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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.

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.

Vinyl Album Sequence:

Side A
1. In The Bleak Midwinter (Prologue)
2. Joy To The World
3. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (feat. NEEDTOBREATHE)
4. Won’t You Come
5. Heavenly Hosts
6. Do You Hear What I Hear?

Side B
7. Silent Night
8. A Christmas Monologue
9. Little Drummer Boy
10. The Carol Of Joseph (I Believe In You)

Side C
11. O Come All Ye Faithful
12. Go Tell It On The Mountain (feat. Gabby Barrett) 13. Angels We Have Heard On High
14. In The Bleak Midwinter (Epilogue)

Side D
15. Little Drummer Boy (Live)* 16. Baby Boy (Live)*
17. Glorious (Live)*
18. Into The Silent Night (Live)*



FOR KING + COUNTRY is one of the music industry’s most respected and decorated duos. Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, seven GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their ten No. 1 songs (seven consecutive) have produced an astonishing 2 billion career streams. The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand. FOR KING + COUNTRY’s most recent album, the RIAA Gold certified Burn The Ships debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and has since propelled the duo to seven consecutive No. 1 songs including “joy.,” “TOGETHER (feat. Kirk Franklin & Tori Kelly),” and the 11- week platinum smash “God Only Knows.” The global hitmakers have collaborated with a diverse list of artists including the legendary Dolly Parton, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Timbaland, amongst others. Joel and Luke Smallbone are committed to numerous philanthropic efforts focused on human trafficking, children in need, as well as numerous programs in support of the arts.

About Curb | Word Entertainment

In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels: Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop. For more information visit

November 3, 2022 7:44am ET by Fifth Element PR  

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