Nashville, TN (November 20, 2019)
It’s full steam ahead for two-time GRAMMY® Award winner for KING & COUNTRY, as the Nashville based Christian music duo has been nominated for two more GRAMMY® Awards this morning. The band’s unprecedented collaboration with Dolly Parton on hit track “God Only Knows” has been nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song, while the duo’s full-length album, burn the ships, received a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. The 62nd GRAMMY Awards® will air on January 26, 2020 on CBS.
“burn the ships, in many ways, is the most meaningful album of our career,” says Joel Smallbone, one half of for KING & COUNTRY. “We’ve had the distinct privilege to share this music by touring around the world over the past year, and seeing the songs resonate with so many people has been an extraordinary experience. One of the great honors in our career was when Dolly Parton told us that ‘God Only Knows’ was one of the best songs she’d ever heard. Our proverbial jaws hit the floor and have stayed there, and we cannot thank Dolly enough for her time, generosity, and that wonderfully powerful voice. She’s truly a light. With all that said, this nod by our peers is an incredible year-end high.”
“God Only Knows” was a #1 hit for 11 weeks and also achieved over 97 million on-demand streams. The remarkable music video reached No. 1 on iTunes across all genres and has been viewed over 5 million times.
Watch for KING & COUNTRY and Dolly Parton video here:
Earlier this month, for KING & COUNTRY joined Dolly Parton to perform “God Only Knows” at The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, which elicited wide critical praise with USA Today calling it a “powerhouse performance.”
Watch the CMA performance of “God Only Knows” here:
The duo is also honored to be nominated for its first ever American Music Award® for Favorite Artist—Contemporary Inspirational. Voting is now open for all AMA categories. Fans can access the official voting ballot for the AMAs directly by visiting goo.gle/AMAsVote or by going to Google.com and using the search terms AMAs Vote or for KING & COUNTRY AMAs Vote. Fans can submit up to 30 votes per category per day per Google account while voting is open. Voting will close TONIGHT at 11:59:59 p.m. PT.