for KING & COUNTRY Garners First Top 15 Billboard 200 Hit Album With
RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.
No. 1 Hit Single "Fix My Eyes" Featured On NBC TODAY Show
YOU MATTER—THE TOUR Logs Five Back-To-Back Sold-Out Events
The 5-star-acclaimed sophomore album from for KING & COUNTRY, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., released Sept. 16 from Word Entertainment and immediately soared to No. 1 on the Christian/Gospel and top 5 on the overall iTunes Albums charts. This week the album from Australian brothers Joel and Luke becomes the duo's first top 15 on the Billboard Top 200, landing at No. 13. Reflecting the duo's mission to stand and fight for something bigger than oneself, "to live a life that is for others - a life that is others-focused, God-focused," says Joel, the recording also beats by nearly five times the first week sales of their debut album, Crave, which became the highest-selling debut from a new artist when it released in 2012.
In addition to the success of the new album, the recording's multiple 2014 GMA Dove Award-nominated 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 (Franklin) 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, Las Vegas, Austin, Albuquerque and more before wrapping up at the Sun National Band Center in Trenton, NJ (11/22). YOU MATTER—THE TOUR dates and tickets are available now at www.forkingandcountry.com.