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For King & Country to Make TV Debut on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” January 10
NASHVILLE, TN – – Critically-acclaimed new duo for KING & COUNTRY, who just wrapped up their first headlining tour, will make their late night debut on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on January 10, 2013.They are set to perform “The Proof of Your Love” from their debut album, Crave. Last week, iTunes released their “Best of 2012” list and named for KING & COUNTRY’s Crave as “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Album of 2012.” Amazon.com also just announced their “Best Music of 2012” list and named “The Proof of Your Love” as “Christian Music’s Song of the Year.” Radio has also been extremely supportive as for KING & COUNTRY was listed as the most played artist at Christian AC Indicator in 2012 according to Nielsen BDS.
The year kicked off with the breakout artists being named as one of Billboard’s 17 acts to watch in 2012. In February, for KING & COUNTRY released their debut album, Crave, launching them as CCM’s bestselling new artist of 2012. “To share our music with such a wide audience on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ is a humbling and exciting way to greet the new year! This opportunity as well as these accolades point directly to the power found in a team,” said Joel of for KING & COUNTRY. “The support we’ve had from our record label, booking agent, radio and ultimately our supporters, has made 2012 a year of deep meaning and great adventure! We’re humbled to receive these awards and celebrate them with you and the ‘team!’ Our motto has been and will continue to be, ‘no matter what we say, what we believe, or what we do, we’re bankrupt without love.’"
Additionally, for KING & COUNTRY just released a live video for their new single, “Baby Boy,” from the A Very Special Christmas, Bringing Peace on Earth album which benefits the Special Olympics. It is currently No. 4 on the Mediabase Christian AC chart as spotlighted in USA Today. The stunning live video for “Baby Boy” can be viewed here and fans can purchase the single at online retailers. For further information and upcoming tour dates on for KING & COUNTRY, please visit www.forKINGandCOUNTRY.com.
“The Proof of Your Love,” is the second single from the duo’s debut album, Crave, which was released earlier this year to outstanding critical praise. The video was the first-ever Christian music video to officially premiere in partnership with YouTube Music. for KING & COUNTRY were named as one of Billboard’s 17 acts to watch in 2012 and are already Contemporary Christian Music’s best-selling new artist of 2012. New Release Tuesday noted that Crave was “One of the Best Debut Projects in Years!” Their music has also piqued the interest of music fans outside the Christian genre. ET’s “The Insider” said the duo, “make music that speaks directly to your heart” and have been “gaining popularity in the alt-rock genre.” American Songwriter commented that “for KING & COUNTRY may just be Australia’s answer to Coldplay.”