Behind the Music
See How These 5 Christmas Hymns Have Changed (and Stayed the Same) Over the Years
By Katie Clinebell
for KING & COUNTRY Reissues "A Drummer Boy Christmas," Adds "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
By Lindsay Williams
Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, recently took home their first Billboard Music Award for the duo’s 11-week No. 1 hit “God Only Knows.”
Earlier this year, they debuted their single “TOGETHER” (feat. Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly) on Good Morning America. “TOGETHER,” which is about the strength of unity in the face of adversity, went on to become a multi-week No. 1 hit single. Earlier in 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duo hosted the critically acclaimed live stream event “TOGETHER: A Night of Hope” to over 2.5 million viewers across all social media platforms.
After collaborating with renowned entertainer Dolly Parton to release a version of “God Only Knows” in 2019, the duo won two 2020 GRAMMY® awards. “God Only Knows” (with Dolly Parton) won in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category, and their 3rd studio album, burn the ships, won a GRAMMY® in the Contemporary Christian Music Album category.
for KING & COUNTRY graced the CMA stage to perform “God Only Knows” with the incomparable Dolly Parton at the CMA awards, and they performed their unique and powerful rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” at CMA Country Christmas, receiving national critical praise for both.
They have garnered seven No. 1 hits, ten Top 10 hits, six GRAMMY® nominations, five Billboard Music Award nominations, two American Music Award nominations, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and other high-profile events. National television performances include Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The View, CMA Awards, and CMA Country Christmas.
The duo’s burn the ships | world tour has SOLD-OUT over 40 shows across the world including the USA, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, and New Zealand. In total, for KING & COUNTRY has accumulated 1.1 billion on-demand streams.