Four-time GRAMMY award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY announced the UK radio release of its unprecedented collaboration with the world-renowned entertainer Dolly Parton on the group’s award winning, RIAA Platinum single “God Only Knows,” as well as a powerful music video. The iconic Country Music Hall of Famer’s presence on the track takes the song to new heights, with shimmering acoustic guitars complementing the song’s message of hope. “God Only Knows” hit Top 30 on Mediabase and Billboard’s Hot AC charts in the U.S., while garnering 677 million radio impressions and over 200 million on-demand streams across all digital platforms. The Dolly Parton version, along with seven other versions of the song featuring various collaborators including Echosmith, Timbland, etc. are available now to all UK regional radio stations.
“Hearing Dolly sing that chorus and those words was an out of body experience for us as writers and artists,” says Joel Smallbone, one half of for KING & COUNTRY. “As soon as we heard her vocals on the track, we immediately realized that this song was meant for her voice.”
Dolly reflects, “When I first heard ‘God Only Knows’ I thought it was one of the best songs I’d ever heard. I came from a very spiritual background, and I love anything to do with inspirational songs that lift people up. I feel that this is a good song for right now, and it’s so well written. I know that it touched me at a time when I needed to be lifted up.”
Additionally, Dolly is featured in the powerful music video for “God Only Knows.” The full-length video was shot in Nashville, produced by Patrick Tohill and directed by Benjamin Smallbone. The music video featuring Dolly has been viewed over 10 million times, while all versions of the song’s videos have been viewed nearly a combined 80 million times.
Check out the interview Maverick did with Joel Smallbone HERE!
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