The movie ‘Unsung Hero’ will be seen in theaters soon. It is a very much awaited movie that speaks about humble beginnings and reaching one’s dreams.
For KING + COUNTRY
Before ‘Unsung Hero,’ the two artists from the band For KING + COUNTRY, Luke and Joel Smallbone first shared their calling in crafting Christian songs, making them the quadruple GRAMMY®-winning progressive pop artist-songwriters.
According to its official website, “brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone have won four GRAMMY Awards, 10 GMA Dove Awards, a Billboard Music Award, 13 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and their nine No. 1 songs have produced an astonishing accumulation of over one billion on-demand streams. The RIAA Platinum-selling act’s live show has been hailed as a must-see concert event that continues to wow sold-out crowds whether in the U.S.A, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, or New Zealand.”
But success didn’t come fast or easy. Behind the scenes were countless sacrifices, challenges, struggles, and tears.
‘Unsung Hero,’ The Making
In the movie “Unsung Hero,’ tells the story of how their parents’ support and sacrifices laid the foundation for their children to pursue their calling and chase their dreams.
“Our parents immigrated from Australia when my father was 40. They had six kids and then had a seventh here,” Luke Smallbone told Billboard. “It wasn’t until a tour that my dad had in Australia went wrong that we lost everything we had… So we came to America broke, and it forced us to really bond as a family. We were all Australians in a new country, we all talked weird. Our family has five boys and two girls and we’ve all just had each other’s backs.”
‘Unsung Hero’ Synopsis
“Based on a remarkable true story, Unsung Hero follows David Smallbone as he moves his family from Down Under to the States, searching for a brighter future after his successful music company collapses. With nothing more than their seven children, suitcases, and their love of music, David (for KING + COUNTRY’s Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives. Helen’s faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs. With their own dreams on hold, David and Helen begin to realize the musical prowess in their children, who would go on to become two of the most successful acts in Inspirational Music history: five-time GRAMMY Award®-winning artists for KING + COUNTRY and Rebecca St. James.”
Reference: for KING + COUNTRY
Header image: Unsung Hero poster (For King & Country/ Facebook) 15 November 2023