Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY ventures into the Latino market for the first time with their latest hit, “God Only Knows” in its Spanish translation titled “Solo Dios Sabe” with Latin GRAMMY® nominated band, Miel San Marcos. “Solo Dios Sabe” is available now on all digital platforms HERE.
You can watch the lyric video for “Solo Dios Sabe” HERE.
for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone, chose this song about self-love because of the impact it has caused in its original version. This song, maybe more than any other in their career as a duo, has been more touching and overwhelming to the point of being challenging.
“As so many writers and artists will attest, anytime you are able to share a song and it impacts people, it is really beautiful. The letters, responses, and the comments have brought me, on many days, to my knees,” Joel shares.
The brothers understand that things like depression, losing a loved one, losing a child, suicide, chronic intense loneliness are very real. As ambassadors of a message of hope and faith, for KING & COUNTRY feel the responsibility to talk about these subjects and bring light to anyone going through those situations.
“We live in a more connected society than we ever have in the history of the world, but yet it seems we are more disconnected than we ever have been,” Joel explains with the honesty that characterizes the duo. “I believe that the two great common denominators are God and music. We have an opportunity to take this message around the world and that is our charge. With all this song has meant to our supporters and the message behind it we felt it was important to take this song globally.”
With this in mind, for KING & COUNTRY collaborates with Miel San Marcos, one of the most influential Latin Christian groups in the Spanish-speaking world. The duo is excited to partner with Miel San Marcos, who found the lyrics of “God Only Know” to be very relevant and uplifting to their vast Latino audience. Miel San Marcos - founded by brothers, Josh, Luis and Samy Morales - has taken this collaboration to a new level by creating something that will connect with the Spanish-speaking audience.
“God Only Knows” recently won “Song of the Year” honors at the K-LOVE awards, and spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard Christian Airplay chart. Additionally, the song hit Top 30 on Mediabase and Billboard’s Hot AC charts while garnering 202 million radio impressions and over 25 million streams across all digital platforms. The gripping music video for “God Only Knows” has been viewed over 26 million times, watch the original music video HERE.
The Burn the Ships tour will bring the bow of the proverbial “ship” to life with a thrilling new stage and lighting setup, and will hit arenas in major markets including Nashville, TN; Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles. For the first time since starting the band, for KING & COUNTRY will be able to share the music and heart behind it in the most inspirational and theatrical way they’ve been able to yet.
About for KING & COUNTRY
Two-time GRAMMY® award-winning Australian duo, for KING & COUNTRY, comprised of brothers Joel & Luke Smallbone, released their much anticipated third studio album, burn the ships in October 2018…a sweeping musical landscape that explores themes of new beginnings, forgiveness, hope, and love. The album’s soaring debut and GRAMMY® nominated 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 over 27 million total streams. This marks for KING & COUNTRY’s fastest rise to No. 1 to date. To kick off 2019, Joel & Luke launched Part I of their burn the ships | world tour, performing in their Australian homeland for the very 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, and a hugely successful 60-date arena tour. They have garnered four 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.
About Miel San Marcos
Miel San Marcos is one of the most influential bands in Latin CCM. The band was founded by three brothers, Josh, Luis and Samy Morales, in the rural town of San Marcos, Guatemala. With twelve albums, they have traveled the world sharing original hits, many translated from Spanish to English, Portuguese, Italian and French. During their career, the band has toured more than 22 countries. In 2017, the band recorded “Pentecostés” in New York City at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. The projects, “Como En El Cielo”, “Tu Habitación” & “Pentecostés” debuted #1 on iTunes Latino, as well as top 10 on Billboard’s Latin Music Charts. They have been recognized with numerous awards, including three Dove Awards and a Latin Grammy nomination. Miel San Marcos continues on their world tour, where they share the messages of love and hope to a generation that seeks a better world through music.