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4x GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING DUO for KING & COUNTRY RELEASES “HEAVENLY HOSTS,” FIRST OF TWO ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS TUNES FROM A DRUMMER BOY CHRISTMAS




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NEWS SOURCE: PFA Media
October 16, 2020

Nashville, TENN. – Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY today released “Heavenly Hosts,” the latest track and lyric video from the duo’s forthcoming Christmas album A Drummer Boy Christmas, out October 30th. “Heavenly Hosts” is one of two original songs written by for KING & COUNTRY for their new album. Listen to the song HERE.
 
Fresh off their win last night at the Billboard Music Awards for Top Christian Song, Joel and Luke Smallbone, the brothers who make up for KING & COUNTRY, share in a statement:
 
“Writing an original Christmas song is a bit of a daunting task, but we were always very intrigued by what it looked like when the angels met the shepherds. What did it look like, and what was being said? One of the beautiful storylines of the song is that the simple shepherds were the first ones to see the beautiful spectacle in the sky, and we thought it would be an appropriate story to tell through song for A Drummer Boy Christmas.”
 
“Heavenly Hosts” is a dynamic and emotional celebration of the wonder and power of Christmas. for KING & COUNTRY’s latest original tune starts off with a sparse piano introduction that soon evolves into a full orchestra crescendo as Joel and Luke state declaratively “love has come to save us.” Watch the lyric video for “Heavenly Hosts” HERE.
 




Joel and Luke Smallbone discuss the origin of “Heavenly Hosts” in their “Story Behind the Song” video clip HERE.
 
for KING & COUNTRY announced “A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour” to celebrate the duo’s first Christmas album and support The Salvation Army. To support The Salvation Army’s Rescue Christmas campaign, concertgoers can bring new, unwrapped toys that will be collected by representatives from the local Salvation Army and distributed to families struggling during the holiday season. for KING & COUNTRY are performing drive-in shows this weekend, including a SOLD-OUT show tonight in Spring Hill, TN. For tickets and more information, click HERE.
 
See for KING & COUNTRY Live This Weekend
10/16 - Oaklawn Mansion – Spring Hill, TN (SOLD OUT)
10/17 - Kentucky Exposition Center – Louisville, KY
10/18 - Mercer County Fairgrounds – Celina, OH
A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour Dates
11/12 - Silver Lake Sports Complex - Norco, CA (SOLD OUT)
11/13 - Denio’s Market - Roseville, CA
11/14 - International Agri-Center - Tulare, CA
11/15 - Rose Bowl - Pasadena, CA
11/20 - El Paso County Coliseum - El Paso, TX
11/21 - Gila River Arena - Glendale, AZ
11/22 - Pima County Fair - Tucson, AZ
11/28 - Globe Life Field - Arlington, TX
11/29 - Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN
12/03 - Richard M Borchard Regional Fairgrounds - Robstown, TX
12/04 - Reed Arena - College Station, TX
12/05 - The MET Church - Houston, TX
12/06 - H-E-B Center - Cedar Park, TX (SOLD OUT)
12/10 - Joy-Lan Drive-In - Dade City, FL
12/11 - Silver Moon Drive-In - Lakeland, FL
12/12 - Ocala Drive-In - Ocala, FL
12/13 – Hertz Arena – Fort Myers, FL
12/18 - Central Florida Fair - Orlando, FL
12/19 - South Florida Fair - West Palm Beach, FL
12/20 – 5 Flags Speedway – Pensacola, FL
You can pre-save, pre-add, and pre-order A Drummer Boy Christmas, out October 30th, HERE.
 
About for KING & COUNTRY
Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, recently took home its 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 livestream 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, an American Music Award nomination, 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 USA, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, and New Zealand. In total, for KING & COUNTRY has accumulated over 1 Billion on-demand streams.
 
About Curb | Word Entertainment
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit www.curb.com.


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