Today’s spotlight is a little different, but then again, the band For King and Country is a little different too.
Comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, some might know them as siblings of singer Rebecca St. James. They’ve been performing as a duo since 2007, but it wasn’t until 2009 that they formally became For King and Country. Younger brother Luke described how the name came about, “We wanted a band name that carried more meaning. We were in the studio recording our debut record that Joel had the idea of All The King’s Men, like the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme. Our producer overheard our conversation and swung around in his chair and said, ‘What about For King & Country?’ And we all felt a sense of providence in that moment. “For King and Country” was the battle cry of English soldiers willing to lay down their lives for their king and their country. And now it has become our mission, to lay down our lives for our King and our country.”
They’ve had numerous hits, but one of their bigger ones came with their song Joy, which crossed over into the secular charts as well and has had nearly 11 million plays on Spotify and over 7 million views on Youtube.
There’s a good interview with them here, put out yesterday, as they put on a concert in Pennsylvania last night. It gives a little more insight into the story behind their Christmas concert, which is the main focus of today’s spotlight.
I know Daisy posted this last week, but it’s so good, I wanted to post it again, especially if anyone missed it. If you didn’t it’s good enough to listen again 🙂
Prepare to crank it up.
Have a blessed Sunday all!