FOR KING & COUNTRY IS NAMED BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE FIRST-EVER K-LOVE FAN AWARDS
It was a big night Saturday for critically-acclaimed duo for KING & COUNTRY as they took home the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the K-Love Fan Awards voted on exclusively by the fans. In December, iTunes also selected their debut album, Crave, as their “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Album of 2012.” In addition to the big win they also performed their hit song “The Proof of Your Love” before a roaring sold-out crowd at the fan-filled Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
“To share the stage with such gifted people and to feel the incredible love of our supporters at the K-Love Fan Awards was overwhelming,” commented Joel of for KING & COUNTRY. “Thank you so much! God was honored at the Ryman Saturday night.”
The duo’s third single, “Middle of Your Heart,” from their debut album is currently at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR and No. 16 on NCA. This summer fans can catch them throughout the country on tour. For a complete list of tour dates and for further information on the band please visit www.forKINGandCOUNTRY.com.
On January 10, they made their late night debut performing “The Proof of Your Love,” Amazon.com’s “Christian Music’s Song of the Year,” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In 2012, for KING & COUNTRY were named as one of Billboard’s 17 acts to watch and were CCM’s best-selling new artist. New Release Tuesday noted that Crave was “One of the Best Debut Projects in Years!” ET’s “The Insider” said the duo, “make music that speaks directly to your heart” and have been “gaining popularity in the alt-rock genre.” American Songwriter commented that “for KING & COUNTRY may just be Australia’s answer to Coldplay.”