THE GRAMMY® AWARD WINNERS COME TOGETHER FOR THE SPECIAL RELEASE AVAILABLE TODAY
NASHVILLE, TENN–(July 15, 2022)–Multi-GRAMMY® winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist FOR KING + COUNTRY is pleased to announce a brand new recording of their #1 hit single, “For God Is With Us,” featuring multi-GRAMMY® award-winning vocalist Hillary Scott of the multi-Platinum band Lady A. Listen to the song, available today, HERE.
The new single release of “For God Is With Us,” whose original version has been #1 on the Mediabase AC chart for five consecutive weeks and #1 for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s “Audience” chart, brings the CCM, Country and mainstream worlds together for the powerful rendition. The song, written by the Smallbones, Jordan Reynolds and Josh Kerr, was originally released on FOR KING + COUNTRY’s current album, WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?, which recently debuted on the Billboard 200 at #7 and on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart at #2, marking the duo’s second Top 10 album of their career.
Says the Smallbones of their collaboration with Scott, “Both living in Nashville, naturally, we’ve rubbed shoulders over the years and have sensed a kindred spirit; but to go into the studio together and to have her light-filled soul and magnificent voice bring the song to a whole new level was everything you’d hope a collaboration could be — not to mention the fact that the experience fast-tracked us all to becoming dear friends and form a supergroup ‘For King + Lady’, if only for one song :).”
Adds Scott, “I’m truly humbled that FOR KING + COUNTRY asked to add my vocal on such a powerful song,” added Scott. “Personally, it was a treat for me to collaborate with them and I know I’m excited to share it.”
WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?, FOR KING + COUNTRY’s fourth studio album, features the talents of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, with 13 new original tracks that confront relevant issues and confirm the duo’s commitment to community, unity and family. Set against a sonic backdrop painted by the Platinum-selling group’s lush, vivid pop, the collection features cameos from 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.” FOR KING + COUNTRY’s “What Are We Waiting For? – The Tour” took the duo this year to arenas across the United States, in support of WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?, against the backdrop of an all-new stage design. They continue to tour this summer on the festival circuit through September 3 (check www.forkingandcountry.com for tour dates).
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 been awarded four GRAMMY® Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and 16 K-LOVE Fan Awards; and their 11 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., Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand. FOR KING + COUNTRY’s WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?, released this year, became the duo’s second Top 10 album on the Billboard 200; following their RIAA Gold certified album, BURN THE SHIPS, which also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The duo has had seven consecutive No. 1 songs including “For God Is With Us,” “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 Hillary Scott, 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. For more information about FOR KING + COUNTRY visit: www.forkingandcountry.com
ABOUT HILLARY SCOTT
As the co-leader of the multi-Platinum band Lady A, Hillary Scott has been part of becoming one of 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic Country sounds. The trio’s 11 No. Ones, 18 million albums sold, 34 million tracks, five billion digital streams and a global touring footprint prove that point. Known for their 9X Platinum hit “Need You Now,” which is the highest certified song by a Country group, they have earned CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including five GRAMMY awards along with Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and a Tony Award nod. In addition to her success as part of Lady A, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family claimed the top spot atop the Billboard Christian Albums chart and two GRAMMY Awards with their debut album LOVE REMAINS. Scott serves as a songwriter for many of Lady A’s chart-topping hits as well as for artists such as Blake Shelton and Sara Evan’s No. One hit, “A Little Bit Stronger.” The trio is inviting fans to join their REQUEST LINE TOUR, launching with back-to-back nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, kicking off Aug. 13th. Each night fans will experience the hit-packed set backed by rich harmonies the band is known for, while also interacting with the band in real time to directly request songs, making no two shows the same with direct support from longtime friend and collaborator Dave Barnes as direct support. For more information about Hillary Scott and Lady A visit: www.ladyamusic.com
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.