Nashville, TN (October 2, 2020)
Christian music duo for KING & COUNTRY has released “Joy To The World,” and also revealed the track listing for the duo’s first ever Christmas album, A Drummer Boy Christmas. Joining for KING & COUNTRY on their milestone 13-track album are the award-winning band NEEDTOBREATHE—featured on “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” and rising star Gabby Barrett—featured on “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” The collection also features two original Christmas songs entitled “Heavenly Hosts” and an emotionally moving ballad from Joseph’s perspective entitled “The Carol of Joseph (I Believe In You).” “Joy To The World,” is available streaming now. You can pre-save, pre-add, and pre-order A Drummer Boy Christmas now.
“It’s a daunting task to write a song in general let alone to be put in the company of some of the great and most nostalgic songs ever written.” Joel Smallbone says. With “The Carol of Joseph” – written from Joseph’s perspective – and Heavenly Hosts, we wanted to explore new depths and angles of that magical night. With both the magic of Christmas and the spirit of collaboration becoming beautiful pieces of for KING & COUNTRY’s journey, we extended invitations to country music’s new sweetheart Gabby Barrett and NEEDTOBREATHE’s Bear Rinehart to join us on A Drummer Boy Christmas. The results produced a swagger and flare that never could have been if it was just for KING & COUNTRY.” Known for their explosive and unique rendition of the Christmas staple “Little Drummer Boy,” Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone implement that same energy into the totality of A Drummer Boy Christmas.
“Joy To The World”: