Australian Duo Nominated for 3 Billboard Music Awards
(Nashville, TN) – Two-time GRAMMYÂ® award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY continues to reach new milestones with â€œGod Only Knows,â€ the latest single from the bandâ€™s critically acclaimed album burn the ships.Â The track hits #1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart, tying the hit single â€œjoy.â€ as their fastest rise to #1.Â â€œGod Only Knowsâ€ also hit #2 on Billboardâ€™s Hot Christian Songs, made up of streams, sales and radio airplay. Additionally, the track spent its sixth consecutive week at #1 on Australiaâ€™s TCM Top 30 chart and holds the top position on Canadaâ€™s CCR Chart. You can listen to â€œGod Only Knowsâ€ 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 â€œjoy.â€ 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 groupâ€™s most massive to date. In anticipation of Joel & Lukeâ€™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.Â 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 GRAMMYÂ® 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 albumâ€™s soaring GRAMMYÂ® nominated debut single, â€œjoy,â€ held the No. 1 spot for four consecutive weeks, marking the groupâ€™s highest debut on three Billboard charts. Their current single, â€œGod Only Knowsâ€ has reached #1 on the Billboard Audience chart and has accumulated 40 million global on-demand streams. This marks for KING & COUNTRYâ€™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 GRAMMYsÂ®, 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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