Pictured L-R: Lauren Daigle, Danny Gokey, Chris Tomlin; Photo Credit: Rick Diamond, GETTY IMAGES for K-LOVE
Chris Tomlin’s “Good Good Father” earns Song of the Year
Danny Gokey and for KING & COUNTRY each score two wins
NEEDTOBREATHE, TobyMac, Switchfoot among others perform
Nashville, Tenn. (June 6, 2016) – Hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West, winners were announced at last night’s 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry stage. Among those honored include Lauren Daigle who received both Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, Chris Tomlin for Song of the Year with “Good Good Father,” Danny Gokey who took home both Male Artist of the Year and Breakout Single and for KING & COUNTRY who were honored with Best Live Show and Group/Duo of the Year. A full recap of winners is listed below.
NEEDTOBREATHE opened the show with a surprise performance for the packed Opry house of fans, adding to the talent-studded line-up of TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder, Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave and more. Presenters included top names in music, and a surprise taped appearance by Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Retired Chicago White Sox First Baseman Adam LaRoche, Kansas City Royals’ Dayton Moore and War Room’s Alex Kendrick were among other presenters representing those in sports, films and books who are engaging and impacting popular culture for Jesus Christ.
The event was heard live across the country on the K-LOVE Radio Network and around the world on KLOVE.com. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE Radio is enjoyed by millions of people across the country in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more.
The awards served as the conclusion of the fourth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend packed with artist appearances exclusively for fans. Events included an Official Kickoff Concert, Rising Artists Dinner, Songwriter’s Showcase, a continuous fan zone, worship service, The Run For Love 5K and more.
2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Winners
Artist of the Year Lauren Daigle
Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey
Female Artist of the Year Lauren Daigle
Group/Duo of the Year for KING & COUNTRY
Best Live Show for KING & COUNTRY
Song of the Year Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father”
Worship Song of the Year Francesca Battistelli “Holy Spirit”
Breakout Single Danny Gokey “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again”
Best Lyric Matthew West “Grace Wins”
Sports Impact Adam LaRoche
Film/Television Impact War Room
Book Impact Gary Thomas “Sacred Marriage”
About The K-LOVE Fan Awards: The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. This year’s show included co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West. Coca-Cola Consolidated is the sponsor for The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Other sponsors for the event include Museum of the Bible, World Hope, Sports Spectrum, With Open Eyes, Trevecca Nazarene University and LabeLive. Previous hosts for The K-LOVE Fan Awards include Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson from A&E TV’s popular show “Duck Dynasty,” Candace Cameron Bure and Kirk Cameron. For more information visit www.KLOVEFanAwards.com. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a regional EMMY® (2016) winning John Sanders LLC/World Hope Event.
About K-LOVE: The K-LOVE Radio Network is designed to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE Radio is enjoyed by millions of people across the country in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more. Now with their Fan Awards, their mission is to create a unique and fun fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers, who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.