2019 has been a grand year for two-time Grammy award-winning duo, for KING & COUNTRY, as they have just received two Grammy nominations, an AMA nomination, and an exciting CMA Awards performance with country music legend, Dolly Parton. The duo will return to the CMA stage for the upcoming 10th annual “CMA Country Christmas,” where the duo performed their unique version of the classic Christmas single, “Little Drummer Boy.” The performance was so beloved that it garnered them a standing ovation from the audience. “CMA Country Christmas” will air Tuesday, December 3 at 9/8c on ABC.
“Growing up in Nashville and loving the songs that are born here, country music specifically has always been welcoming and familiar to us,” says Joel Smallbone, one half of for KING & COUNTRY. “So, to be invited to perform ‘Little Drummer Boy’ as part of the CMA Country Christmas felt like a lovely bear (or Santa Claus) hug, celebrating one of the great and most unifying holidays of the year.”
For KING & COUNTRY consists of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, and their version of “Little Drummer Boy,” has become a popular rendition, and has accumulated over 22 million views, over 500,000 shares, and is featured on the official CMA Country Christmas Spotify playlist, available here. Additionally, the duo received another standing ovation during their performance of “God Only Knows” with Dolly Parton at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” and the collaboration has received over 97 million on-demand streams. Their music video with Parton reached the number one spot on iTunes across all genres and has been viewed over 5 million times. Watch for KING & COUNTRY and Dolly Parton’s CMA Awards performance of “God Only Knows” here.
Source: Press Release