Since moving from Australia to America with their family in the early 90s, brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone have founded one of the most impactful Christian music acts with their band, For King & Country.
Their sister Rebecca St. James paved the way with her solo music career, and together with the trio’s other four siblings, the Smallbones have really become creative leaders within the industry, using the family unit to propel each other forward.
While many are familiar with For King & Country’s rise to fame, less known is the story of Luke and Joel’s parents David and Helen, whose own experiences with failure, loss and fierce determination prompted the international move that shaped their children’s faith and drove their career success.
In her new memoir, Behind the Lights, Helen recalls the family’s journey of faith, teamwork, prayer and music vulnerably, inviting fans into the bare-bone truths of what it’s taken for the family to get where they are today.
Speaking with Hope 103.2 on the UNDISTRACTED podcast, Helen opened up about their greatest failures in Australia, the deception of the stage and how her mistakes and successes as a mum of seven have affected her children.
Listen to UNDISTRACTED with guest Helen Smallbone in the player above or wherever you get your podcasts.