for KING & COUNTRY Team Up With Hannah Ellis and Jackson Michelson For ‘Together (The Country Collaboration)’

Four-time GRAMMY-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY has joined forces with rising country singers Hannah Ellis and Jackson Michelson for…

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 6, 2021

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Four-time GRAMMY-winning duo for KING & COUNTRY has joined forces with rising country singers Hannah Ellis and Jackson Michelson for a country rendition of their multi-week No.1, “Together.” 

Dubbed “Together (The Country Collaboration),” the new version of the song features the vocalists alongside violins, steel guitars, and banjos.

“In a time where this virus is not isolated to one people group or country or social class – it has become the great equalizer,” shares for KING & COUNTRY’s Joel and Luke Smallbone. “It is helping us all reconsider this beautiful concept that we all bleed the same blood. And if we are able to unite, and support — be a neighbor to someone, serve someone, reach out to someone – how might those acts of kindness change the scope of our futures, together?”

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The duo first debuted “Together” during the TOGETHER: A Night of Hope streaming event in March of 2020. Since then, the unifying song has resonated with fans around the globe. The track spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard and Mediabase Christian radio charts, reached No. 23 on the Hot AC chart and No. 13 on the AC chart.

“Together (The Country Collaboration)” is for KING & COUNTRY’s first country collab since joining Dolly Parton on the chart-topping, GRAMMY-winning song, “God Only Knows.” 

Click above to listen to “Together (The Country Collaboration).”

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.