Glory Train John 3:16
'When God calls,' Martha Daughtrey explains, 'You better listen!' Martha began singing at a very young age with her grandparents 'The Happy Hartleys,' but stopped singing many years ago after her grandmother was killed in an automobile accident. Born Martha Hartley, she is the daughter of William Bryant Hartely and Allie Burns Hartley. Martha graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, married Maybon Daughtrey, and has been living with her husband and mother in Coffeeville for over 17 years. Martha always enjoyed writing poetry. She says she was a bit bashful, but believe me, she's gotten over being bashful. The Lord has given this lady abeautiful singing voice, an inspirational spirit, and she is 'on fire for the Lord!' 'Mrs. Sandra Dunagan put one of my first poems to music and things have really progressed from there,' Martha explained. My husband had faith in my singing so we when Dr. Jimmy Fowler's Talent Scouts came into town, I auditioned for them. One week later I was in Branson, Missouri on the stage for Star Seekers. This was in April of 2002. I progressed and in a matter of weeks I was in Nashville, TN doing more shows,' Martha said, 'I won a free $26,000 recording session, and I was moving up the ladder. I was chosen by the Southstar Creative Group to appear on Grand Command for a video and I was asked to do a PAX television show, which aired on July 5, 2003, representing the State of Alabama. On my way home I wrote a song. ' I'm An Alabama Girl,' which I performed on PAX.' Martha recorded this song in Butler, Alabama at the Rec Room Studio, owned by Franklin Boney. Now, do not get her talking about how much she loves Franklin. Her exact words were, 'I love me some Franklin Boney too! They play my songs on the Mutt and Mose Gospel Hour and I thank them for doing that!' Martha has two labels, Southstar Devotional/BMI and Rompin/BMI, both of Nashville, Tennessee. Twenty percent of the earnings from the sale of two CDs, 'No boundary' and 'Gospel Country' is donated to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation to help pay the expense for children with cerebral palsy and head injuries to attend Camp Adventure, a summer camp in Citronelle, Alabama. This past year she was able to help send one hundred and thirty children to camp. Martha has just finished her third CD, 'Oh Lord, I'm Going Home.' Her songs can be heard on the Mutt and Mose Gospel Show. For thirty years this lady did not sing. One night in 2002 she had a dream. Martha calls it, 'Her message from the Lord.' He told her to 'Use your talent or lose it!' She listened to the Lord, got up, and got busy! She now enjoys singing and writing songs. Martha attends the Talahatta CME Church in the Cambell community. Her pastor is Rev. Wille Woodard. She is also involved through the church in the CCC - Campbell Community Choir. 'We go sing where God opens a door for us,' Mrs. Daughtrey said. Martha and her husband have 7 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.