The family gospel trio “The Martins” will be realeasing their new album titled ‘Still Standing’ on 13th July 2018. This will be their 14th album.
Nearly 30 years into their music ministry, The Martins are still enjoying the experience of singing, recording and performing more than ever, but that doesn’t mean everything’s always been rosy for the eight-time Dove Award winners and double Grammy nominees. Just take a listen to the title track of their latest long player, which unveils revealing lines such as “been through the fire, been through the flood, battled the storms, walked through some mud, but thanks to the blood, they’re still standing.”
The Martins took the Southern Gospel world by storm in 1992 when Bill Gaither took the young trio under his wings and made them a part of his then ground breaking Homecoming videos and concert series. The group struck Southern Gospel gold with their impressive family-rooted harmonies and down-home personalities. Songs like “Out of His Great Love,” “Wherever You Are,” and “Grace” became staples on Gospel music radio.
In 1998, the group released Dream Big which found the siblings gaining new audiences across Inspirational and Adult Contemporary Christian radio with a very progressive sound, but still rooted in the country and Southern sounds the group was known for. Subsequent releases have found the group walking the line between the more uber-progressive sounds from the late 90s and early 00s to the more country based sounds of their early years.
StillStanding keeps the tradition strong with another batch of eloquently written tunes that feature striking vocal arrangements and memorable solos from the siblings three. Pianist extraordinaire Gordon Mote’s ear for arrangements and vocal harmonies make for solid production work, and probably the best the group has had since the mid-90s when Michael English and Michael Sykes were at the center of all the group’s recordings.