Country superstar Dolly Parton has joined two-time GRAMMY® award-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY for a remake of the group’s hit song “God Only Knows,” premiering tonight on music streaming outlets and a video on YouTube. The song is already a big hit on Christian radio and the partnership with one of the world’s most beloved music legends should take it to a whole new level, especially with audiences outside of Christian music.
“When I first heard ‘God Only Knows’ I thought it was one of the best songs I’d ever heard,” Parton said. “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.”
“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.”
“God Only Knows” recently won “Song of the Year” honors at the K-LOVE awards, received a Dove Award nomination for Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, and held the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Christian Songs chart for 11 weeks. Additionally, the song hit Top 30 on Mediabase and Billboard’s Hot AC charts while garnering 330 million radio impressions and over 65 million streams across all digital platforms.