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RIAA PLATINUM-SELLING FOR KING + COUNTRY RECEIVES TOP HONORS AT K-LOVE AWARDS

RIAA Platinum-selling and Curb | Word Entertainment artist FOR KING + COUNTRY garnered top honors at the 2022 K-LOVE Fan Awards earning three award wins for Artist of the Year, Duo/Group of the Year, and Song of the Year (“For God Is With Us”). The recent accolades establish the duo’s title as the most awarded artist in K-LOVE history with 16 total career wins.

This year’s K-LOVE Fan Awards took place at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Sun., May 29 with ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year Matthew West and 10x Grammy nominee Tauren Wells serving as hosts for the evening. The show (a John Sanders LLC production presented by Coca-Cola Consolidated) aired on TBN on Fri., June 3 at 7 p.m. CDT / 8 p.m. EDT.

Says FOR KING + COUNTRY, “One can’t help but reflect on the last year after an overwhelming night like Friday, and your kindness in voting us as the recipient of 3 awards! It’s been a year of healing for Luke’s voice, a deepening of our partnership, and recognition of the power family- both living and our grandmum who passed last week. We are honored to walk through this dynamic thing called life with you and feel your appreciation in a palpable way today. Thank you!”

FOR KING + COUNTRY’s latest album, “WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?” recently debuted on the Billboard 200 at #7, and #2 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart, marking the brother duo’s second Top 10 album of their career.

“WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?” features 13 new original tracks that confront relevant issues and confirm the duo’s commitment to community, unity, and family. Set against a sonic backdrop painted by the Platinum-selling group’s lush, vivid pop, the collection features cameos from Dante Bowe, Kirk Franklin, and Tori Kelly, and includes barrier-breaking single “RELATE,” awe-inspiring “For God Is With Us” and unifying No. 1 hit “TOGETHER.”

To coincide with the new album and recent accolades, FOR KING + COUNTRY just wrapped their WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR? national arena tour and will hit the road this month for their summer festival circuit performing brand new songs from their latest project set against the backdrop of an all-new stage design. For a list of upcoming tour dates and cities, visit www.forkingandcountry.com.

About FOR KING + COUNTRY

FOR KING + COUNTRY is one of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 16 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their nine No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing 1.8 billion career streams. The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand. FOR KING + COUNTRY’s RIAA Gold-certified “Burn The Ships” album debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and has since propelled the duo to five consecutive No. 1 songs including “joy.,” “TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly),” and the 11-week platinum smash “God Only Knows.” The duo’s latest album “WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?” debuted on the Billboard 200 at #7, and #2 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart, marking it the second Top 10 album of their career. The global hitmakers have collaborated with a diverse list of artists including the legendary Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Timbaland, amongst others. Joel and Luke Smallbone are committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as several programs in support of the arts. For more information on FOR KING + COUNTRY visit www.forkingandcountry.com.

 

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of PositivelyGospel.com, founded in 2011. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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