Southern Gospel Weekend

MGM

Creekside Gospel Music Convention

THE MARTINS Are STILL STANDING and Celebrating an All-new Release Following Tandem Jump

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 16, 2018 – 10:07 am -

THE MARTINS Are STILL STANDING and Celebrating an All-new Release Following Tandem Jump

THE MARTINS Are STILL STANDING and Celebrating an All-new Release Following Tandem Jump

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —On April 11th, recording artists The Martins joined the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Nashville list of tandem jumpers as the Army Golden Knights returned to middle Tennessee.  The multi-GRAMMY® and Dove-nominated trio took to the air together, rising to an altitude of around 12,500 feet above the earth and performed tandem jumps from their plane, falling at speeds in excess of 120 mph.

The siblings–Judy Martin Hess, Joyce Martin Sanders and Jonathan Martin–collectively known as The Martins, enjoyed smooth landings and found they were “still standing,” as they applauded the Army Golden Knights team and also announced their all-new studio recording entitled Still Standing (Gaither Music Group).

“One of the things that’s amazing to me is that we are still creating music that we love,” stated Joyce. “We are not tired of doing this; we love being together; and we still have the capability to communicate what we want to say and to see those things come together in a creative and inspiring way.  We are grateful to have recorded some good things in the past that we have loved singing. To still be able to record new music and be proud of it is exciting. It’s the same story…but a new chapter for us.”  

This new chapter, set to release worldwide on July 13th, showcases the soaring vocal stylings and impeccable blends that have transcended musical genres and garnered The Martins two GRAMMY® nominations and eight GMA DOVE Awards and made them a household name among Christian music enthusiasts.  Still Standing, produced by award-winning singer/musician/producer Gordon Mote, finds the group continuing to explore musically while maintaining the three-part harmonies that have taken them from the stages of Carnegie Hall to the White House.
“We have worked with Gordon for years–on stage, watching him do what he does,” described Joyce, “but working with him behind the board was completely different. He hears things we don’t hear—even the ‘Martin harmonies.’ We had to learn how to do those a little bit differently.  He would show us parts he wanted—still three parts and still tight, but he made them fresh and new.” 
“It’s always exciting to have something new to sing and new to say,” stated Judy.  “It doesn’t take away from the old, but it always feels good to be moving forward.”  
That “move forward” with Still Standing includes the uniquely-penned song “Beautiful,” written by Joyce, Kenna Turner West and Don Poythress.  “It was written from the perspective of me singing the first verse to Jonathan about Jonathan,” Joyce described. “Jonathan and I sing the second verse to Judy about her.  Judy sings the third verse to me about me.  We are singing it for other people but also to each other.  I knew that’s what I wanted to write, and I co-wrote it with Don and Kenna.  They understood my vision and helped me craft it perfectly.  It’s us singing our stories.  God has taken all of our valleys and turned them into something beautiful.  He is still using us.” 
“I think one of the reasons we are out here is to tell our story,” stated Judy.  “We want to let other people know that God is what they are looking for, whatever they are going through. He has the answers to all of our questions.  He has done so much for us. We are singing to each other about personal circumstances with the song ‘Beautiful.’  I’m so glad we recorded it. It’s not just a blanket statement. It’s our stories.” 
Jonathan’s story also seems to be captured with “Good,” a song written by Dave Barnes on which Jonathan is featured.  “God truly has been good to me,” he shared. “I am glad to have my children, my wife, my family and my sisters.  As I look at my life now as a husband, a son, father and brother, I can say that life has not always been easy; but it has been good. This song expresses what I’ve experienced better than I could have said it.   
“We need to be reminded that God’s hand has been in our lives in the twists and turns.  I think this recording will also remind listeners of that.  We want them to know that He uses everything for good and to develop the character of Christ in our lives.”  

The new recording follows the group’s recording A Cappella (Gaither Music Group), which received a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album, debuted at #2 on the Southern Gospel chart and landed at #17 on the Contemporary Christian Music chart according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Still Standing will be exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music and will available in the general marketplace and at retail and digital outlets worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, www.gaither.com and www.martinsonline.com.

