Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo, for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, collaborated with renowned entertainer Dolly Parton to release a brand-new version of the duo’s 11-week #1 hit “God Only Knows” in 2019.
In 2020, the track won a GRAMMY® award in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category, and the album that produced the original hit - burn the ships - won a GRAMMY® in the Contemporary Christmas Music Album category. for KING & COUNTRY graced the CMA stage to perform “God Only Knows” with Dolly Parton at the CMA Awards, and performed their unique and powerful rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” at CMA Country Christmas, receiving national critical praise for both.
In the days following their Christmas performance, Joel and Luke Smallbone saw their previously released version of “Little Drummer Boy” undergo a 1,338% increase in downloads, a 60% increase in on-demand streams, and sit atop Billboard’s Christian Digital songs chart. They have garnered six No. 1 hits, nine Top 10 hits, six GRAMMY® nominations, three 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 performances include The Tonight Show, Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The View, CMA Awards, and CMA Country Christmas.
Currently, the duo is on the road with the burn the ships | world tour, which has SOLD-OUT over 40 shows across the world including USA, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, and New Zealand. In total, for KING & COUNTRY has accumulated 826 million on-demand streams with an audience airplay of 5 billion.