Sing! 2018 Press Release

More than 7,500 to Attend Second Annual

Getty Music Worship Conference - Sing!

On Reforming and Encouraging Congregational Worship

Speakers to Focus on Deepening Biblical Understanding,

Creative Vision for Congregational Singing

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 24, 2018—The second annual “Getty Music Worship Conference-Sing!” on theology, artistry and congregational worship will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

More than 7,500 are expected to attend this three-day event, organized by preeminent modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, widely known for compositions such as “In Christ Alone” and “The Lord is My Salvation.”

Registration is available online and a special offer for media interested in attending the conference is available by contacting Elizabeth Bristow at press@gettymusic.com.

Throughout the event, attendees will be given opportunities to reflect on ways to experience a deeper, more dynamic view of rich theology, vibrant artistry and mission in congregational singing. This year’s theme will focus on the Psalms and ways they shape personal prayer, public worship life, inspire beauty and truth and point to Christ and eternity.

In addition to Keith and Kristyn Getty, the event will feature more than 50 dynamic speakers and artists from diverse traditions including:

  • Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor of Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio; Bible teacher at Truth for Life

  • David Platt, Founder, Radical Ministries; Author of best selling book, “Radical”

  • John MacAurthur, Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, Calif.; President, Grace to You

  • John Piper, Founder and Teacher, Desiring God, Author of best selling books

  • Timothy Keller (by video) Founding Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, N.Y., Author of “The Reason for God”

  • Nancy Guthrie, Host of Help Me Teach the Bible podcast; Contributor to The Gospel Coalition

  • Trip Lee, Hip-hop artist, Author of “The Good Life”; Founder of Built to Brag in Atlanta, Ga., Speaker at Christian conferences and events

  • J.D. Greear, President, Southern Baptist Convention; Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

The conference will also feature a rotation of three concerts at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 10. In addition to the Getty’s, guest artists who are speaking at the Sing! conference and participating in the Ryman concerts include:  

  • Stuart Townend, Songwriter, Musician, Worship Leader

  • Laura Story, GRAMMY Award Songwriter and Singer known for her chart-topping song, “Blessings”

  • John Patitucci, American Jazz Bassist and Composer

  • David Kim, Concertmaster, Philadelphia Orchestra

  • Sandra McCracken, Songwriter, Modern-Hymn Writer

  • Shane & Shane, Worship Leaders, Co-Founders of “The Worship Initiative”  

  • Phil Keaggy, Guitarist and Vocalist, Recipient of multiple GMA Dove Awards  

Commenting on the Sing! 2018 Conference, Keith Getty said:

“How and what we sing affects how we live. Singing is a key intellectual foundation to how we think, feel and pray. It shapes the moment-by-moment decisions we make that forge our character, our witness, our legacy and ultimately, all for which we’ll one day stand before God to give account. That’s why I’m so excited about what’s going to happen at this year’s Sing! 2018 Conference.
“This year, we will focus on ways the Psalms give us an authentic and big picture view of the Bible. The Psalms help illustrate the importance of God’s people singing and help us have a better understanding of our faith. We will hear from top Christian pastors and leaders on ways we can deepen our faith by singing together for the Gospel.”

During the first annual 2017 Sing! Conference, 110 countries were represented in the live stream audience and it was the third largest live-stream event in LifeWay history.

The Sing! Conference gratefully acknowledges the support and sponsorship of Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM), the nation’s original health cost-sharing ministry providing compassionate, faith-based healthcare cost solutions for Christians in all 50 states and around the world.

CHM president and CEO, Rev. Dr. Howard S. Russell, says,

“We don’t want to just be a sponsor; we want to be a partner in spreading the message. There is a strong relationship between spiritual and physical health, and we believe that the Sing! conference is uniquely able to help encourage both, in individuals, in families and in congregations of believers.”

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About Keith and Kristyn 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 are creating and cultivating a catalogue of songs teaching Christian doctrine and crossing the genres of traditional, classical, folk and contemporary composition which are sung the world over. In 2017, Keith Getty was made an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to "music and modern hymn writing," marking the first time the award had been given to an individual involved in the world of contemporary church music. Keith and Kristyn Getty are the authors of “Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church,” published in 2017 by B&H Publishing Group.

About CHM: Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM) enables its hundreds of thousands of members to participate biblically, affordably and compassionately in paying each other’s medical bills. A nonprofit organization, CHM began in 1981 and is America’s original Christian health cost sharing ministry. CHM enables its 21st century Christian members to live the Book of Acts example of first century Christians sharing to meet each other’s needs—spiritually and financially—through some of life’s most challenging circumstances. CHM is an eligible option under the Affordable Care Act; is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity; is the only health cost sharing ministry heard on The Dave Ramsey show; and its members have shared over $3 billion in each other’s medical bills. The CHM website is www.chministries.org.

To request an interview with Keith Getty and/or other Sing! Conference speakers, contact Elizabeth Bristow by email at press@gettymusic.com or call 931-200-7375

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Scott Revo