The new recording will air as part of a special TV offer on RFD-TV, TBN, Gaither Television Network, PBS, DISH TV, DirecTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCT and TLN. It will air in Canada on Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle Channel and Hope TV.  It will be promoted via a social media campaign, positioned in retail/e-tail outlets everywhere, featured in the Gaither Catalog Collection and on the Gaither web site and aired on the “HOMECOMING Weekly” program on Sirius XM.

To see a video of The Martins during their skydive and hear the title song from the new release visit: https://www.facebook.com/Gaithermusic/videos/10155978366551187/

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


Tags: ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on THE MARTINS Are STILL STANDING and Celebrating an All-new Release Following Tandem Jump

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

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 4, 2018 – 8:55 am -

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

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -One of Christian music’s most popular recording artists will join the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Nashville list of tandem jumpers as the Army Golden Knights return to middle Tennessee April 10-13.

Multi-GRAMMY® and Dove-nominated recording artist The Martins, who hail from Hamburg, AR, will be among the jumpers this year. The jumps will be held each day at Outlaw Field in Clarksville, TN. Sisters, Judy Martin Hess, Joyce Martin Sanders and brother, Jonathan Martin, collectively known as The Martins, will be jumping on Wednesday, April 11. They’ll join the list of past tandem jumpers including: Darryl Worley, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler and members of Little Big Town.

“We have spent our entire lives together,” said Judy Martin Hess. “With only three years between us, we have always been close as siblings. While sharing a music career since we were children, we have literally accumulated a lifetime of memories. So it only makes perfect sense that we would jump out of an airplane together!”

Hess said she and her siblings were honored to be selected to be jumpers. They’ll be bringing many of their family members along with them to share in this special day. “The Golden Knights are a group of brave people who keep all of us safe every day by defending our country,” Hess shared. “We are eternally grateful for the sacrifices they make. Now we are putting our trust in them to give us an experience of a lifetime!”

“We’re excited to have one of the U.S. Army’s elite units back in the middle Tennessee area this year,” said Lt. Col. Kevin M. Polosky, commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Nashville. “Our event last year was quite successful, and we’re grateful to have another opportunity this year.” Polosky said jumpers were nominated by local Army recruiters. The jumpers are a diverse group of educators, entertainers, civic leaders and sports figures.

Last year, Christian performers Gary Chapman and Brandon Heath both jumped. They were so well-received the battalion reached out for a more traditional group. “We had initially hoped we could get one member of The Martins to jump,” Polosky said. “We quickly learned that The Martins are a package deal, and all three were willing to participate.”

Tandem jumpers are attached to an experienced Golden Knights’ jumper. The pair will exit the aircraft from up to one mile off the ground and then land on Clarksville’s Outlaw Field.

Jumps are made only after a bloc of training and time to familiarize with their jumper. Once tandem partners are fitted with their jump suits, they will board the aircraft. The tandem duos usually have a one-minute free fall before their parachutes are open. Upon landing, they are interviewed by Golden Knights’ personnel who will take video footage and still photographs of their jump.

Millions of people throughout the world come to see the Golden Knights each year at more than 100 demonstration sites across the nation and abroad. Demonstration teams can support events with two totally different shows staged at an altitude of 12,500 feet above the earth. Team members demonstrate the maneuverability of the human body while falling at speeds in excess of 120 mph.

United States Army Parachute Team was founded in 1959. By 1962, the team earned the nickname the “Golden Knights.” The color “Golden” signified the gold medals the team had won while “Knights” alluded to the team’s ambition to conquer the skies.


Tags: ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on GRAMMY-NOMINATED VOCAL GROUP THE MARTINS TO MAKE TANDEM JUMP WITH ARMY GOLDEN KNIGHTS

SGNScoops attends Gaither Christmas Homecoming

Written by Staff on December 10, 2016 – 3:28 pm -

Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016

Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016

The Gaither Christmas Homecoming Tour 2016 stopped in Nashville, TN at Lipscomb University on December 8th.

SGNScoops roving photojournalist, Craig Harris, was at the venue to capture every minute of excitement.

Many Gaither favorites were there including the Gaither Vocal Band, The Martins, The Isaacs, Buddy Greene, Landy and Joy Gardner and the Christ Church Choir, Russ Taff, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, Matthew Holt and Kevin Williams.

