It was a big night for Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone! as the band for King & Country, they came away with Grammy awards for both nominated categories at the 2020 GRAMMY® Awards, held on Sunday, Jan. 26th at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The duo won Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance / Song for their unprecedented collaboration with world renowned icon Dolly Parton on the hit track "God Only Knows," and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for their full-length masterwork Burn the Ships.
With these two wins, for KING & COUNTRY now have a total of four GRAMMY® awards.
Addressing the hit track “God Only Knows,” Joel Smallbone remarked, “When we stepped in to write this song, we were each walking through something difficult personally. In reflection, I thank God for those difficulties. This song speaks to the depressed, marginalized and suicidal. To partner with Dolly Parton, who is an incredible human, is one of the great honors of our career. It is very special to have her lend her voice and heart to this song.”
The song "God Only Knows" was co-written by the Smallbones, Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, and Tedd Tjornhom. The intense and moving video for “God Only Knows” has been viewed over 6.5 million times.
Luke Smallbone added this about the award winning album burn the ships, “This honor goes out to those that need a new beginning, a fresh start, and a new dawn. To us, this award represents redemption for our family. If you’re wondering if your story can be used for good, it can be.”
for KING & COUNTRY recently celebrated its sixth No. 1 hit with the title track from the duo's GRAMMY® wining album burn the ships. After the overwhelming response to the 36-date fall tour in 2019, for KING & COUNTRY recently announced 14 new North American dates for the Burn the Ships.