Unsung Hero

Unsung Hero: A Family’s Journey from Down Under to Centre Stage in the USA

19 April 2024

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“Unsung Hero” tells the story of the Australian family that risked it all, and grew not one, but two Grammy Award-winning artists: Rebecca St. James and for KING + COUNTRY.

The much-anticipated biopic film Unsung Hero, which recounts the journey of the Smallbone family from Australia to the United States, will be released in Australia on 30 May, coinciding with for KING + COUNTRY’s “Homecoming” musical tour through Australia and New Zealand.

According to the synopsis on Australian distributor Faith Media’s website:

“Based on a remarkable true story, Unsung Hero follows David Smallbone as he moves his family from down under to the United States, searching for a brighter future after his successful music company collapses. With their six children and nothing more than 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 realise 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”

“Homecoming” Tour

In anticipation of the film’s release, for KING + COUNTRY has released several songs that will comprise their upcoming Unsung Hero (The Inspired By Soundtrack) album.

These include remixes of Christian classics, “Place in this World” (featuring Michael W. Smith), “Crazy” (featuring Rebecca St. James), and “To Hell With the Devil” (featuring Lecrae and Stryper). The duo have also released a live performance of “Lead Me On” (featuring Amy Grant) on TBN.

Luke and Joel Smallbone will be touring both Australia and New Zealand in May and June to coincide with the release of Unsung Hero — performing music from their fourth studio album “What Are We Waiting For?” and sharing reflections from the film.

The “Homecoming” tour dates are as follows:

New Zealand:

16 May                 Auckland, NZ              Eventfinda Stadium
17 May                 Wellington, NZ            Michael Fowler Centre
18 May                 Christchurch, NZ          Christchurch Town Hall


20 May                 Perth, AUS                   RAC Arena
23 May                 Adelaide, AUS             Adelaide Entertainment Centre
24 May                 Melbourne, AUS          John Cain Arena
25 May                 Canberra, AUS             Royal Theatre
31 May                 Sydney, AUS               Aware Super Theatre at ICC Sydney
01 June                Newcastle, AUS           Newcastle Entertainment Centre
02 June                Brisbane, AUS             Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Tickets and more information can be found on the Ticketek website.

Unsung Hero Release Date in Australia

Australian distributor Faith Media has announced that Unsung Hero will begin showing in theatres around the country on 30 May. More details, including cinema locations, can be found on the Faith Media website.

The film stars Daisy Betts, Joel Smallbone, Kirrilee Berger, Jonathan Jackson and Lucas Black as well as Candace Cameron Bure, Terry O’Quinn and Rebecca St James. It was directed by Joel Smallbone and Richard L. Ramsey.

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  1. IAN Moncrieff 19 April 2024 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Great news; Good news. Thanks Cody.

  2. Warwick Marsh 9 May 2024 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Fantastic article Cody!!!!

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