(Nashville, TN) â€“ Two-time GRAMMY award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY took home multiple awards last night at the K-LOVE Fan Awards hosted at Nashvilleâ€™s iconic Grand Ole Opry House. Through fan votes, for KING & COUNTRY was named Group of the Year, while their current smash hit â€œGod Only Knowsâ€ won Song of the Year honors. The seventh annual awards show will be broadcasted by TBN on Sunday, June 9 (9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific). Viewers can find their local TBN channel through the networkâ€™s Channel Finder HERE.
Joel Smallbone, one half of the duo, expressed his gratitude, and what â€œGod Only Knowsâ€ means to him in a profound and thoughtful Song of the Year acceptance speech: â€œAs so many writers and artists will attest, anytime you are able to share a song and it impacts people, it is really beautiful. This song, maybe more than any other in our career, has been more touching and overwhelming to the point of being challenging.Â With the music video, we wanted to show that an act of kindness can change the trajectory of someoneâ€™s life. The letters, responses, and the comments have brought me, on many days, to my knees. Because things like depression, losing a loved one, losing a child, suicide, chronic intense loneliness are very real. We live in a more connected society than we ever have in the history of the world, but yet it seems we are more disconnected than we ever have been. I believe that the two great common denominators are God and music. We have an opportunity to take this message around the world and that is our charge.â€
â€œGod Only Knowsâ€ spent its eighth week at the top of the Billboard Christian Airplay chart – extending the duoâ€™s longest reign atop the Billboard charts to date – and its ninth week leading the Mediabase Christian Audience chart. The gripping and emotive music video for â€œGod Only Knowsâ€ has been viewed over 23 million times, and you can watch the video HERE.
for KING & COUNTRY recently announced the burn the ships | world tour: North America, which will see the duo bring the bow of the proverbial â€œshipâ€ to life with a thrilling new stage and lighting setup. They have sold out 22 shows on their burn the ships | world tour thus far, including the famed Sydney Opera House in their homeland of Australia. To purchase tickets and to find more information about for KING & COUNTRYâ€™s upcoming tour, click HERE.
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, increasing the duoâ€™s career on demand streams to 575 million. 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, a successful 60-date arena tour, and a world tour that has so far produced 22 sold out dates. 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.