alongside singer/songwriter/comedian Mark Lowry. The packed audience rose to its feet following their unique rendition of “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” found on Lowry’s new solo recording How We Love (Spring Hill Music).
The Martins have garnered four number one singles and four top ten singles in multiple Christian music formats in addition to eight GMA DOVE Awards. A GRAMMY® and GMA DOVE Award winner, Lowry was inducted this year into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

 

Isaacs

Isaacs

The award-winning Isaacs (Sonya Isaacs Yeary, Rebecca Isaacs Bowman, Ben Isaacs and Lily Isaacs) gave a special performance alongside contemporary Gospel singer Erica Campbell, who co-hosted this year’s ceremony. The family formed an acoustic band around Campbell and added background vocals to her hit “A Little More Jesus,” creating a riveting performance that ignited the crowd.
Gaither Music Group projects are exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music.


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The Award-winning Martins Receive GRAMMY® Nomination

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 10, 2014 – 11:24 pm -

Martins

Martins

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— 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 www.gaither.com and www.martinsonline.com.

Media interested in obtaining a complete digital press kit, including downloadable mp3 files of interview clips and songs included on the recording, may visit www.martinsonline.com.

To keep up with the latest happenings with The Martins, visit www.martinsonline.com, connect with them at facebook.com/martinsonline or follow them on Twitter: @martinsonline.


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Gospel Music Today For October 13 On SGNScoops.com

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 13, 2014 – 8:24 am -

Gospel Music Today October 13

Gospel Music Today October 13

The Martins are the guests on Gospel Music Today for the week of October 12. Ken and Jean Grady host southern gospel news and concert updates. The Feature Group is The Lunas, and Jean reviews a new recording by New Road. An article by Pat Barker entitled “Where Are They Now?” is the subject of this week’s Singing News Notes. The show features singing by Three Bridges, exclusive video of Jeff and Sheri Easter, recorded by Gospel Music Today’s cameras at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, and a visit to the Gospel Music Today Archives for an exclusive concert video of The Lesters at the Southern Gospel Worship Gathering, in Broken Arrow, OK, including an exciting interview with Brian Lester and Gene Reasoner.  In the news headlines this week are The Kingsmen, Karen Peck, Bev McCann, the Steeles, Paul Heil, Eddie Crook and Claude Hopper.

The show is on KWHB TV47 in Oklahoma every Sunday at 4:30 PM, and on Roku on FFE TV Monday at 8:00 PM and AllNations TV Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Check local TV schedule for Beaumont, TX, Tyler, TX. Atlanta, TX, and Morrilton, AR. The current edition of Gospel Music Today is online now at the Gospel Music Today website, www.gospelmusictoday.com.


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The Martins Celebrate Street Week of All-NEW A Cappella Release

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 5, 2014 – 9:48 am -

Martins A CappellaNASHVILLE, Tenn.-June 5th, 2014 – Popular GRAMMY®-nominated and eight-time GMA DOVE Award-winning recording artists The Martins are celebrating their all-NEW release, A Cappella which debuted at #2 on the Southern Gospel chart this week and landed at #17 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart according to Nielsen Soundscan.

It has been nearly two decades since The Martins released their first a cappella CD; and as the multi-talented group celebrates the release of their latest A Cappella recording, which has received glowing reviews, the family sat down with radio host Daniel Britt to discuss the new endeavor. The Martins will be featured on the next two broadcasts of SirusXM’s “Daniel Britt & Friends” during the weeks of June 16th and June 23rd. These broadcasts will feature an intimate interview with Joyce, Jonathan and Judy, who talk about the making of the recording, allowing listeners the opportunity to catch up on the latest happenings with The Martins.
The one-hour program will air three different times over the next two weeks on SiriusXM Radio. The trio will be featured at 7pm (eastern) on Monday, June 16th & 23rd, as well as at 10pm (eastern) on Thursday, June 19th & 26th, and at 12 noon (eastern) on Saturday, June 21st and June 28th.
A Cappella, from Gaither Music Group, has been much anticipated from these siblings recognized throughout Christian music for their intense family harmonies and a cappella masterpieces. Distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution, the release is available now at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon and www.gaither.com and www.martinsline.com.
Tune into “Daniel Britt & Friends” during the weeks of June 16th & 23rd to hear the very latest from The Martins.
Connect with The Martins at www.martinsonline.com; visit them at facebook.com/martinsonline; or follow them on Twitter: @martinsonline.


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Jason Crabb Hosts Harmony Honors

Written by SGN Scoops on July 13, 2011 – 10:08 am -

Jason Crabb hosts Harmony Honors featuring the Bowling Family, Triumphant Quartet, Martins, Karen Peck & New River, Legacy Five, Nelons, Jeff & Sheri Easter, and The Hoppers.  Harmony Honors will be held on Monday, July 18 at 7:00 at TBN  1 Music Village BLVD Hendersonville, TN 37075. Admission is free.


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