Eight-time Dove Award-winning siblings trio The Martins have enjoyed astonishing success and a dedicated fan-base around the world since the 1990s. In 2003, they decided to pursue solo projects but reunited in 2010 better than ever. Under the guidance of producer Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts), their reunion record, New Day, reminded everyone just how special the harmony of a family can be. On their latest record, that harmony between Joyce, Jonathan and Judy takes center stage. A Cappella, the first such release from the trio since 1996, does what every record of this nature does— strips away all the supporting structure of orchestration and instrumentation, leaving nothing but the voices, in full display.
“This new music is something that has challenged us beyond our expectations,” says Joyce. “We had to work harder than ever and strive for the excellence that we believe God expects from us.”
“A cappella music is the purest form of vocal music,” adds Jonathan. “It keeps you on your toes and makes you sing better. To perform it live you have to be on your ‘A game.’ To attempt it is humbling; to accomplish it is exciting and rewarding.”
Below, the trio visits WKRN, Nashville’s ABC affiliate, to talk music, life and all things A Cappella.