We hope you enjoy the many Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016faces of the Christmas Homecoming Tour 2016!

More About Bill Gaither

An avid fan of gospel quartets throughout his childhood, Bill founded his first group, The Bill Gaither Trio, in 1956, while he was a college student. He began teaching English in 1959 because his musical aspirations couldn’t support him full-time… yet. In 1962, Bill did one of the best things he has ever done. He married Gloria Sickal, who became the best writing partner Bill could have found anywhere. The couple spent the first five years of their married life juggling full-Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016time teaching jobs, writing, singing, recording and publishing until music became their full-time career in 1967.

The collaborations of Bill and Gloria have resulted in more than 700 popular gospel songs, including the hymnal standard “Because He Lives,” “The King Is Coming,” “Something Beautiful,” “He Touched Me,” “It Is Finished,” “There’s Something About That Name,” “Let’s Just Praise The Lord,” and “Loving God, Loving Each Other.” Bill and Gloria have collectively won eight Grammy Awards and more than a dozen nominations, and they have received more than two dozen Dove Awards from The Gospel Music Association, earning the title of Gospel Music Association’s “Songwriter of the Year” eight times.

After decades of unprecedented musical successes, Bill and Gloria still operate Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016their business from Bill’s hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, and they dwell in the same home in which they raised their family. They live a lifestyle focused on investing their resources into eternal things.

“Our calling is not just making music… but communicating the reality of Christ. That might mean birthing a song about Him or simply offering a cup of cold water to someone who needs it. Gloria and I have never claimed to have God figured out, but we do know that if He could use two imperfect people like us to communicate His Truth to the world, He can use everyone sitting in the audience, working on our staff or singing with us. If we have done anything right over the years, I hope we have built bridges where people could connect with God and with each other. Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016That is what started us writing and what will keep us going for the rest of our lives.”  [From Gaither.com December 10, 2016. http://gaither.com/artists/bill-gaither]

For more Gospel music news, click here.

 

 

Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016dsc_0800dsc_0566Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016dsc_0787Gaither Christmas Homecoming 2016

 


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on SGNScoops attends Gaither Christmas Homecoming

Tweet of the Day! The Martins

Written by scoopsnews on April 30, 2016 – 1:30 pm -

Tweet of the Day! The Martins

Tweet of the Day! The Martins

The Martins are The Tweet Of The Day

 


Tags:
Posted in artists | Comments Off on Tweet of the Day! The Martins

“Alive” at The Waffle House with Mark Lowry…..

Written by scoopsnews on April 14, 2016 – 7:44 pm -

image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Mark , Judy and Jonathan Live at The Waffle House tonight!

Prayers for safe travels guys to your date in Shipshewana, IN. from your friends at SGN Scoops….

 


Tags: ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on “Alive” at The Waffle House with Mark Lowry…..

LORETTA LYNN RANCH ANNOUNCES INITIAL PERFORMERS FOR THIRD ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on April 14, 2015 – 12:02 pm -

LORETTA LYNN RANCH ANNOUNCES INITIAL PERFORMERS FOR THIRD ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

LORETTA LYNN RANCH ANNOUNCES INITIAL PERFORMERS FOR THIRD ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Legendary Icon Welcomes Gospel Music’s Best to her Hurricane Mills, TN Ranch.

Martins, Goodman Revival, McKameys, Karen Peck & New River Among Others Announced as Initial Performers
Nashville, TN  – Initial performers for the 2015 Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival were announced today via SingingNews.com. Jeff Sneed, talent director for the festival, announced the first round of artists to include The Martins, Goodman Revival, the McKameys, Karen Peck & New River, Angie Primm, the Freemans, High Road, Dennis Swanberg and the Sneed Family. The 2015 Loretta Lynn Gospel Music Festival takes place September 12 & 13, 2015 at the legendary singer’s ranch in historic Hurricane Mills, TN.
“We’re extremely excited to announce the initial slate of performers,” said Jeff Sneed. “We are thrilled that Loretta has, once again, decided to welcome some of the best in Gospel music to her ranch!”
More performers will be announced at a later date.
For those arriving early on Friday night, September 11, 2015, there will be a special bon-fire and sing-a-long beginning at 8:00 PM
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN is the perfect destination for this amazing weekend of Gospel music. The full-service RV park features primitive camping, pools, canoeing, paddle boats and more. Guests can also tour Loretta’s plantation home, the Butcher Holler Home Place, and her brand-new 18,000 square foot “Coal Miner’s Daughter” museum.
Tickets are on sale now and more information can be found online at LorettaLynn.com or by calling the ranch at 931-296-7700.

