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The Artists whose songs we play on Celebration Radio KAMB share their testimony of faith in Jesus Christ through their music.

for KING + COUNTRY

Luke and Joel Smallbone were raised in Sydney, Australia by their concert promoter father David Smallbone and their mom Helen.  A tour that David Smallbone organized went wrong, resulting in the family losing everything, so in 1991 they relocated to Nashville. A few years went by and the brothers started to supply background vocals and other supporting roles for their sister, Rebecca St. James, and various bands. Shortly after Luke graduated from high school, the brothers decided to explore the possibility of forming a band, and in 2007, they began performing as their band. They began their career as “Joel & Luke”, which they later changed to “Austoville”, before settling on their current name.

In 2009, they changed their name to “For King & Country”, after a British battle cry. Luke said,

“We wanted a band name that carried more meaning. We were in the studio recording our debut record that Joel had the idea of All The King’s Men, like the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme. Our producer overheard our conversation and swung around in his chair and said, ‘What about For King & Country?’ And we all felt a sense of providence at that moment. “For King and Country” was the battle cry of English soldiers willing to lay down their lives for their king and their country. And now it has become our mission, to lay down our lives for our King and our country.”

Unsung Hero

Moms have been the most giving, selfless people we encounter as we grow up.  To Joel and Luke, their admiration and thanks for their mother was so great they needed to create a tribute song and video for her. “Unsung Hero” honors the Smallbones’ parents’ journey, as they recall the sacrifices they made in supporting their children’s musical ambitions, and molding them into the men they are now.

Joel and Luke also made a film with their brother Ben about their mother with the same title, Unsung Hero. The film is scheduled to release on 26 April 2024 in theaters. Unsung Hero the movie is directed by Joel Smallbone, making his directorial debut. Joel also stars in the film in the role of his father David. Its a movie that like the song is based on a remarkable true story, a mom’s faith stands against all odds; and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs.

for KING + COUNTRY – Unsung Hero (Official Lyric Video)

Lyrics

Once upon a time, you were twenty-five
Walking up the aisle
You made the promise of your life

Blinked twice and you were twenty-nine
Singing lullabies
And I looked up at you for the first time

Words fall short but I am sure
There'll never be
Anyone like you, you're

You're strong like your father
Even when you are scared
When I was in trouble
You never left me there
And you love like your mother
Like there's nothing to lose
You're an unsung hero
So I'll sing this song for you

Woke up, I was twenty-one
And I fell in love
Remember how I told you that I'd

Searched the world and I found the girl
And oh, how she
Reminds me of you, you're

Strong like your father
Even when you are scared
When I was in trouble
You never left me there
And you love like your mother
Like there's nothing to lose
You're an unsung hero
So I'll sing this song for you

For all the times I fell down
You showed me how to stand
And when we crossed the ocean
You were my safe place to land
Been on a thousand stages
But when it's all said and done
I hope I make you proud of
Of the man that I've become

To be strong like my father
Even when I am scared
And when someone's in trouble
I'll never leave them there
And I'll love like my mother
Like there's nothing to lose
You're my unsung hero
And I sing this song for you


Connect With for KING + COUNTRY

Website: https://www.forkingandcountry.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forkingandcountry/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ForKingAndCountry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forkingandcountry/

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