Multi-Dove Award-winning and multi-Grammy-nominated trio The Martins will be featured in Benson on June 23, as the musical family comes to the 98th annual State Singing Convention. This group will be featured during a musical event beginning at 7 p.m.
Siblings, Judy, Jonathan and Joyce Martin, who grew up in rural Hamburg, Ark., have enjoyed countless radio hits and performances on stages at such locations as The Grand Ole Opry and The White House, as well as concert halls, auditoriums and churches nationwide. During the 1990s, The Martins rose to national and international success, showcasing their stunning and distinctive harmonies before a vast array of audiences, from Bill Gaither’s multi-award winning “Homecoming Video and Concert Series” to the White House to Carnegie Hall. Over the years the trio garnered eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, a Grammy nomination and multiple hit songs.
After nearly a decade of pursuing individual music careers, the trio reunited in 2010 and released their first new recording in 10 years, “New Day,” produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts).
In 2014, The Martins joined renown arranger Lari Goss and longtime friends and producers, Michael English, David Phelps and Matthew Holt to record a new a cappella hymns project. The recording, simply titled “A Cappella” was released in May of 2014. The recording earned the group a Grammy nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album, as well as the Dove Award nomination for Inspirational Album of the Year from the Gospel Music Association.
Most recently, The Martins returned to the recording studio with multi-award winning producer, arranger and musician, Gordon Mote. The recording, titled “Still Standing,” is set to be released on July 13.
The Martins will share their trademark harmonies at the State Annual Singing Convention. Complete information may be obtained about this event by calling 919-662-9232 or visiting www.martinsonline.com.