POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Dec 05, 2013
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Dec 05, 2013
Kevin Davis at NewReleaseTuesday.com recently interviewed Luke for some inside information on for KING & COUNTRY's "Baby Boy". Luke talks about this hit, original Christmas song, and the lyrical and spiritual inspiration behind it. Read the article here: http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/article.php?article_id=1226... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Dec 05, 2013
Tune in this morning (Thursday, 12/5)! for KING & COUNTRY will perform “Angels We Have Heard on High” on CBN’s “The 700 Club” at 9am ET/CT. Check your local listings for more information.... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Nov 19, 2013
Just in time for the holiday season, for KING & COUNTRY has released a brand new Christmas EP titled "Into the Silent Night - The EP".
Get it on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/intothesilentnightep
Track listing:... Read More
1. Angels We Have Heard On High
2. Baby Boy
3. Into the Silent Night
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. Baby Boy (Live)
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Oct 28, 2013
Kevin Davis of NewReleaseTuesday.com featured a "Behind the Song" devotional about for KING & COUNTRY's "Hope Is What We Crave". He even got a chance to sit down with Luke and chat about the song's meaning!
Read the devotional and interview here: http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/article.php?article_id=1170... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Oct 21, 2013
That's right, yours truly! Last week we had the chance to stand together on the GMA Dove Award stage and receive the 'New Artist Of The Year' nod from our music-industry family. It was particularly profound to have Luke accept the award & share about his illness, the fight to healing and the search for Hope! Tune in tonight to hear his speech and to see us perform "The Proof of Your Love"! Who knows we might even debut a brand new song from album two!
44th Annual GMA Dove Awards airing Monday, October 21 on @UPtv! 8 PM ET/ 7 PM CT. Click here to find the channel in your area.
Press on, keep on & stay true.
Joel & Luke
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POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Oct 16, 2013
MARKS FIRST DOVE AWARD WIN
PERFORMED HIT SINGLE "PROOF OF YOUR LOVE" AND DEBUTED "FIX MY EYES"
Pictured (L-R): for KING & COUNTRY’s Luke and Joel at the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards on October 15, 2013, in Nashville, TN. Credit: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
NASHVILLE, TN – (October 16, 2013) – It was announced last evening that Joel and Luke Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY received their first Dove Award win for the coveted category of “New Artist of the Year” at the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards. In a celebration in Nashville, TN, the Australian brothers that make up duo for KING & COUNTRY were on hand to accept the award. They also performed their hit single “The Proof of Your Love” from their debut album and iTunes’ 2012 “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Album of the Year,” Crave, and premiered new song “Fix My Eyes.”
“Luke came off the road for about three months with a digestive disorder and got down to about 125 pounds. For a 6’ 4” fellow that is pretty light,” said Joel. “It’s funny. I was so sick, in my bed thinking ‘God, why am I in so much pain?’” continued Luke. “God has a unique way of taking those moments and spinning them into something quite miraculous. I felt God say to me ‘Luke, no matter how dark things are or how difficult those trials you face might be, there is always hope in me. That is the reason why we do music. Thank you all so very much for this award. We are so blessed not only by God’s love but by so much love from the fans and the industry.”
Yesterday the duo also released their live album and concert film, Hope Is What We Crave │Live, everywhere. The project features nine live performances from their critically-acclaimed debut album, Crave. Their new single “Hope Is What We Crave” just went for adds at radio and is already closing in on the Top 25.... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Oct 14, 2013
Today marks the digital release of for KING & COUNTRY's first ever live album and concert film! Purchase "Hope Is What We Crave - Live" on iTunes NOW!
CLICK HERE to purchase on iTunes!
