BROOKSVILLE — Local fans of the contemporary Christian rock duo For King and Country will have something to smile about. The group will be perform for free at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. in downtown Brooksville.
The show is part of the annual Summer Cruise tour sponsored by the Christian radio network Joy FM. According to Carmen Brown, co-host of the station's Morning Cruise show, the tour is showcasing the emerging Christian artists in small venues throughout Georgia and Florida.
"We're meeting great people along the way," Brown said.
The group, featuring brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, has created a groundswell of acclaim since arriving on U.S. shores two years ago from Australia. A breakout single, Busted Heart (Hold On To Me), reached No. 3 on the Billboard Christian charts and was also picked up by mainstream radio. Earlier this year, the group performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Brown said the group will likely perform a mini-set of songs lasting between 25 and 30 minutes. Afterward, the brothers plan to stick around and chat with fans, she said.