Benchmark family blends and intricate arrangements on all-new songs of God's goodness.
Mercy Come In
Days Like This
Smell Of Smoke
Heal The Wound
Wherever You Are
Release Date: July 13, 2018.
MARTINS - Still Standing
The Martins have been fan favorites in Southern Gospel music for years now, and the siblings--Judy Martin Hess, Joyce Martin Sanders and Jonathan Martin--are happy to release their all-new studio recording entitled “Still Standing.”
“One of the things that's amazing to me is that we are still creating music that we love,” stated Joyce. “We are not tired of doing this; we love being together and we still have the capability to communicate what we want to say and to see those things come together in a creative and inspiring way. We are grateful to have recorded some good things in the past that we have loved singing. To still be able to record new music and be proud of it is exciting. It's the same story…but a new chapter for us.”
This new chapter showcases the soaring vocal stylings and impeccable blends that have transcended musical genres and garnered The Martins two Grammy nominations and eight GMA Dove Awards and made them a household name among Christian music enthusiasts. “Still Standing,” produced by award-winning singer/musician/producer Gordon Mote, finds the group continuing to explore musically while maintaining the three-part harmonies that have taken them from the stages of Carnegie Hall to the White House.
“It's always exciting to have something new to sing and new to say,” stated Judy. “It doesn't take away from the old, but it always feels good to be moving forward.” That “move forward” with Still Standing includes the uniquely-penned song “Beautiful,” written by Joyce, Kenna Turner West and Don Poythress. “It was written from the perspective of me singing the first verse to Jonathan about Jonathan,” Joyce described. “Jonathan and I sing the second verse to Judy about her. Judy sings the third verse to me about me. We are singing it for other people but also to each other. ... It's us singing our stories. God has taken all of our valleys and turned them into something beautiful. He is still using us.”