Today, four-time GRAMMY award-winning Australian duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY announces its first ever full-length Christmas album, A Drummer Boy Christmas, due out on October 30th. You can pre-save, pre-add, and, pre-order the album now.
Joel and Luke Smallbone – the brothers that make up for KING & COUNTRY reflect, “The miracle of Christmas captivated us long ago and has been laced into the DNA of the band. We felt it was the imperfectly perfect time for us to do our small part in telling the story of the redemption that Christmas offers to all of us. So, bake those chocolate chip cookies, make a little hot chocolate, strike up that cozy fire, and let us take you on a 44 minute and 49 second musical Christmas journey to celebrate the greatest story the world has ever known!”
The album stems from a concept that originated near the start of the band, as rehearsals for a Christmas tour sparked the musical imagination of Joel and Luke Smallbone. Executive produced by GRAMMY winning musician and producer Aqualung (Matt Hales) and orchestrally arranged by Davide Rossi of Coldplay fame, A Drummer Boy Christmas includes 13 tracks and features two original Christmas songs entitled “Heavenly Hosts” and an emotionally moving ballad from Joseph’s perspective “A Carol of Joseph.” A Drummer Boy Christmas was produced by Tedd T. and for KING & COUNTRY and co-produced by Benjamin Backus.
With their most recent multi-week No. 1 hit, “TOGETHER” (feat. Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly), climbing into the Top 25 on the mainstream Hot AC chart, the duo has more exciting news to share.
for KING & COUNTRY celebrates the outstanding honor of One Billion total on-demand streams. Since 2012, for KING & COUNTRY has racked up seven No. 1 hits (many of them multi-week No. 1’s on multiple charts), four GRAMMY wins, a platinum single, high-energy nationally televised performances, and SOLD-OUT shows all over the world.
During ABC’s CMA Country Christmas in 2019, for KING & COUNTRY received a standing ovation during their unique rendition of “Little Drummer Boy.” You can check out their live performance below to get into the Christmas spirit as well as a sneak peek of what’s to come on for KING & COUNTRY’s A Drummer Boy Christmas.