MULTI-AWARD WINNING DUO FRESH OFF GRAMMY NOMINATION SCORES 13TH #1 BILLBOARD CHRISTIAN AIRPLAY CHART SINGLE WITH “LOVE ME LIKE I AM” FEAT. JORDIN SPARKS
NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 2, 2023) — In support of FOR KING + COUNTRY’s “What Are We Waiting For?,” the duo’s second Top 10 Billboard 200 charting album (#7), which garnered a Grammy nomination and American Music Award this year, the RIAA Platinum-selling duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist is gearing up for their 31-city 2023 “What Are We Waiting For? The Tour Part II” which starts on March 23. The U.S. and Canadian circuit will kick off in Honolulu, Hawaii and will continue through May 31 in Vancouver, BC; followed by additional festival/fair performances. Tickets for the tour are available now and can be purchased HERE.
The brother duo made up of Joel and Luke Smallbone just scored their latest #1 Billboard Christian Airplay Chart with “Love Me Like I Am” feat. Jordin Sparks, marking their 13th #1 hit single (and 8th consecutive #1 hit single) on the chart.
Says FOR KING + COUNTRY: “’Love Me Like I Am’ is a song that speaks to God loving us right where we are, and just as we are. The fact that radio (and the fans!) rallied to bring this idea to this world is profoundly moving to us. We’re so grateful to Jordin Sparks for lending her talents in bringing this important message to the world!”
Adds Sparks, “#1 on the Billboard Charts! Thank you For King + Country for having me on this incredible record, and thank you to the radio stations and fans across the country for showing the love!”
Additionally, the Smallbones, with Hillary Scott of Lady A, recently garnered a 2023 Grammy® Award nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for their collaborative track, “For God Is With Us”. The song is co-written by the Smallbones, Josh Kerr, and Jordan Reynolds, with the official music video viewed more than 8.9 million times since its 2022 release.
FOR KING + COUNTRY remains one of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos.
In addition to their 2023 Grammy nomination, the due celebrated its first-ever American Music Award win for “Favorite Inspirational Artist.” Other career accolades include 10 GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, four Grammy Awards (with seven nominations), and 16 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Their 13 No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing 2 billion career streams and the act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds around the world.
For more information about FOR KING + COUNTRY visit: www.forkingandcountry.com.
For King + Country “What Are We Waiting For?’ The Tour | Part II
*Indicates additional festival/fair performances.
3/9/23 Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City, FL*
3/25/23 Blaisdell Arena Honolulu, HI
4/5/23 Resch Center Green Bay, WI
4/6/23 Vibrant Arena at the Mark Moline, IL
4/7/23 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
4/8/23 Colonial Life Arena Columbia, SC
4/13/23 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS
4/14/23 Brookshire Grocery Arena Bossier City, LA
4/15/23 Bell County Expo Belton, TX
4/16/23 American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX
4/20/23 Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY
4/21/23 MVP Arena Albany, NY
4/22/23 Chartway Arena Norfolk, VA
4/23/22 Toyota Oakdale Theatre Hartford, CT
4/27/22 First National Bank Arena Jonesboro, AR
4/28/22 Hartman Arena Wichita, KS
4/29/22 United Wireless Arena Dodge City, KS
4/30/22 Baxter Arena Omaha, NE
5/2/23 El Paso County Coliseum El Paso, TX
5/4/23 Foster Communications Coliseum San Angelo, TX
5/5/23 Reed Arena College Station, TX
5/6/23 Ford Park Beaumont, TX
5/7/23 United Supermarkets Arena Lubbock, TX
5/11/23 Enmarket Arena Savannah, GA
5/12/23 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL
5/13/23 Macon Coliseum Macon, GA
5/14/23 The Orion Amphitheater Huntsville, AL
5/24/23 Centennial Hall Winnipeg, AB
5/25/23 Elim Church Saskatoon, SK
5/26/23 ChristCity Church Edmonton, AB
5/27/23 ChristCity Church (2 shows) Edmonton, AB
5/29/23 WinSport Arena Calgary, AB
5/31/23 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC
6/9/23 Spirit West Coast Stockton, CA*
6/10/23 Fishfest 2023 Irvine, CA*
6/11/23 Family Life Radio Fest. Glendale, AZ*
7/16/23 Hills Alive Festival Rapid City, SD*
7/20/23 Truist Park Atlanta, GA*
7/22/23 Wild Adventures Theme Park Valdosta, GA*
8/7/23 Wisconsin State Fair West Allis, WI*
8/10/23 Iowa State Fair Des Moines, IA*
8/12/23 Unity Festival Muskegon, MI*
8/21/23 The Alaska State Fair Palmer, AK*
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, an American Music Award, 10 GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, and 16 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Their 13 No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing 2 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: www.forkingandcountry.com.
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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.
FOR KING + COUNTRY – Love Me Like I Am with Jordin Sparks (Official Performance Video) – YouTube