Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo and Platinum-selling Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY took home three trophies at the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards – Artist of the Year, Longform Video of the Year for “Burn The Ships Concert Film” and Christmas / Special Event of the Year for A Drummer Boy Christmas. This year’s wins bring Joel and Luke Smallbone’s grand total to 10 Dove Awards, including their second Artist of the Year win in as many years.
“One of the personal trials I experienced over the last year was going through vocal surgery,” Luke Smallbone told the crowd upon accepting the award with Joel by his side. “Under doctor’s orders, I was told to stay silent for 5 days following the procedure. During that time of reflection and prayer, questions started to arise in my mind – ‘What if things don’t go as planned?’ ‘What if I can’t share my voice anymore?’ ‘Who am I without our music?’ Today, I stand here more confident than ever that God, along with the power of music, not only gives life to a vocal cord but can change eternal destinations for so many people. Don’t forget that.”
The No. 1 hitmakers recently announced the upcoming arrival of their brand-new album What Are We Waiting For? out on Friday March 11th. What Are We Waiting For? is for KING & COUNTRY’s fourth studio album and first album of new music since 2018’s RIAA Gold certified Burn The Ships. Fans can expect a return to the lush and evocative pop sounds the duo has perfected over the years, while Joel and Luke take pen to paper and confront relevant issues with poise, grace, and groove. Pre-order or pre-save the album at the link HERE.
In conjunction with the album announcement, for KING & COUNTRY has revealed the launch of “What Are We Waiting For? – The Tour” in Spring of 2022. The 33-date trek will take for KING & COUNTRY to arenas across the United States, performing brand new songs from their upcoming album for the VERY FIRST TIME against the backdrop of an all-new stage design. Check out the music video for lead single “Relate,” currently at No. 11 on the Christian AC chart, HERE.
About for KING & COUNTRY
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, 10 GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their nine No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing accumulation of over one billion on-demand 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. for KING & COUNTRY’S most recent album, the RIAA Gold certified Burn The Ships debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and has since propelled the duo to an industry setting six consecutive No. 1 singles including “joy.,” “TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly),” and the 11-week platinum smash “God Only Knows.” 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. Catch for KING & COUNTRY’s high energy performances later this year on RELATE | The 2021 Fall Tour.
About Curb | Word Entertainment
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit www.curb.com.