Los Angeles, CA (January 27, 2020)
Curb | Word Entertainment Christian music recording group for KING & COUNTRY (Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone) was last nights big winner for both CCM categories at the 2020 GRAMMY Awards. 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 intense and moving video for “God Only Knows” features Dolly Parton herself, and has been viewed over 6.5 million times.

Watch “God Only Knows” Video Featuring Dolly Parton:

Watch “God Only Knows” Original Music Video:

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.”

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Ross Cluver
Associate Publisher - Managing Editor

Ross Cluver is a 30 year Christian music veteran who has been with CCM Magazine since 1994. He is currently Associate Publisher at Salem Publishing & Managing Editor of CCM. Before coming to CCM, Ross managed the Harvest Rock Syndicate alternative Christian music magazine and also worked in concert promotion, artist management and radio. Send your industry news and press releases to Ross at: info@salempublishing.com

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