Australian Duo Nominated for 3 Billboard Music Awards
(Nashville, TN) – Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY continues to reach new milestones with “God Only Knows,” the latest single from the band’s critically acclaimed album burn the ships. The track hits #1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart, tying the hit single “joy.” as their fastest rise to #1. “God Only Knows” also hit #2 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs, made up of streams, sales and radio airplay. Additionally, the track spent its sixth consecutive week at #1 on Australia’s TCM Top 30 chart and holds the top position on Canada’s CCR Chart. You can listen to “God Only Knows” HERE and watch the acclaimed music video, which has garnered over 18 million views, HERE.
It was announced last Wednesday that for KING & COUNTRY received 3 Billboard Music Award nominations for Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for burn the ships, and Top Christian Song for the colossal hit single “joy.” This is the first time ever that for KING & COUNTRY has been nominated for a Billboard Music Award.
The duo is currently enjoying great success on the burn the ships | world tour 2019, the group’s most massive to date. In anticipation of Joel & Luke’s first major trek in their homeland of Australia, the duo SOLD OUT their scheduled performances in Sydney at the famed Sydney Opera House, Brisbane, and Melbourne, forcing a second show to be added to each stop. The world tour has already produced 18 SOLD OUT dates in New Zealand, Australia, and North America, and will wrap on April 20th in Beaumont, TX. For all upcoming tour dates, please visit www.forkingandcountry.com.
About for KING & COUNTRY
Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY is comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone. October 2018 saw the release of their much anticipated third studio album burn the ships, a sweeping musical landscape that explores themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, hope, and love, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album’s soaring GRAMMY® nominated debut single, “joy,” held the No. 1 spot for four consecutive weeks, marking the group’s highest debut on three Billboard charts. Their current single, “God Only Knows” has reached #1 on the Billboard Audience chart and has accumulated 40 million global on-demand streams. This marks for KING & COUNTRY’s fastest rise to No. 1 to date. To kick off 2019, Joel & Luke launched Part I of their burn the ships | world tour, performing in their Australian homeland for the very first time and selling out every show, including the iconic Sydney Opera House. Their previous album, the gold-certified RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. debuted at No. 1 on iTunes, and produced two GRAMMYs®, four Dove Awards, and a hugely successful 60-date arena tour. They have garnered five No. 1 hits, nine Top 10 hits, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and other high-profile events, including performances on The Tonight Show, Today Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! In October 2016, the Smallbone brothers released the indie film inspired by their No. 1 hit of the same name, Priceless, about human trafficking.
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