Okay, so this is newsworthy to me for one reason—I got to see for King & Country first on Friday night at the WFRN Friend Fest!
Free bouncy houses.
$1.00 bottles of water.
Backstage passes for me and Alex because I’m a card carrying member of the media.
Yeah, from a fan perspective who really needs all the hoopla of a giant NASCAR Stadium anyway? (If you couldn’t tell, I’m not a fan of racing. In my opinion, NASCAR is not a real sport. Basketball, baseball, and football are sports. Sitting in a car driving around really fast in a big circle, not a sport. Don’t even try to convince me, it has been done before and it has not worked nor will it ever. Just sayin’.)
Just the same, how awesome that for King & Country was able to perform in front of 16,000 fans?! (I’m sure it wasn’t quite the same as Friday since Alex wasn’t there, but you know, can’t win ’em all. This is still quite an accomplishment!)
From Press Release:
FOR KING & COUNTRY PERFORMED BEFORE A SOLD-OUT CROWD AT
NEW LIFE 91.9 FM WRCM’S “FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM CELEBRATION” AT
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT
Nashville, TN – (June 25, 2013) – On Saturday night, for KING & COUNTRY took the stage at New Life 91.9 FM WRCM’s “Faith, Family and Freedom Celebration” at Charlotte Motor Speedway in front of an audience of over 16,000 fans. The celebration also featured performances by Building 429, Mandisa, Sanctus Real and Plumb. In addition, this weekend the band’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Crave, launched back into the Top 10 on the iTunes’ Christian Albums chart over 70 weeks after its initial release.
“We were thrilled to have for KING & COUNTRY as a key part of our Faith, Family & Freedom Celebration Saturday,” said Joe Paulo, Director of Broadcasting for New Life 91.9 WRCM. “Their energy and enthusiasm were contagious to the crowd and their music was incredible. They were a perfect fit for this event! Our social media outlets absolutely lit up with passionate comments about the band’s performance that night and for days afterward. Most importantly, however, they effectively communicated the life-changing reality of Jesus Christ with the talents that He has given to them.”
Joel of for KING & COUNTRY added, “To stand alongside 15,000 fans shouting songs of hope on zMAX Dragway Saturday felt like a piece of heaven coming to earth.”
“Middle of Your Heart” is for KING & COUNTRY’s third single from their debut album, Crave, which was named iTunes “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Album of 2012.” On June 1, the duo was named “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the first-ever K-LOVE Fan Awards. In addition, this past January, for KING & COUNTRY made their late night debut performing “The Proof of Your Love,” Amazon.com’s “Christian Music’s Song of the Year,” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In 2012, for KING & COUNTRY were named as one of Billboard’s 17 acts to watch and were CCM’s best-selling new artist. New Release Tuesday noted that Crave was “One of the Best Debut Projects in Years!” 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.”
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