MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING DUO TO EMBARK ON 16-CITY “A DRUMMER BOY CHRISTMAS | THE 2023 TOUR EXPERIENCE” ON NOVEMBER 25
NASHVILLE, TENN. (Nov. 15, 2023) Multi-GRAMMY® Award winning and RIAA Platinum-selling Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING + COUNTRY, received a 2024 Grammy® Award nomination with multi-Platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks for their recently released song, “LOVE ME LIKE I AM.” The single is up for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” and marks the eighth Grammy® nomination of the duo’s career (with four wins). Check out the song HERE.
Says for KING + COUNTRY, “The idea that God is loving us right where we are and as we are, and the importance of extending a hand and loving each other in the same way is profound and seems to be something we need in this moment in time. When we first connected with Jordin about this song, we could never have imagined the reception it’s received. It continues to show up in places we could never have imagined. Our deepest thanks to each of you for encouraging, supporting, and spreading these ideas wider, as well as to the Recording Academy. And to dear Jordin, for lending her voice to it!”
Adds Sparks, “I am extremely honored to share this Grammy nomination with the incredible ‘for KING + COUNTRY. It’s amazing what can happen when you are open and say yes. I can’t wait to see everyone on music’s biggest night!”
Written by Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Josh Kerr, and Michael Pollack (BMI Pop Writer of the Year; “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus; Justin Bieber, Beyonce); and produced by for KING + COUNTRY, Josh Kerr (GRAMMY® winning songwriter), and Jeff Sojka, “LOVE ME LIKE I AM (feat. Jordin Sparks),” was the duo’s 13th #1 hit single on Billboard’s Christian Airplay Chart, followed by their recent single “What Are We Waiting For?,” which marks their 14th #1 track (and 9th consecutive #1 hit single) on Billboard airplay.
Additionally, the duo is gearing up to embark on their highly anticipated “A DRUMMER BOY CHRISTMAS | THE 2023 TOUR EXPERIENCE,” which kicks off on Nov. 25 in Chicago, IL. Their annual holiday spectacle will feature an extraordinary production, blending festive visuals and stunning lighting and staging effects, for a high-octane show that for KING + COUNTRY has become known for. With multiple sold-out dates and high demand for tickets, the duo will perform in 16 major markets at some of the largest venues across North America and Canada. For the fourth consecutive year, for KING + COUNTRY will also bring its annual show to Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House, marking this as the first ever concert residency at the Opry House. The duo will close the holiday tour in their hometown with three consecutive performances in Nashville before wrapping up with a world-wide livestream concert event on Dec. 22. Visit www.forkingandcountry.com to purchase tickets.
The 66th annual Grammy® Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at Los Angeles’ Crypto.com Arena, and will broadcast on CBS and Paramount+.
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, a Billboard Music Award, 10 GMA Dove Awards, and 17 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 various philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as numerous programs in support of the arts. In addition, “Unsung Hero,” Joel Smallbone’s directorial debut film from for KING + COUNTRY Entertainment has been picked up by Lionsgate with a theatrical release date of April 26, 2024. Titled from the duo’s song of the same name that was dedicated to their parents, the biopic follows the Smallbone family’s immigration from Australia to the United States. Check out the trailer HERE. For more information about for KING + COUNTRY visit: www.forkingandcountry.com.
ABOUT JORDIN SPARKS
Jordin Sparks is a two-time Grammy®-nominated, multi-Platinum singer/songwriter and actress who, in one of the show’s highest-rated seasons, garnered worldwide attention as the winner of season six “American Idol.” Cumulatively, Sparks’ popular singles have sold over 10 million digital tracks in the U.S. Sparks is also a gifted songwriter. Arianna Grande’s smash single, “The Way,” was co-written by Sparks and earned her a B.M.I. songwriting award. Sparks has garnered two B.E.T. Awards, one American Music Award, and one People’s Choice Award, and has been nominated for two MTV Awards and two GRAMMY Awards.
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.