For King and Country grab Aussie New Artist of the Year, join Casting Crowns on tour

Reigning Dove Awards’ “New Artist of the Year,” for KING & COUNTRY, just received an additional honor Down Under as they garnered the “Artist of the Year” title from Australia’s national Christian music airplay chart, The Rock Across Australia (TRAA). In 2013, for KING & COUNTRY generated the highest airplay by a Christian act spending 51 of 52 weeks on the chart and multiple weeks in the Top 10 with songs “Middle of Your Heart” and “Hope Is What We CRAVE” from their critically-acclaimed debut album Crave.  The Australian-born duo is currently gearing up to head out on Casting Crowns’ “Thrive Tour” on February 20 for 33 dates through May 3. Casting Crown’s “Thrive Tour” Dates: 2/20    Lexington, KY           Rupp Arena 2/21    Fort Wayne, IN         Memorial Coliseum 2/22    Getzville, NY             The Chapel At Crosspoint 2/27    Salisbury, MD           Wilcomico Youth and Civic Center 2/28    Portland, ME             Cumberland County Civic Center 3/1       Amherst, MA             Mullins Center 3/2       Philadelphia, PA      The Liacouras Center 3/4       Salem, VA                 Salem Civic Center 3/6       Johnson City, TN     Freedom Hall 3/7       Charlotte, NC            Bojangles’ Coliseum 3/8       Raleigh, NC              PNC Arena 3/13    Plymouth, MI             Northridge Church 3/14    Hoffman Estates, IL Sears Center Arena 3/15    Carbondale, IL          SIU Arena 3/20    Hershey, PA             GIANT Center 3/21    Newark, NJ               Prudential Center 3/22    Baltimore, MD           Baltimore Arena 3/27    Gainesville, FL         O’Connell Center 3/28    Tampa, FL                 USF Sun Dome 3/29    Winter Park, FL        Calvary Assemble of God 4/3       Independence, MO  Independence Event Center 4/4       Sioux Falls, SD        Sioux Falls Arena 4/5       Minneapolis, MN      Target Center 4/6       Duluth, MN               DECC Amsoil Arena 4/8       Fargo, ND                  Fargo Dome 4/10    Cedar Rapids, IA      US Cellular Center 4/11    Milwaukee, WI          Milwaukee Theatre 4/12    St. Charles, MO        Family Arena 4/17    Knoxville, TN            Knoxville Civic Auditorium And Coliseum 4/18    Tupelo, MS                BancorpSouth Arena 4/20    Albuquerque, NM    Calvary of Albuquerque (Easter Services) 5/1       Grand Rapids, MI     Van Andel Arena 5/2       Columbus, OH         Schottenstein Center 5/3       Charleston, WV        Charleston Civic Center For further information and a complete listing of dates visit FOR KING & COUNTRY, recently named “New Artist of the Year” at the 44th Annual Dove Awards and “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the first annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, released their critically acclaimed debut album, Crave, in 2012. On January 10, they made their late night debut performing their hit song and iTunes’ 2012 “Breakthrough Christian & Gospel Song of the Year,” “The Proof Of Your Love,” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In 2012, for KING & COUNTRY was 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.”