Siblings: Joyce, Jonathon & Judy
Newest recording: New Day / June 21 release
Newest single: "Unredeemed"
If someone had told The Martins-siblings Joyce, Jonathan and Judy-when they first began singing harmonies around their mother's piano bench around the ages of nine, seven and six that they would one day grace the halls of the White House, perhaps even they would not have believed it.
When Christian music icon Michael English heard these siblings, he knew there was something special to share. One evening, prior to a Homecoming event hosted by Bill and Gloria Gaither, English and comedian/singer/songwriter Mark Lowry pulled Gloria into a restroom so that she could hear The Martins sing.
That a cappella performance of the hymn "He Leadeth Me" began a chain of events that took The Martins to national success-new recordings with their label Spring Hill Music Group, consistent hit singles and a busy concert calendar of 200 dates annually. The Martins quickly became known for their unique musical styling, which continues unbound by genre definitions. They have achieved success at southern Gospel, inspirational and adult contemporary radio formats; and for many, they re-defined the description of southern Gospel music, adding hints of country and pop to their arrangements. For Christian music fans of the early 90s, the memories of three siblings from Hamburg, Ark., entering the music industry are fond, and the concerts and recordings that came as a result will forever be considered landmarks as a "new form" of music began-"Martin music."
- Southern Gospel Album of the Year: The Martins
- Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "Out of His Great Love"
- Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Wherever You Are
- Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "Only God Knows"
- Southern Gospel Album of the Year: Light Of The World
- Country Recorded Song of the Year: "Count Your Blessings"
- Inspirational Album of the Year: Above it All
- Southern Gospel Song of the Year: "The Promise"
- Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel, or Bluegrass Album of the Year: Light Of The World