Four-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo and Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist FOR KING + COUNTRY, releases its full-length 12” Double Vinyl, 180 Gram Christmas album A Drummer Boy Christmas, out now.
Click HERE to listen to A Drummer Boy Christmas, and click HERE to watch the official music video for “Little Drummer Boy.”
Joel Smallbone, one half of FOR KING + COUNTRY, shares his thoughts on the album release:
“This album has been eight years in the making. It all started in an old factory on a dreary 2012 autumn night where we dreamt up our rendition of “Little Drummer Boy.” And from that day to this, and with a load Christmas tours, singles and EPs under our belt, we’ve fallen in love with this miraculous season and it’s been written into the band’s DNA.
“So, when the hardship of 2020 took hold of the world, we thought that it would be the imperfectly perfect year to put together our first ever full-length Christmas record. And what a recording journey it’s been, and an international one at that, from producers (Matt Hales) in Bath, England, to string orchestration (Davide: Coldplay) in Copenhagen, to recording with our live band in Nashville or mixing in London – this album has truly been a global creation.
A Drummer Boy Christmas debuted on the iTunes charts at No. 4 overall and No. 1 on the Holiday chart. The song ‘Little Drummer Boy’ has over 100 Million streams.
Joining FOR KING + COUNTRY on their milestone 18 -track double vinyl album is the award-winning band NEEDTOBREATHE – featured on “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” and rising star Gabby Barrett – featured on “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” The collection also features two original Christmas songs entitled “Heavenly Hosts” and an emotionally moving ballad from Joseph’s perspective entitled “The Carol of Joseph (I Believe In You).” Known for their explosive and unique live rendition of the Christmas staple “Little Drummer Boy,” Joel and Luke Smallbone of FOR KING + COUNTRY implement that same energy into the totality of A Drummer Boy Christmas.
Previously, FOR KING + COUNTRY’s drive-in concert in Spring Hill, Tennessee, raised over $50,000 for The Well Outreach, a local food pantry, and meal distribution initiative. The duo’s previous upcoming tour A Drummer Boy Christmas supported The Salvation Army along with their Rescue Christmas initiative.