NASHVILLE, Tenn.â€” Acclaimed Irish modern hymn writers and recording artists Keith & Kristyn Getty made their debut on one of the worldâ€™s most prestigious stages, Nashvilleâ€™s Grand Ole Opry, on Saturday.Â Invited by Grammy-winning country legend Ricky Skaggs, the Gettys shared their signature hymn, â€œIn Christ Alone,â€ as well as â€œWhen Trials Come,â€ which concluded with a rousing Irish/bluegrass reel featuring Skaggs on mandolin.
Performing during segments hosted by Skaggs on the Opryâ€™s live broadcast, which is seen and heard around the world, Keith & Kristyn Getty were also joined by band members Patrick D’Arcy and Deborah Klemme, as well as acclaimed fiddler Andy Leftwich of Kentucky Thunder.Â Saturdayâ€™s Opry line-up featured such renowned artists as Patty Loveless, Bill Anderson, The Whites and Crystal Gayle, among others.
Penned by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, â€œIn Christ Aloneâ€ is a modern classic that has been recorded by numerous artists and is sung in churches around the globe.Â Keith & Kristyn Gettyâ€™s stateside recordings include In Christ Alone, Awaken The Dawn and 2011â€™s Joy â€“ An Irish Christmas.Â They have shared their music at Franklin Graham crusades, the GMA Dove Awards, and performances at Londonâ€™s Royal Albert Hall, among other noted platforms and international tours.Â The couple’s most recent tour, “Joy – An Irish Christmas,” played to multiple sold-out venues across the country, including Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Photo: Pictured onstage at the Grand Ole Opry (l-r): Patrick Dâ€™Arcy, Keith Getty,
Ricky Skaggs, Kristyn Getty (2012 Copyright Grand Ole Opry, Photo: Chris Hollo)