12 Dec Interview with Keith Getty
Whether you know it or not, you may have sung a song written by Keith Getty. CCLI has estimated that approximately 40 million people sing just one of those songs, “In Christ Alone” in church services globally each year. Listen in as Michael speaks with modern hymn-writer, Keith Getty.
About Keith Getty
Keith and Kristyn Getty occupy a unique space in the world of music today as preeminent modern hymn writers. In re-inventing the traditional hymn form, they have created a distinguished catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing genres by connecting the world of traditional and classical composition with contemporary and globally-accessible melodies.
These modern hymns are rooted in the traditions of Celtic and English hymnody handed down to the Northern Ireland-born couple and long-time writing partner, Stuart Townend. “In Christ Alone” (penned by Keith and Stuart, and recorded by Keith and Kristyn) echoes this heritage, holding the #1 position of most-frequently-sung in UK churches for the past 8 consecutive years. It was recently voted the #2 best-loved hymn of all time in the UK according to a BBC Songs of Praise national survey and among the top 5 hymns of all time by the UK Hymns Society. Another 54 hymns from the Getty’s canon are noted in the top 2,000 of that same CCLI list for the UK.