For KING & COUNTRY Receives Overwhelming Response to “Together’”
by Ginny McCabe
Four-time GRAMMY® award winning artist for KING & COUNTRY has released a song and video to remind listeners what it means to be “Together” during these unprecedented times. “Together” first debuted on “Good Morning America” and features Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly.
“We are so grateful that ‘Together’ has finally found its way from our hearts to your ears,” said Joel and Luke Smallbone in an Instagram statement, “Thank you to Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly for your extraordinary spirit, and to all of you who lent us your stories and voices to make this music video possible. We hope that this video offers a bit of light and ‘togetherness’ during this time.”
Filmed with social distancing guidelines in place, “Together” delivers a timely message of hope and strength. The song opens with Luke Smallbone singing the words, “This is for the busted hearts/This is for the question marks/This is for the outcast soul/Lost control, no one knows.” The song has received an overwhelming response from listeners across the globe.
Millions have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and “Together” allows some to share their personal stories through signs they hold up in the video like “Loneliness,” “I hate social distancing,” “My Dad died from COVID-19,” “My Sweet 16 got cancelled,” and many more. The messages conveyed reflect on struggle and perseverance to optimism and second chances.
“Together” quickly charted at No. 5 on the iTunes overall Top Songs Chart and amassed over half a million on-demand streams in the first three days after its release. “Together” was also featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, and appeared on Apple Music’s New Music Daily and Today’s Top Pop Hits playlists.
for KING & COUNTRY is comprised of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone. In 2019, the duo collaborated with Dolly Parton to release a version of the duo’s 11-week No. 1 hit “God Only Knows.” Earlier this year, for KING & COUNTRY won two GRAMMY® awards. One for “God Only Knows” (with Dolly Parton) in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category, and a second honor for Burn the Ships, which won a GRAMMY® in the Contemporary Christian Music Album category.
The duo’s Burn the Ships World Tour has sold-out at over 40 venues across the globe. For the latest news and updates on for KING & COUNTRY, visit www.forkingandcountry.com.
Named “Best Freelance Writer” in Ohio’s Best Journalism 2018 competition and a Kiplinger Fellow in 2019, Ginny McCabe’s work can be seen in publications like Journal-News, Reuters and O, The Oprah Magazine. Secrets Young Women Keep (Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins) is an ECPA Silver Medallion winner and has been featured on the CBA Young Adult Bestseller Lists. Connect with Ginny at www.ginnymccabe.com and on Twitter @ginnymccabe.