For King & Country Enters Billboard Hot 100 for the First Time Thanks to Dolly Parton

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Thanks to Dolly Parton's vocal input into For King & Country's "God Only Knows," the song received a boost in terms of sales, downloads, airplay and streams this week. This allows "God Only Knows" to debut at the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 94, marking the duo's first ever entry into the tally. 

In terms of the Christian charts, "God Only Knows" rebounds 5-1 on Billboard's Christian Digital Song Sales chart for a second week at the summit. And it jumps 8-2 on Christian Streaming Songs, while adding a 22nd week at its No. 2 high on Hot Christian Songs. Interesingly, Parton is not credited on any of the charts noted, as, even with her version boosting the song overall, airplay and streams for the original still accounted for the majority of its consumption in the tracking week.

"God Only Knows" recently won "Song of the Year" honors at the K-LOVE awards, received a Dove Award nomination for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, and held the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Christian Songs chart for 11 weeks. Additionally, the song hit Top 30 on Mediabase and Billboard's Hot AC charts while garnering 330 million radio impressions and over 65 million streams across all digital platforms.

About for KING & COUNTRY

Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY is comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone. October 2018 saw the release of their much anticipated third studio album burn the ships, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album's soaring GRAMMY® nominated debut single, "joy," held the No. 1 spot for four consecutive weeks, marking the group's highest debut on three Billboard charts. Their current single, "God Only Knows" has reached #1 on the Billboard Audience chart and has accumulated close to 65 million global on-demand streams, increasing the duo's career on demand streams to 661 million. To kick off 2019, Joel & Luke launched Part I of their burn the ships | world tour, performing in their Australian homeland for the first time and selling out every show, including the iconic Sydney Opera House. Their previous album, the gold-certified RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. debuted at No. 1 on iTunes, and produced two GRAMMYs®, four Dove Awards, a successful 60-date arena tour, and a world tour that has so far produced 22 sold out dates. They have garnered five No. 1 hits, nine Top 10 hits, and had songs featured on the Emmys, Super Bowl, Sunday Night Football and other high-profile events, including performances on The Tonight Show, Today Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! In October 2016, the Smallbone brothers released the indie film inspired by their No. 1 hit of the same name, Priceless, about human trafficking.

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