For King and Country
Joel and Luke Smallbone, Australian brothers at the core of the band for KING & COUNTRY took home dual Grammy trophies in both of their nominated categories with their sophomore album, Run Wild. Live Free. Run Strong in February 2016. The awards came at the peak of a heady season for the brothers, who first caught the attention of mainstream America around the time that Billboard magazine named them one of the publication’s “New Artists to Watch for 2012.” Their a debut album, Crave put for KING & COUNTRY on the map with 410,000 track sales and 9.5 million streams. In 2014, Run Wild. Live Free. Run Strong reached No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 2 on iTunes; the lead single, “Fix My Eyes,” reached the top spot on several radio formats and landed the band on The Today Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Self-described as the Australian version of the Von Trapp family singers, the brothers toured on and off for a decade before KING & COUNTRY was formed. Today, the family is still involved from lights, to video. Their Dad still manages the band and their Mom and sister are their number one fans.
Singers Joel and Luke strive to write music about the human experience; some of the songs are spiritually inclined, some of the songs are romantically inclined or about personal struggles. The beauty of their music is that it has the ability to bypass the head and go straight to the heart.