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on LORETTA LYNN RANCH ANNOUNCES INITIAL PERFORMERS FOR THIRD ANNUAL GOSPEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Jason Crabb to appear at JACKSON SINGS THE GOSPEL

Written by Staff on March 10, 2015 – 12:40 pm -

jackson

Bill Bailey and Josh Franks present Jackson Sings The Gospel on July 15-18 in Jackson, TN.

Artists include: Mark Lowry, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, The Martins, Josh and Ashley Franks, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Jason Crabb, Triumphant Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Perrys, The Guardians, Ivan Parker, Gold City, Brian Free and Assurance, The McKameys, Karen Peck and New River, the Bowling Family, Michael English, The Nelons.

Tickets on sales now. For information go to Bill Bailey Concerts.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on Jason Crabb to appear at JACKSON SINGS THE GOSPEL

This Week on Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

Written by Staff on March 2, 2015 – 10:56 am -

unnamedThis week’s program on “Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright” features Part 3 of our interview with Adam Crabb and music from The Hoppers, Guy Penrod, The Martins, The Nelons, Woody & Vonnie Wright, The Collingsworth Family and MORE!

Tune-in to one of the stations listed on our site or listen online for an hour of great gospel music, inspiring ministry and fun with Woody Wright and D. Scott Kramer at:

http://GoodNewsMusicRadio.com/


Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on This Week on Good News Music Radio with Woody Wright

Trio Of The Year – 2014 Diamond Award Nominees

Written by Staff on October 3, 2014 – 6:49 am -

Diamond Awards 2014

Diamond Awards 2014

Creekside Gospel Music Convention is approaching quickly! The Diamond Awards are being held at Creekside Gospel Music Convention at Pigeon Forge on November 3rd through 6th. These Awards recognize the best in Southern, Country and Bluegrass Christian music and are hosted by SGNScoops digital magazine and Coastal Media Group.

The Diamond Awards have a long history of being a gala event with surprise guests, great music and an evening of worship. We urge you to reserve your FREE tickets HERE

SGN Scoops would like you to meet our top-five finalists for each category of the 2014 Diamond Awards.

Rob Patz with Karen Peck and New River

Rob Patz with Karen Peck and New River

Today’s category is the Trio Of The Year, defined as a traditional group with three-part harmony.

Last year, we were happy to award the Booth Brothers.

The 2014 Nominees for Trio Of The Year are:

Karen Peck and New River

Booth Brothers

The Martins

Greater Vision

Jeff and Sheri Easter

The Diamond Awards are swiftly approaching. Reserve your free tickets today!


Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in announcements, artists | Comments Off on Trio Of The Year – 2014 Diamond Award Nominees

THE MICHAEL ENGLISH SHOW PREMIERES ON TBN TONIGHT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 5, 2014 – 3:47 pm -

Michael English

Michael English

The Martins are the very special guests as TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network) premieres the brand-new edition of The Michael English Show tonight – September 5, 2014 – at 11:30 PM Pacific. 

 
The TBN original series will feature top Christian artists, authors and personalities mixed with interviews and music from the host, Michael English, as well as guests.
 
“I’m so excited for you to see this show,” comments English. “We had a great time taping them and I am very grateful to Jan Crouch and the entire TBN family for allowing me the opportunity to have this show.”
 
For more information on TBN, visit www.TBN.org.
 
For more information on Michael English, visit www.MichaelEnglishMusic.com, www.Facebook.com/MichaelEnglishMusic and Twitter @MEnglish001

Tags: , , ,
Posted in announcements | Comments Off on THE MICHAEL ENGLISH SHOW PREMIERES ON TBN TONIGHT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014