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fK&C Garners Top-15 Debut on Billboard 200 With Sophomore Album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.

YOU MATTER—THE TOUR Launches With Five Back-To-Back Sold-Out Shows

 

for KING & COUNTRY’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., was released Sept. 16 and immediately soared to Top-5 on the overall iTunes Albums charts (http://smarturl.it/rwlfls). This week the album from Australian brothers Joel and Luke becomes the duo’s first debut in the Top-15 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, landing at No. 13.

 

In addition to the success of the new album, the recording’s lead single, “Fix My Eyes,” was featured this week on NBC’s TODAY show. The song, slated to be heard during the show over the next few weeks, has also sold well over 112,000 downloads, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs Chart and continues to hold the No.1 position for the seventh consecutive week at CHR radio.

 

Remarkably, “Fix My Eyes” is not the only song featuring for KING & COUNTRY to land at No. 1 this week. The duo’s collaboration with LeCrae, “Messengers (feat. for KING & COUNTRY),” lands on top of Billboard’s Gospel Digital Songs chart. The song is featured on LeCrae’s Anomaly, which was the No. 1-seller on Billboard’s Top 200 last week, and has now sold over 120,000 copies. for KING & COUNTRY and LeCrae kept close company this week on iTunes’ albums chart, sitting side-by-side in the top 10.

 

As the momentum continues at radio and retail, for KING & COUNTRY’s major market, 40-city fall YOU MATTER—THE TOUR continues to see capacity crowds. Following sold-out events in Nashville and Knoxville, TN, and 6,000-plus people in attendance in Louisville, KY, the tour continues with sold-out events in Pittsburgh tonight, Indianapolis tomorrow and Mansfield on Friday. The tour will then continue into cities like Washington, D.C. (Woodbridge, VA), San Diego, Los Angeles (Brentwood & Lake Forest) Las Vegas, Austin, Albuquerque and more before wrapping up at the Sun National Band Center in Trenton, NJ (11/22). Sponsored by Compassion International, all YOU MATTER—THE TOUR dates and tickets are available now at www.forkingandcountry.com.

 

The tour features hits like “To The Dreamers,” which is featured in “The Shows That Touch You” NBC campaign to promote its fall lineup (http://youtu.be/nPHXIsip5pE), “It’s Not Over Yet,” which CBS featured during its airing of the Men's Semifinals of the US Open Tennis Championships, “Fix My Eyes” and many more songs from their new 14-track album.

 

The new hits have been cultivated from a long, at times painful, but ultimately enriching journey that led to the recording of RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., and is chronicled in a new video featured at http://smarturl.it/fkcepk. Earlier this year, for KING & COUNTRY performed during the 16th Annual GRAMMY Block Party in Nashville, and completed an interview with Grammy.com that can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNI3RRc2WVM.

 

Nominated for four 2014 Dove Awards, for KING & COUNTRY is also set to perform “Fix My Eyes” on the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards Oct. 7 in Nashville, TN.