The modern hymns of Keith and Kristyn Getty continue to witness enthusiastic response and critical acclaim through the couple's concerts and recordings. The couple had two major performances last weekend, one at the Saturday Grand Ole Opry (with Ricky Skaggs) and the other at the packed house St. Patrick's Day concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The inspirational evening also featured performances from Ricky Skaggs, Buddy Greene, Ron Block (Alison Krauss and the Union Station), Rend Collective Experiment, and RUNA. Additionally, the Getty's current single, Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed, the first from their current album, Hymns for the Christian Life has reached #11 on Billboard's Soft AC chart this week.
"It was such a thrill to return to the Grand Ole Opry and to have our first full concert at the Ryman, all on St. Patrick's Day weekend," says Keith Getty. "The Ryman Auditorium has such a rich music history in so many genres of music that it's a thrill to be able to stand on that historic stage. Kristyn and I were deeply moved by the warm and enthusiastic response we received from the audience that evening, which made it a St Patrick's Day we'll never forget."
Up next for the busy couple will be a video shoot for the song, A Mother's Prayer that is also from their current project, Hymns for the Christian Life, and a live album taping at the upcoming National Conference of The Gospel Coalition in Orlando, FL, which will be released this summer. Keith and Kristyn will head to Ireland for a summer of songwriting and spending time with their families. When they return to the United States, the Gettys will embark on a Fall tour in support of Hymns for the Christian Life, and in November/December will launch their 3rd Annual Joy-An Irish Christmas Tour.