Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY are celebrating the two year anniversary of the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album, Crave, today. It spent over 60 consecutive weeks in the Top 25 on Billboard’s Christian Albums chart and sold nearly 140,000 units making them CCM’s best-selling debut record from 2012. In addition, Crave produced three Top 10 singles including their No. 1 smash hit “The Proof of Your Love,” “Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)” and “The Middle of Your Heart.” With its release, the duo also garnered seven Dove Award nominations and took home the Dove Awards’ “New Artist of the Year” and the K-LOVE Fan Awards’ “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” honors. To commemorate the two-year-mark, for KING & COUNTRY are offering fans a 20% discount on their merchandise online at www.forkingandcountry.com. The hardworking brothers, who can be seen tonight on TBN’s “Praise The Lord,” are currently on tour with Casting Crown and in the studio finalizing their sophomore album due out later this year.
Here is what the critics had to say about for KING & COUNTRY and Crave:
“ Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Album of 2012” – iTunes
One of 17 artists to watch in 2012 – Billboard
Named “The Proof of Your Love” as 2012’s “Christian Song of the Year” – Amazon.com
“for KING & COUNTRY may just be Australia’s answer to Coldplay.” - American Songwriter
"Crave is hands-down one of the best debut projects in years…Haunting, playful and deep all at once, it could quite easily beat out many of its mainstream counterparts…This is an extremely bright start for one best new acts in CCM and I can’t wait to see what comes next.” - 5/5 stars – NewReleaseTuesday.com
"Crave, as a whole is nothing short of brilliant…This is the can't-miss album of the year.” – ChristianMusicZine.com
“Luke and Joel Smallbone’s brand of music…has led some critics to compare them to Coldplay and other major musical talents. But, in a way, even such flattering comparisons are unfair to for KING & COUNTRY….the brothers songs are truly gripping, almost like vignettes about their own lives.” – MTV’s Ourstage
for KING & COUNTRY, recently named “New Artist of the Year” at the 44th Annual Dove Awards and “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the first annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, released their critically acclaimed debut album, Crave, on February 28, 2012. On January 10, they made their late night debut performing their hit song and iTunes’ 2012 “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Song of the Year,” “The Proof Of Your Love,” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In 2012, for KING & COUNTRY was named as one of Billboard’s 17 acts to watch and were CCM’s best-selling new artist. For further information and a complete listing of dates visit www.forKINGandCOUNTRY.com.