For King and Country Songs For King and Country is a very successful country duo from Nashville. Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone are the members of the duo. They are brothers, originally from Australia. Joel was born on the 5th of June 1984 and Luke was born on the 22nd of October 1986. They immigrated to the USA as children from Australia. These Christian pop singers or pop duo initially called Joel & Luke and also known as Austoville late they change the name to “For King and Country”, for short “ King and Country”
They released their first record as Joel and Luke, then in 2012 Crave. The duo was lucky enough to recognize by Billboard and mentioned as “ New artists to watch” this happened in 2012. In 2014 they were famous as “Australia’s answer to Coldplay”. The same year they released their second album and become a huge success. Album is called Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong led to winning a Grammy for the album.
Their success hasn’t stopped there, in 2018 Burn the ships album was released and got the gold status. Albums “God only knows” became most famous and got platinum status and had altogether 4 singles, “Burn the Ships” and “Joy” singles achieved gold status. The duo has worked together with many great artists like Timbaland, Lecrae, Needtobreathe, and many more.
Here is the real story behind the name change to “For King and Country” from “Joel & Luke”. Two brothers felt the need to change their name for some time because they needed more meaning to the band. While they were in the studio recording Debut, Joel came up with a new name “All the King’s Men”, which originally sounded like Humpty Dumpty rhyme. The producer of the Debut heard this name-changing conversation and sat with them and said, “what do you guys think about ‘For King and Country?” the name immediately felt it had more meaning than the original. These are the words utter by English Soldiers before they run for the battle to give their life to the king and to the country, let’s say it’s the battle cry.
King and country songs
- God Only Knows
- Burn The Ships
- Fix My Eyes
- God Only Knows