Multi-Grammy® Award winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist FOR KING + COUNTRY garnered the 2022 American Music Award for “Favorite Inspirational Artist.” The annual awards ceremony is entirely fan-voted each year and nominees are based on key fan interactions — as reflected on the Billboard charts — including streaming, album and song sales, radio airplay and tour grosses. The 2022 American Music Awards aired at 8 p.m. on ABC live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Nov. 20.

“As two Australian chaps from the southern hemisphere, never did we think we’d see the day we would win an American Music Award,” says FOR KING + COUNTRY. “This award represents all who were born in another land, who took a leap of faith and moved to make a new life for your family and loved ones. Sharing these stories with you for you for the last decade and watching them become your own has been the honor of our lifetime. Thank you for your votes, and for your consistent kindness to us.”

Adding to their recent AMA accolade, the duo also received a 2023 Grammy® Award nomination with Hillary Scott of Lady A for their collaborative single, “For God Is With Us”. The song is up for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for the 65th annual awards show that will take place on Feb. 5. This marks the seventh Grammy® nomination of their career (with four wins).

To usher in the holiday season, FOR KING + COUNTRY will embark on their 14-city “A DRUMMER BOY CHRISTMAS | THE 2022 TOUR EXPERIENCE.” The 10th annual tour kicks off on Nov. 26. in Kansas City, Mo. at T-Mobile Center and culminates in the duo’s hometown of Nashville, Tenn. with a sold-out show and worldwide livestream event at the Opry House on Dec. 18, followed by a special encore performance at the Opry on Dec. 19. Order tickets HERE.

 In addition, fans can catch Joel and Luke Smallbone in their upcoming U.S. and Canadian 2023 “What Are We Waiting For?  The Tour Part II” that kicks off on March 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii and continues through May 31 in Vancouver, BC.  Order tickets HERE.


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, an American Music Award, 10 GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and 16 K-LOVE Fan Awards.  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 Jordin Sparks, 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:


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