Fine Fine Live - Live Performance
Light It Up - Live Performance
Middle Of Your Heart - Live Performance
Missing - Live Performance
Pushing On A Pull Door - Live Performance
Busted Heart (Hold On To Me) - Live Performance
Baby Boy - Live Performance
Crave - Live Performance
The Proof Of Your Love (The Monologue Mix) - Live Performance
The Proof Of Your Love Official Music Video
An Inside Look: Making The Music Video
An Inside Look: The Song + Music Video
An Inside Look: A Busted Heart
An Inside Look: Love's To Blame, Missing, and People Change
Busted Heart (Hold On To Me) - In-Studio Acoustic Performance (Recorded Live at K-LOVE Studios in Rocklin, CA)
The Proof Of Your Love - In-Studio Acoustic Performance (Recorded Live at K-LOVE Studios in Rocklin, CA)
Middle Of Your Heart - In-Studio Acoustic Performance (Recorded Live at K-LOVE Studios in Rocklin, CA)
CD TRACKS:... Read More
Fine Fine Life
Light It Up
Middle Of Your Heart
Pushing On A Pull Door
Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Sep 25, 2013
After stepping off the road for the last few months, we're so stoked to share that Luke is back! As many of you know, he's been ill with a digestive disorder to the point of having to stop traveling. We'd like to express our deep gratitude to each of you who've supported us through this time. The love for Luke has been overwhelming & we believe he's on his way to a full recovery!
- for KING & COUNTRY
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FOR KING & COUNTRY ENTERTAINS THOUSANDS FRIDAY NIGHT AT WALT DISNEY WORLD’S 31ST ANNUAL “NIGHT OF JOY”POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Sep 10, 2013
for KING & COUNTRY drew thousands to the Galaxy Stage at Walt Disney World on Friday night for the 31st Annual “Night of Joy.” The band was electrifying bringing fans to their feet as they rushed the stage to sing along with their massive hit and one of Amazon.com’s 2012 “Song[s] of the Year,” “The Proof of Your Love.” “for KING & COUNTRY brought the house down at ‘Night of Joy’ on Friday,” confirmed Josh Bailey, SVP of A&R, Word Entertainment. “They captivated the packed audience well into the early morning.”
Next month, for KING & COUNTRY are one of the top nominees at the 2013 Dove Awards including nominations for “New Artist of the Year,” “Song of the Year” for “The Proof of Your Love,” “Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year” for Andy Mineo’s “Caught Dreaming” (feat. for KING & COUNTRY), and “Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year” for their debut album, Crave, which iTunes’ selected for their “Best of 2012” list as a breakthrough album of the year. In August they released their live CD/DVD, Hope Is What We Crave │LIVE, which features live footage and audio content from their first headlining tour, “The Proof of Your Love Tour,” in 2012. On September 20, for KING & COUNTRY will join Newsboys on the “Restart” Tour which commences in Barre, VT, and runs through October. Throughout December they can be seen on the “K-LOVE Christmas Tour” with Big Daddy Weave and Meredith Andrews.... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Sep 04, 2013
FOR KING & COUNTRY PERFORM BEFORE 34,000 PEOPLE AT THE 24TH ANNUAL HARVEST CRUSADE IN ANAHEIM, CA, SATURDAY NIGHTPOSTED BY forkingandcountry | Aug 29, 2013
On Saturday night, for KING & COUNTRY performed before an audience of 34,000 people at Harvest Crusade at Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim, CA. The event, now in its 24th year, is hosted by Pastor Greg Laurie and is designed to be an opportunity for Christians to invite family members and friends to hear the message of the gospel in an entertaining and non-threatening environment.... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Aug 27, 2013
Today the "Hope Is What We Crave | LIVE" DVD/CD is now available at retailer store across the US as well as in the online store. The live DVD/CD project was filmed just outside of Nashville, TN at The Factory on the final night of for KING & COUNTRY's first headlining tour.
CLICK HERE to order in the online store.... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Aug 22, 2013
Congratulations to for KING & COUNTRY on their seven GMA Dove Awards nominations! See below for a list of the categories their were nominated in:
• New Artist of the Year
• Song of the Year: “The Proof of Your Love”
• Contemporary Christian Performance of the Year: “The Proof of Your Love”
• Rap/Hip Hop Song of the Year: “Caught Dreaming” – Andy Mineo (feat. for KING & COUNTRY)
• Pop / Contemporary Song of the Year: “The Proof of Your Love”
• Pop / Contemporary Album of the Year: Crave
• Short Form Video of the Year: “The Proof of Your Love”
The 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on October 15 at Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, at 7:30pm CT. The show will be broadcast on the UP! Television Network on October 21 at 8pm ET.
CLICK HERE for a complete list of nominees.... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Aug 20, 2013
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Aug 20, 2013
Get the brand new & fully reproduced radio version of "Hope Is What We CRAVE!" It's up for download on iTunes.
Luke describes the song's message: "Every single one of us Craves this thing called Hope. I've seen the incredible take place when people have it saturated in their lives, but without it we all become lifeless ourselves. So if we had one encouragement for you today it would be to seek Hope with everything in you!"
