Four-time GRAMMY® award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY announced today the UK radio release of its unprecedented collaboration with the world-renowned entertainer Dolly Parton on the group’s award winning, RIAA Platinum single “God Only Knows,” as well as a powerful music video, which can be viewedHERE. The iconic Country Music Hall of Famer’s presence on the track takes the song to new heights, with shimmering acoustic guitars complementing the song’s message of hope. “God Only Knows” hit Top 30 on Mediabase and Billboard’s Hot AC charts in the U.S., while garnering 677 million radio impressions and over 200 million on-demand streams across all digital platforms. The Dolly Parton version, along with seven other versions of the song featuring various collaborators including Echosmith, Timbland, etc. are available now to all UK regional radio stations.
“Hearing Dolly sing that chorus and those words was an out of body experience for us as writers and artists,” says Joel Smallbone, one half of for KING & COUNTRY. “As soon as we heard her vocals on the track, we immediately realized that this song was meant for her voice.”
Dolly reflects, “When I first heard ‘God Only Knows’ I thought it was one of the best songs I’d ever heard. I came from a very spiritual background, and I love anything to do with inspirational songs that lift people up. I feel that this is a good song for right now, and it’s so well written. I know that it touched me at a time when I needed to be lifted up.”
Additionally, Dolly is featured in the powerful music video for “God Only Knows.” The full-length video was shot in Nashville, produced by Patrick Tohill and directed by Benjamin Smallbone. The music video featuring Dolly has been viewed over 10 million times, while all versions of the song’s videos have been viewed nearly a combined 80 million times.
In a USA Today/Tennessean exclusive, for KING & COUNTRY discuss the details of how the collaboration came to be. You can read the article and watch the exclusive interview HERE.
The duo also recently released a special gold branded version of Burn The Ships (Deluxe Edition: Remixes & Collaborations) – the deluxe edition of the duo’s newly certified album. Bridging gaps and achieving “TOGETHERNESS” through cross-genre collaborations, Joel and Luke Smallbone spent the last two years creating fresh musical moments with a wide array of musical guests for this 17-song project. Listen to Burn The Ships (Deluxe Edition: Remixes & Collaborations) at the link HERE.
Burn The Ships (Deluxe Edition: Remixes & Collaborations) Track Listing:
3. God Only Knows
5. Burn The Ships
7. Fight On, Fighter
8. Need You More
10. Never Give Up
11. Hold Her
13. Amen (Reborn) [feat. Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Williams]
14. God Only Knows (feat. Dolly Parton)
15. Fight On, Fighter (Theatrical Remix)
16. joy. (Shadowlands Piano Remix)
17. God Only Knows (Timbaland Remix) [feat. Echosmith]