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Rebecca St. James Delights Fans by Performing With Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone of For KING & COUNTRY

( [email protected] ) Aug 04, 2017 08:32 AM EDT
August 4, 2017: Grammy Award-winning Christian artist Rebecca St. James recently took the stage with her brothers, for KING & COUNTRY duo Joel and Luke Smallbone, delighting fans of the musical siblings.
Rebecca St. James performed with her brother, Joel Smallbone of for KING & COUNTRY, delighting fans of the musical siblings. Twitter

Grammy Award-winning Christian artist Rebecca St. James recently took the stage with her brothers, for KING & COUNTRY duo Joel and Luke Smallbone, delighting fans of the musical siblings.

The singer shared a sweet photo of the reunion on Twitter along with the caption: "Such great times on stage with my bro @4kingandcountry last week on the WayFM Alaskan cruise! Took me back to all our shows over the years!"

Hundreds of fans "liked" and "shared" the photo, while others expressed their excitement in comments below the photo.

"Praying to see y'all together in NOLA one day!( we saw you years ago n your brothers recently) To see y'all Together in concert would be an answer to prayer!" wrote one commenter.

"I remember in the early 2000's when Joel was one of your backup singers/ dancers at a show you did at a church in Waco, Texas during your 'Wait for Me' tour," wrote another.

Some fans expressed hope St. James will soon return to the music industry: "So is this you 'getting your feet wet' before going back on tour again with another album, or even just your previous songs?" wrote a commenter.

"Come back to Christian music!! It needs u back bad!!" added another.

While she regularly promotes her brothers' music on her social media pages, St. James is a successful singer in her own right with a slew of chart-topping hits including "Wait for Me", "Song of Love", "Expressions of Your Love", and "I Thank You". She has sold two million albums since starting her career.

The singer, who has a daughter with her husband, musician Jacob Fink, has starred in several indie films like "Suing the Devil," "The Frontier Boys," and "To the Wall". Last year, she made a cameo appearance in the film "Priceless", which stars her brother. She's also a bestselling author, releasing a series of books over the years that aim to empower women to live Christian lives according to biblical principles.

Last year, Joel Smallbone reflected on performing with his sister and shared with The Gospel Herald how she helped inspire the band's "Priceless" movement - a campaign that seeks to encourage women, instill confidence and remind them of their worth.

"Luke and I used to back up our older sister, CCM artist Rebecca St. James, at her shows - we'd back her up and also play our songs," Joel told GH. "One day, my mother, Rebecca, Luke and myself had a conversation about sharing something from stage to the women that night. And so, in that moment, we took it upon ourselves to mention that we thought women were more than all the money in the world - that was the birth of the movement."

In 2006, she told  BeliefNet she hopes to be a godly role model to young girls and women in a culture that glorifies promiscuity.

"Using sex to sell music is disrespectful to the artist because they could use their artistry and the quality of their music to sell their music instead of their bodies," she said. "And for all the young girls that are watching, it can be damaging too, because [these musicians are in the] position of being a role model, and they're influencing young girls to act in a similar way. Dressing immodestly and using music that kind of encourages kids to be sexually active outside of marriage can also lead to all kinds of troubles, including pregnancy outside of marriage, STDs, and all kinds of emotional consequences."

She added, "I'm pretty passionate about wanting to encouraging young people to live God's way, which is to practice abstinence."

Tags : For King & Country, Rebecca St. James, Joel Smallbone, Christian Music