That said, if you have a mate who's walking through a tough time gift them this song today!Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Aug 16, 2013
for KING & COUNTRY is joining Newsboys Restart fall tour alongside Moriah Peters And Rapture Ruckus, kicking off September 20 in Barre, VT. Fans of both for KING & COUNTRY and Newsboys can look forward to their dynamic live performance as the band gears up for another extensive touring schedule this fall.
09/20 Barre Municipal Auditorium – Barre, VT
09/22 State Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ
09/27 Calvary Baptist Church – Savannah, GA
10/03 Celebration Church – Metairie, LA
10/05 Harlingen Soccer Complex – Harlingen, TX
10/06 Great Hills Baptist Church – Austin, TX
10/10 Jesse Auditorium Missouri University – Columbia, MO
10/11 Taft Theatre– Cincinnati, OH
10/12 Cullman Fair Grounds – Cullman, AL
10/13 RiverGlen Christian Church – Waukesha, WI
10/18 Indiana Wesleyan University – Marion, IN
10/19 Adler Theatre – Davenport, IA
10/20 Rivers Edge Convention Center – St Cloud MN
10/22 First Assembly of God Church – Fargo, ND
10/24 Radisson Convention Center – Green Bay, WI
10/25 Corn Palace – Mitchell, SD
10/26 Family Arena – St Charles, MO
10/27 Prairie Capital Convention Center – Springfield, IL
CLICK HERE for tickets and more information.
"At the start of this record two years ago, we knew we'd be taking great risks, but people will be excited about this album because we've pushed the music and taken it further than we've ever taken it before,” says front man Michael Tait. “I have not felt this way about anything I’ve been involved in musically since Jesus Freak.”... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Aug 06, 2013
for KING & COUNTRY’s forthcoming project, HOPE IS WHAT WE CRAVE | LIVE , is scheduled for release on August 27 on Fervent Records and is available for pre-order now HERE. This CD/DVD package was filmed at The Factory in Franklin, TN, on the final night of their first headlining tour, “The Proof Of Your Love Tour,” in November 2012.
HOPE IS WHAT WE CRAVE | LIVE features nine live performances from for KING & COUNTRY’s debut album, Crave, which was named iTunes’ “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Album of 2012.” The set also includes their hit single and Amazon.com’s Christian music “Song of the Year” for 2012, “The Proof Of Your Love.” In addition to the CD featuring live audio, the package includes long-form concert footage, their critically-acclaimed music video for “The Proof Of Your Love (The Monologue Remix)” and exclusive behind-the-scenes content from the shoot.
The band has put together two pre-sale offers featuring the forthcoming release, exclusive bonus audio and video, autographed and personalized merchandise, and more!
HOPE IS WHAT WE CRAVE | LIVE
Deluxe Pack: $19.99
• Hope Is What We Crave | LIVE CD/DVD
• Busted Heart (Hold On To Me) - Live From Winter Jam: Instant Download
• Light It Up: From The Rooftop (video + audio): Instant Download
• Autographed Crave Live Poster
Signature Edition: $49.99
*limited edition, only 50 available*
• Everything in the Deluxe Edition
• Autographed and Personalized Crave Live Poster
• I Am Priceless Custom Necklace
DVD Track Listing
1. Fine Fine Life - Live Performance... Read More
2. Light It Up - Live Performance
3. Middle Of Your Heart - Live Performance
4. Missing - Live Performance
5. Pushing On A Pull Door - Live Performance
6. Busted Heart (Hold On To Me) - Live Performance
7. Baby Boy - Live Performance
8. Crave - Live Performance
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Jun 29, 2013
for KING & COUNTRY just wrapped The Summer Cruise with Joy FM. Couldn't be part of the event?? Watch the montage right here:... Read More
POSTED BY forkingandcountry | Jun 21, 2013
NewReleaseTuesday.com spoke with Joel about "Middle Of Your Heart" for their Behind The Song devotional series.
Joel says: "It's been a year and a half since we wrote this song, and it's interesting how much fruition, completing and fulfillment God has brought us. We've found that even in the first chapter of our band and our musicianship that God has carried us. Now singing this song every night on stage, going back to just last night, we've seen these lyrics resonate with people. They come from a deep, and authentic place, and that's what means the most..."
CLICK HERE to read the full article.... Read More