It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 30 years since a teenage Rebecca St. James emerged on the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) scene. After moving from Australia to Nashville with her family in 1991, Rebecca quickly made her mark in the CCM world. By 1995, she was already a notable figure in the genre, having released her self-titled debut album in 1994 and receiving a nomination for a Dove Award as New Artist of the Year.
Rebecca St. James, part of the talented Smallbone family, has been an influential figure in Christian music, inspiring millions with her message of hope and resilience. Her journey, along with that of her family, is a testament to their faith and determination in the face of challenges.
Excitingly, this remarkable family story is set to be showcased in the upcoming film “Unsung Hero,” releasing on April 26, 2024, by Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company. Directed by Joel Smallbone and produced by Luke Smallbone, this film explores the dramatic true story of the Smallbone family’s immigration from Australia to the United States. It narrates their struggles and triumphs, including the early life of Joel and Luke of for KING & COUNTRY and their sister Rebecca St. James before they rose to prominence in the contemporary Christian music charts.
“Unsung Hero” promises to be an inspiring portrayal of an immigrant family’s journey towards a better future, highlighting the resilience and faith that propelled the Smallbones to eventual success in the music industry.
As we anticipate this heartwarming film, let’s also take a moment to appreciate the incredible journey of Rebecca St. James and her family, from their humble beginnings to reaching the pinnacle of Christian music.
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