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For King + Country and Amy Grant’s Stunning “Lead Me On” Performance
Luke and Joel Smallbone of For King & Country. PHOTO: ROBBY KLEIN
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For King + Country and Amy Grant’s Stunning “Lead Me On” Performance 

Beloved Christian singer Amy Grant has enjoyed a music career spanning over four decades. Her inspiring song “Lead Me On” dates back to 1989. The lyrics remind us that God can free us from any bondage, no matter how strong it may seem. Now, the song gets new life as part of the soundtrack for the faith-based film Unsung Hero.

The Smallbone Family Legacy

Joel and Luke Smallbone are the brothers who make up the duo For King + Country. Their sister, Rebecca St. James, is also a talented and famous Christian artist. Clearly, God blessed this family with a special calling. The movie Unsung Hero tells the true story of the Smallbone family, who relied on faith as they struggled to answer that calling.

Joel Smallbone stars in the movie, playing the role of his father. He also co-wrote the film and made his directorial debut. A massive part of bringing this story to life involves music. For King + Country created an album called “The Inspired By Soundtrack” to accompany the movie. One of the tracks from the album is Amy Grant’s “Lead Me On.” In advance of the film’s and album’s release on April 26, 2024, For King + Country teamed up with Amy Grant for an incredible live performance of the song.

Reviving “Lead Me On” for a New Generation

Though “Lead Me On” originated more than 30 years ago, it sounds just as good today. The 2024 refresh stays true to the original version yet blends well with the contemporary sound of For King + Country. Amy Grant expressed her joy about the collaboration, saying, “It’s amazing to see ‘Lead Me On’ still touching lives and being part of such a meaningful project.”

Joel Smallbone shared his excitement, stating, “Working with Amy Grant on this song has been an incredible experience. The song’s message is timeless, and performing it live was truly special.” The performance showcased the powerful blend of Amy Grant’s classic voice with the modern style of For King + Country. The audience was moved by the song’s enduring message and the heartfelt delivery.

For King + Country’s album “The Inspired By Soundtrack” includes several other tracks that reflect the themes of faith and perseverance found in Unsung Hero. The Smallbone family’s story of struggle and triumph is deeply inspiring, and the music adds a rich layer to their journey.

Faith and Family in Unsung Hero

The movie Unsung Hero highlights the importance of faith and family. It shows how the Smallbones leaned on God during difficult times and how music played a vital role in their lives. The film aims to inspire others to trust in God and pursue their calling, no matter the obstacles.

Psalm 37:4-6 says, “Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgment as the noonday.”

This verse perfectly captures the essence of the Smallbone family’s journey. They committed their way to the Lord, and He brought their dreams to pass. The collaboration between Amy Grant and For King + Country on “Lead Me On” is a beautiful testament to their faith and dedication.

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