Award-winning and current GMA Dove-award winners, Keith and Kristyn Getty of Getty Music, announce the release of their latest collection, Evensong (Hymns and Lullabies at the Close of Day), featuring 13 original hymns and lullabies. The project features guest appearances from Vince Gill, Heather Headley, Ellie Holcom, Sierra Hull, Deborah Kelmme, and Sandra McCracken.
Evensong is a dream project for Kristyn Getty. On turning 40, she and Keith decided that this project would be the way she would mark the year. First set in motion early in the year, the global pandemic meant that an album intended to bring comfort to homes at evening time was also recorded during a shelter at home season. Album producer Ben Shive was able to gather recordings from each musical collaborator and masterfully create a project fusing the Celtic, folk, bluegrass, classical, and Americana sound the Gettys have become known for around the world. The cover art was specially created by internationally renowned Irish artist Ross Wilson.
“These are lullabies and hymns we have sung to and for our own children,” says Kristyn Getty of her four daughters. “Singing God’s truth into both the more tender and vulnerable moments of the day has been a centerpiece of raising our own kids. I know I need true words spoken into my heart and mind to help de-clutter all that presses in upon me from day to day. I hope these songs help people dwell on the Lord and His promises; to release a burdened mind, to calm a restless heart and point us towards real peace in Christ.”
Recently, Getty Music received four nominations for the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards that will be handed out on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) Friday, October 30th:
TRACK LISTING FOR EVENSONG (Hymns and Lullabies at Close of Day):
Produced by: Ben Shive, Keith Getty, and Kristyn Getty
- Hush-a-by (Come unto Me and Rest)
- Sun of My Soul (Shine) – featuring Sarah McCracken
- Consider the Stars
- Softly and Tenderly – featuring Vince Gill, Ellie Holcomb, Sierra Hull, and Deborah Klemme
- Is He Worthy?
- Lily of the Valley
- His Eye Is on the Sparrow – featuring Heather Headley
- Jesus, Friend of Little Children
- The Lord Is in His Holy Temple
- My Heart Is Filled with Thankfulness
- Keep Letting the Light In
- Abide with Me