Dove Award-winning performers and comedian make Huntington tour stop
Dove Award-winning recording artists The Martins, and Comedian Chonda Pierce will make a tour stop at 7:30 p.m. March 7 at Christ Temple Church, Huntington.The Martins have released their new recording, "New Day." During the 1990s, The Martins rose to national and international success, showcasing their distinctive harmonies before a vast array of audiences, from Bill Gaither's multi-award winning Homecoming Video and Concert Series to the White House to Carnegie Hall. During the years the trio has received six Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association, a Grammy nomination and multiple hit songs. In addition to the release of "New Day," Gaither Music Group released a DVD, titled "The Best Of The Martins," which captures some of the trio's most unforgettable highlights from the multi-platinum selling Gaither Homecoming Video Series. Television hostess Chonda Pierce has authored eight books and has ranked among Pollstar's top-selling live performers. She is a frequent guest on the Grand Ole Opry and has served as host of the Inspirational Country Music Awards and Christian Music Hall of Fame Awards, as well as co-host of the GMA Dove awards in 2012. She received five Daytime Emmy nominations for her work co-hosting "Aspiring Women," a talk show on the Total Living Network. She has appeared on "Life Today," "The Wanda Sykes Show," "The Mike Huckabee Show," as well as ABC's talk show, "The View." Her comedy is regularly featured on XM and Sirius satellite radio.