Nashville, TN (August 29, 2019)
Christian music duo for KING & COUNTRY announced today an unprecedented collaboration with the world-renowned entertainer Dolly Parton on a brand-new version of the award winning single “God Only Knows,” as well as a powerful music video. The iconic Country Music Hall of Famer’s presence on the track takes the song to new heights, with shimmering acoustic guitars complementing the song’s message of hope.
The song will be available at all digital music retailers TONIGHT at midnight ET/11 p.m.
“Hearing Dolly sing that chorus and those words was an out of body experience for us as writers and artists. As soon as we heard her vocals on the track, we immediately realized that this song was meant for her voice.” —Joel Smallbone
Dolly reflects, “When I first heard ‘God Only Knows’ I thought it was one of the best songs I’d ever heard. I came from a very spiritual background, and I love anything to do with inspirational songs that lift people up. I feel that this is a good song for right now, and it’s so well written. I know that it touched me at a time when I needed to be lifted up.”
Additionally, Dolly is featured in a powerful new music video for “God Only Knows,” as she and the Smallbone brothers struggle to find themselves before resigning to faith and belief. The full-length video was shot in Nashville, produced by Patrick Tohill and directed by Benjamin Smallbone. It will premiere TONIGHT (8/29) on YouTube at 12 a.m. ET / 11 p.m. CT. CMT will be premiering the video via broadcast on Friday morning.
Watch the video here:
In a USA Today/Tennessean exclusive, for KING & COUNTRY discuss the details of how the collaboration came to be. Entertainment Tonight has the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the set of the music video, which will air today. Check your local listings. The ET exclusive will be broadcasted and shared online at 8 p.m. ET.