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The Martins "A Cappella" Earns Grammy Nomination
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In December, the award-winning Martins were honored to receive a Grammy nomination for A Cappella (Gaither Music Group) for Best Roots Gospel Album, which will be awarded at the 57th Grammy Awards, to be held Sunday, February 8, 2015, in Los Angeles, California.

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 No. 2 on the Southern Gospel chart and landed at No. 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”). The album showcases the impeccable harmonies of Joyce, Jonathan and Judy, as well as their ability to transcend musical styles.

In addition to their own concert appearances and appearances at select Gaither Homecoming events, the trio is currently hitting stages alongside singer/songwriter/comedian Mark Lowry on the Music and Madness Tour.

A Cappella is available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers worldwide including,  iTunes and Amazon.