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FOR KING + COUNTRY is one of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their nine No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing 1.8 billion career streams. The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand.

The global hitmakers have collaborated with a diverse list of artists including the legendary Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Timbaland, amongst others. Joel and Luke Smallbone are committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as numerous programs in support of the arts.


Multi-GRAMMY® winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist FOR KING + COUNTRY hav launched their new album What Are We Waiting For? ).

FOR KING + COUNTRY’s fourth studio project asks a pivotal question in a pandemic-riddled world.  Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone provide the answer across 13 original tracks that confront relevant issues and confirm the duo’s commitment to community, diversity and family. Set against a sonic backdrop painted by the Platinum-selling group’s lush, vivid pop, the collection features cameos from tour mate Dante Bowe, Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly and includes barrier-breaking single “RELATE,” awe-inspiring “For God Is With Us” and unifying No. 1 hit “TOGETHER.”

“What’s been particularly beautiful about this album is that we were able to be home with our families while making it,” share Luke and Joel Smallbone. “We cannot wait to now take more new songs on the road, to see you out there and make new memories with you all!”

The next song release, “Unsung Hero” is the most personal track on the upcoming album and is lovingly dedicated to the parents of FOR KING + COUNTRY’s Joel and Luke Smallbone. Two of seven siblings, the brothers raise their voices in reverent solidarity for the couple who made them the men they are today.  Ethereal strings invite listeners into the real-life story of the Smallbone family and its journey from Australia to America on the cut written by the duo, Federico Vindver and Seth Mosley, as they recall the sacrifices made and the example set by their mom and dad.

“Mum and Dad’s sacrificial love and selflessness inspires us to this day,” continue the Smallbone brothers. “It’s hard to put into words what they mean to us, but they are both truly unsung heroes of ours. “Unsung Hero” goes out to every mum and dad, as well as every child who sees a hero in their parents.”

During the most recent holiday season, FOR KING + COUNTRY re-entered the mainstream chart with its celebrated rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” hitting No. 13 on Mediabase’s Holiday chart, and No. 21 on the AC chart.  The track also hit No. 14 on Billboard’s AC chart, becoming the duo’s fourth Top 20 mainstream AC hit – the other three being “God Only Knows,” “TOGETHER,” and “Amen.” FOR KING + COUNTRY holds some notable positions on Billboard’s Year-End chart, finishing Top 10 in nine different categories. In total, FOR KING + COUNTRY has 1.8 billion career streams.

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What Are We Waiting For?
FOR KING + COUNTRY / Curb | Word Entertainment

Track-Listing (with songwriters and producers)

 1. RELATE
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Tayla Parx
Produced by: Tedd T., Josh Kerr, FOR KING + COUNTRY

2. Broken Halos
Written by: Josh Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Mick Coogan, Josh Kerr
Produced by: Tedd T., Josk Kerr, FOR KING + COUNTRY

3. Love Me Like I Am
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Michael Pollack
Produced by: FOR KING + COUNTRY, Josh Kerr, Jeff Sojka

4. Unity (feat. Dante Bowe)
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Antony Williams, Federico Vindver
Produced by: FOR KING + COUNTRY, Josh Kerr, Federico Vindver

5. For God Is With Us
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds
Produced by: FOR KING + COUNTRY, Josh Kerr, Tedd T., and Benjamin Backus

6. Hold On Pain Ends
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds
Produced by: FOR KING + COUNTRY, Josh Kerr, Tedd T., Benjamin Backus

7. Unsung Hero
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Federico Vindver, Seth Mosley
Produced by: FOR KING + COUNTRY, Federico Vindver, Seth Mosley

8. Harmony (feat. Sleeping At Last)
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Federico Vindver, Seth Mosley, Matt Hales
Produced by: FOR KING + COUNTRY, Federico Vindver, Seth Mosley

9. Shy
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Taylor Hill
Produced by: Josh Kerr, Tedd T., FOR KING + COUNTRY

10. TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly)
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Kirk Franklin, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Josh Kerr
Produced by: Federico Vindver, Josh Kerr, Benjamin Backus

11. Seasons
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Michael Buzz
Produced by: Josh Kerr, Tedd T., FOR KING + COUNTRY

12. Cheering You On
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds
Produced by: Josh Kerr, Tedd T., FOR KING + COUNTRY

13. Benediction
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Nicolas Balachandran
Produced by: Josh Kerr

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Date published: 18/03/2022

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