for KING & COUNTRY have praised the “beautiful encouragement” they’ve acquired from Dolly Parton.
Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone are fearing as much as launch a festive album, ‘A Drummer Boy Christmas’, later this month and although their ‘God Only Knows’ collaborator may even convey out a report, ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’, on the similar time, she’s been nothing however supportive.
They stated: “To be put in the same conversation as dear Dolly Parton, on any level, be it a collaboration or a Christmas album, is a true honour.
“We’re proud that we’ll each be contributing to folks’s 2020 Christmas expertise and providing a little bit of hope.
“Her belief in us as a band and what she offered to ‘God Only Knows’ by saying – and I quote – ‘I believe this is one of the most inspirational songs I’ve heard’ was a beautiful encouragement as writers and musicians.. and we’ve take that confidence into our Christmas project.”
The band’s album has been within the pipeline for a number of years however they’re delighted to be bringing it out in time for a Christmas they hope will likely be “the most joyous reprieve” following a yr of turmoil with the coronavirus disaster.
They added: “This album has really been eight years in the making. Christmas music was really written into the DNA of the band from the beginning.
“So to take all the historical past and our love of Christmas songs (singles and EPS) and to pour it right into a full-length album, 45 minutes of music.
“After the year the world has faced.. We believe Christmas 2020 will be the most joyous reprieve and hope-filled Christmas we’ve ever experienced. So we are thrilled, to say the least, that this project has finally come into existence.
Joel and Luke have always been captivated by the “miracle of Christmas” and hope to share their enthusiasm for the holiday season with their fans.
They said: “The miracle of Christmas captivated us way back and has been laced into the DNA of the band. We felt it was the imperfectly good time for us to do our small half in telling the story of the redemption that Christmas provides to all of us.
“So, bake these chocolate chip cookies, make a bit scorching chocolate, strike up that cozy fireplace, and allow us to take you on a 44 minute and 49 second musical Christmas journey to rejoice the best story the world has ever identified!”
‘A Drummer Boy Christmas’ will likely be launched on 30 October.