Today, it was announced that four-time GRAMMY award-winning duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist for KING & COUNTRY took home multiple honors at the 2021 K-LOVE Fan Awards, hosted at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House. Through fan votes, for KING & COUNTRY was named Artist of the Year as well as Group / Duo of the Year, becoming the artist with the most K-LOVE awards at thirteen total honors.
Joel Smallbone, one half of for KING & COUNTRY, shares in a statement:
“Seeing the K-LOVE Fan Awards return after a year’s hiatus and reuniting with so many familiar faces felt like the great first step back into the live collaborative music world. And I must say, the Grand Ole Opry House was electric.
Our heartfelt appreciation to our music-listener-family for taking the time to vote. Being the 2021 recipients of the Artist of the Year and Group / Duo of the Year awards is a greater and deeper encouragement than ever before. We’re thrilled to be stepping into these better days together and look forward to sharing new music with you later this year.”
The news of today’s wins marks another milestone for the platinum-selling duo in 2021, who were previously nominated for two 2021 Billboard Music Awards. Earlier this year, for KING & COUNTRY celebrated the RIAA Gold certification of their third studio album, Burn The Ships, and released a deluxe version featuring contributions from Dolly Parton, Timbaland, and more. To kick off 2021, for KING & COUNTRY dazzled ABC’s Good Morning America on New Year’s Day with a performance of their No. 1 hit single “joy.”
Burn The Ships has since propelled the duo to five straight No. 1s, including the platinum “God Only Knows,” and holiday classic “O Come, O Come Emmanuel (feat. NEEDTOBREATHE).” Currently, for KING & COUNTRY’s single “Amen” from Burn The Ships is No. 4 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart and No. 8 on the Hot Christian Songs chart. Burn The Ships continues to sit in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, slotting in at No. 7 and spending an impressive 138 weeks on the chart.