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September 16, 2014 12:54 ET

for KING & COUNTRY's RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. Releases Today, Immediately Hits No. 1 on iTunes

Lead Single, "Fix My Eyes," Holds the No. 1 Spot for Six Consecutive Weeks; YOU MATTER -- THE TOUR Launches With Sold-Out Shows

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - Reigning New Artist of the Year Dove Award recipients for KING & COUNTRY, consisting of Australian brothers Joel and Luke, release today their highly anticipated sophomore album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. (http://smarturl.it/rwlfls). The album hit No. 1 on iTunes this morning and their lead single, "Fix My Eyes," has sold over 100,000 downloads. The song further claims the No. 1 spot for the sixth consecutive week at CHR radio.

Songs from RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG. are also gaining national attention through significant TV placement. "To The Dreamers" is featured in "The Shows That Touch You" NBC campaign to promote its fall lineup (http://youtu.be/nPHXIsip5pE), while CBS featured the encouraging anthem, "It's Not Over Yet," during its airing of the Men's Semifinals of the US Open Tennis Championships.

The duo also recently 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.

With the momentum building around today's launch of the new album, for KING & COUNTRY's major market, 40-city fall YOU MATTER -- THE TOUR kicked-off Sunday (9/14) with a sold-out show in Nashville (Franklin, TN). The tour will continue into cities like Washington, D.C. (Woodbridge, VA), Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, San Diego, Los Angeles (Lake Forest, CA), 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 will feature hits like "The Proof Of Your Love" from their critically acclaimed debut album, Crave, as well as new songs derived 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

With RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., for KING & COUNTRY has created an album that lives up to the band's name, a reflection of standing and fighting for something bigger than yourself, a mission statement that drove the duo from the first words written for this project until the last note was recorded.

"RUN WILD. LIFE FREE. LOVE STRONG. is a statement of reclaiming our birthright as humans to live a life that is for others and in that, find what it truly means to run wild, live free and love strong," said Joel.

About for KING & COUNTRY
The duo was 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. Their critically acclaimed album, Crave, released in 2012, is the highest selling debut from a new artist in their genre that year. They made their late night debut performing their hit song "The Proof Of Your Love" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the song was named an iTunes' Breakthrough Song of the Year. ET's "The Insider" said for KING & COUNTRY "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." In 2012, they were named one of Billboard's 17 acts to watch.

For more information and a complete listing of tour dates, please visit:
 www.forKINGandCOUNTRY.com, www.facebook.com/forkingandcountry and https://twitter.com/4kingandcountry.

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