Why This For KING & COUNTRY Song is Totally Worth Your Time

Photo Courtesy of For KING & COUNTRY on Instagram

Why This For KING & COUNTRY Song is Totally Worth Your Time

By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Writer

Country icon Dolly Parton joined For KING & COUNTRY for the music video of “God Only Knows,” on Friday August 29, 2019.

Joel and Luke Smallbone, the Australian singers behind For KING & COUNTRY, first had the idea to include Parton on their song after seeing her Netflix movie DUMPLIN. Later, on a Skype call, Parton said she’d love to join the project.

Part of the lyrics read, “For the lonely, for the ashamed/ The misunderstood, and the ones to blame/ But if we could start over/ We could start over/ We could start over…But there’s a kind of love that God only knows”

Watch: This Video is a Reminder of Why We Love Dolly Parton So Much

Entertainment Tonight covered some behind the scenes of the music video. Parton said, “This song was heaven-sent, and I wanted to be a part of it because it just speaks to so many people that are having a hard time.” She later questioned her co-singers, “I think we need this song right now, don’t you?”

Luke Smallbone explained his awe of Parton’s vocal talent on the track, “I’m not gonna lie, the first time I heard @dollyparton’s vocal on ‘God Only Knows’ I thought – there is just something profound about the way she sings these words…. It has a potency and a weight to it that made me emotional…. How about you?”

The trio shot the music video in Parton’s neck of the woods in Nashville. The nearly four-minute music video shows three scenes with each singer in a low place before they join hands and affirm that “God only knows” about their struggles.

As of September 4, 2019, the music video on YouTube has almost 2 million views.

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Parton commented on the YouTube video, “Huge thanks to y’all for letting me be a part of this song! Such a special experience. Hope everyone loves it!”

Christian artist Tauren Wells, of the popular hit “Echo,” even replied to For KING & COUNTRY’s Instagram’s about the song. He said, “She’s a legend, and y’all are legends in the making.”

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Parton is a longtime friend of Movieguide® and her movie DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS won the Epiphany Prize at the Movieguide®  Awards in 2015.


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