NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 17, 2021) – Award-winning artists Keith & Kristyn Getty received their 10th GMA Dove Award Nomination, this latest one in the “Inspirational Album of the Year” category for Evensong – Hymns and Lullabies at the Close of Day, the Billboard #1 selling album released during the 2020 Sing! Conference. The awards will be handed out on Friday, October 22 on TBN. The 2021 Sing! Conference will be held in Nashville September 13-15th; one of the world’s leading faith-based conferences. For more information on today’s leading modern hymn writers, please visit, or

Evensong – Hymns and Lullabies at the Close of Day features Keith & Kristyn Getty and guest artists such as Sandra McCracken, Skye Peterson, Vince Gill, Ellie Holcomb, Sierra Hull, Deborah Klemme, the Getty Girls and Heather Headley. The album debuted at their Sing! Global conference in 2020 – the largest conference for pastors and worship leaders in the world with an audience of over 40,000 people. Evensong is an ancient tradition pre-dating Christianity to Old Testament times, where families and others would sing through the day’s various challenges and sanctify the night.

Kristyn Getty said, “This is an honor for us, as always, to be recognized by our peers. The project became a very timely one as anxiety and loneliness were at much higher levels during the COVID 19 pandemic. It was a great privilege to get to share the project with other young mothers — Ellie, Sandra, Heather, and my dear friend Deborah. And, then of course to have Vince join us was a dream come true.”

Keith adds, “Kristyn turned 40 in 2020 and I had asked her what her dream gift would be. She immediately said that she wanted to capture the songs she sings to our girls every night. That was enough for us to get into the studio and record this album. We are grateful at how it has resonated with so many and has been so enthusiastically received.”

During the pandemic the Gettys also started a Family Hymn Sing which has more than 12 million views online, was televised by ECB TV, and became a BBC documentary this past April. After the first Family Hymn Sing on St. Patrick’s Day 2020, Fox News ran a story, and viewership grew by millions immediately. To say the “Hymn Sing” was a viral sensation, might be an understatement, but the Gettys vision to bring families together in song worked. With the release of Evensong, it debuted at #1 on the Children’s Billboard sales chart which knocked the juggernaut Frozen 2 soundtrack off its 42-week #1 perch. “Consider the Stars” was also used as the closing track with the Against the Tide movie.

It was 20 years ago that their first hymn, “In Christ Alone,” was released and now has the distinction of being one of the most widely sung songs in churches around the world in this millennium. It is fitting that this year’s Sing! Conference is titled “In Christ Alone.” The mission of this year’s conference is to offer restoration, gospel-centrality, and unity within the church.

About Getty Music
Getty Music exists to create and curate hymns for the 21st-century church. Our passion has always been to join rich theology, timeless artistry, and vibrant singing for the whole family of God in churches around the globe, and the work is expressed through multiple endeavors.

Getty Music Publishing, built initially on the catalogs of Keith and Kristyn Getty, is now home for a brand of hymns and a collective of songwriters who share the vision for richer congregational singing, including Matt Papa, Matt Boswell, Matt Merker, and Jordan Kauflin.

Getty Music is also deeply committed to educating the church. This includes the annual SING! Conference in Nashville, with more than 14,000 people attending its events in 2019 and over 100,000 watching online as well as other resources including new online initiative Getty Music Plus in both printed and digital form, to help churches throughout the world better prepare for worship each Sunday.

Getty Music Touring produces two major tours each year. The hymns tour is presented in churches and now arenas, while the Christmas tour plays iconic concert venues, including annual dates in The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.

Getty Music Label creates audio and video recordings by Keith and Kristyn Getty, Matt Boswell, and Matt Papa, the Sing! Live brand, the Getty Kids Hymnal as well as a number of new hymns related products, along with songbooks and sheet music to help churches sing. The label works in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group and with broadcasters and print publishers around the world from PBS and BBC to TBN.

Getty Music is actively committed to a global mission. In partnership with a range of mission agencies, they resource church leaders and provide scholarships for education in the majority world. They also organize an annual Global Hymn Sing, the first of which featured their reworking of the stirring missional anthem, “Facing a Task Unfinished.”

All of this serves the vision of encouraging deep believers through the songs they sing.



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