THE AMA-NOMINATED DUO DEBUTS AT NO. 2 ON BILLBOARD’S HOLIDAY CHART
WITH A DRUMMER BOY CHRISTMAS
On the heels of a Billboard Music Award win and American Music Award nomination, four-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY is embarking on A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour, playing the first show in Norco, California to a sold-out audience TONIGHT. The tour supports The Salvation Army along with their Rescue Christmas initiative, and will see for KING & COUNTRY performing safe, socially distanced concerts under the stars. Concertgoers can bring new, unwrapped toys that will be collected by representatives from the local Salvation Army and distributed to families struggling during the holiday season.
Joel and Luke Smallbone – the brothers that make up for KING & COUNTRY – took to Facebook to discuss the personal connection of giving back during the holiday season, and what it means to partner with The Salvation Army.
The tour has produced FOURTEEN SOLD OUT shows thus far, forcing the band to book additional shows at venues like Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas due to popular demand. For tickets and more information, click HERE.
Joel and Luke are enjoying a great start to the holiday season. for KING & COUNTRY is featured on Amazon Music’s Holiday Originals playlist, contributing an exclusive version of the Christmas standard “Do You Hear What I Hear” and the duo is currently featured on billboards in New York City and Nashville, TN. A Drummer Boy Christmas, the duo’s first full-length Christmas album, debuted at No. 2 on both the Billboard Holiday Album Chart, and the Billboard Christian/Gospel Album Chart. The album hit Top 50 on the Billboard Top 200, and three songs hit Top 10 on the Billboard Holiday Digital Songs Chart (“Heavenly Hosts,” “Joy To The World,” and “Little Drummer Boy”). To read more about the successful debut of A Drummer Boy Christmas, check out this Billboard Chart Beat article HERE.
Last month, for KING & COUNTRY was nominated for an American Music Award in the Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational category. Fan voting for the “2020 American Music Awards” is open now and is available worldwide. Fans can either vote by heading to billboard.com/AMAsVote or by using Twitter – click HERE for more information on Twitter voting. Fans can vote up to 10x per day, per category, per platform. Voting closes on Monday, November 16th at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST.
A Drummer Boy Drive-In: The Christmas Tour Dates
11/12 – Silver Lake Sports Complex – Norco, CA (SOLD OUT)
11/13 – Denio’s Market – Roseville, CA (SOLD OUT)
11/14 – International Agri-Center – Tulare, CA
11/15 – Rose Bowl – Pasadena, CA
11/17 – 850 Gray Ave. – Yuba City, CA
11/20 – El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
11/21 – Gila River Arena – Glendale, AZ (SOLD OUT)
11/22 – Pima County Fair – Tucson, AZ
11/28 – Globe Life Field – Arlington, TX (SOLD OUT)
11/28 – Globe Life Field – Arlington, TX – 8:30pm show
11/29 – Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN (SOLD OUT) [livestream tickets available]
12/03 – Richard M Borchard Regional Fairgrounds – Robstown, TX
12/04 – Reed Arena – College Station, TX (SOLD OUT)
12/05 – The MET Church – Houston, TX (SOLD OUT)
12/05 – The MET Church – Houston, TX – 8:30PM show (SOLD OUT)
12/06 – H-E-B Center – Cedar Park, TX (SOLD OUT)
12/06 – H-E-B Center – Cedar Park, TX – 8:30PM show (SOLD OUT)
12/10 – Joy-Lan Drive-In – Dade City, FL (SOLD OUT)
12/11 – Silver Moon Drive-In – Lakeland, FL (SOLD OUT)
12/12 – Ocala Drive-In – Ocala, FL (SOLD OUT)
12/12 – Ocala Drive-In – Ocala, FL – 3:00pm show
12/13 – Hertz Arena – Fort Myers, FL
12/17 – Tucker Civic Center – Tallahassee, FL
12/18 – Central Florida Fair – Orlando, FL (SOLD OUT)
12/19 – South Florida Fair – West Palm Beach, FL
12/20 – 5 Flags Speedway – Pensacola, FL
About for KING & COUNTRY
Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, recently took home its first Billboard Music Award for the duo’s 11-week No. 1 hit “God Only Knows.” Earlier this year, they debuted their single “TOGETHER” (feat. Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly) on Good Morning America. “TOGETHER,” which is about the strength of unity in the face of adversity, went on to become a multi-week No. 1 hit single. Earlier in 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duo hosted the critically acclaimed livestream event “TOGETHER: A Night of Hope” to over 2.5 million viewers across all social media platforms. After collaborating with renowned entertainer Dolly Parton to release a version of “God Only Knows” in 2019, the duo won two 2020 GRAMMY® awards. “God Only Knows” (with Dolly Parton) won in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category, and their 3rd studio album, burn the ships, won a GRAMMY® in the Contemporary Christian Music Album category. for KING & COUNTRY graced the CMA stage to perform “God Only Knows” with the incomparable Dolly Parton at the CMA awards, and they performed their unique and powerful rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” at CMA Country Christmas, receiving national critical praise for both. They have garnered seven No. 1 hits, ten Top 10 hits, six GRAMMY® nominations, five Billboard Music Award nominations, an American Music Award nomination, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and other high-profile events. National television performances include Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The View, CMA Awards, and CMA Country Christmas. The duo’s burn the ships | world tour has SOLD-OUT over 40 shows across the world including USA, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, and New Zealand. In total, for KING & COUNTRY has accumulated over 1 Billion on-demand streams.
About Curb | Word Entertainment
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