Family Trioâ€™s A Cappella Harmonies Land Nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album
NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€” The award-winning Martins were honored to receive a GRAMMYÂ® nomination last Friday for A Cappella (Gaither Music Group) for Best Roots Gospel Album, which will be awarded at the 57th GRAMMYÂ® 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 trioâ€™s first all-new, a cappella recording in more than a decadeâ€”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.
â€œWe are thrilled!â€ exclaimed group member Joyce Martin Sanders.Â â€œThis is a project near to our hearts, and it is so amazing that our peers love it and have honored us with this nomination.â€
The project combines hymns the group has known since their childhoods (â€œFairest Lord Jesus,â€ â€œPraise to the Lordâ€) and old â€œspiritualsâ€ (â€œWhen I Go Awayâ€) with pop crossover songs (â€œYouâ€™ll Never Walk Alone,â€ â€œThe Prayerâ€) and even a little â€œBob Marley styleâ€ mixed into an arrangement (â€œThree Little Birdsâ€).Â It showcases Joyce, Jonathan and Judyâ€™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.Â 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.Â Additionally, they are featured on select Gaither concerts including the Gaither Christmas HOMECOMING Tour.
A Cappella, exclusively distributed byÂ Capitol Christian Distribution, is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers worldwide includingÂ iTunes, AmazonÂ andÂ 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.