Pictured L-R: TobyMac, Lauren Daigle, for KING & COUNTRY
Voting for the awards now available to the public
Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2016) — Today, K-LOVE revealed the nominees for the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards on their official Facebook page. Nominations were unveiled through video messages, every hour, to over two million followers. K-LOVE will bring the fourth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards to the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville live on June 5. Immediately opening to fans everywhere, voting will remain available to the public until May 31, at midnight EST. Every person who votes for the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards will be entered into a contest to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. for the Grand Opening of Museum of the Bible in November 2017. To vote for your favorite nominees, visit klovefanawards.com/vote.
for KING & COUNTRY and TobyMac lead the K-LOVE Fan Awards with four nominations, followed by Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Danny Gokey and Newsboys with three. Nominees in the distinguished category of Artist of the Year include Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle, Newsboys and TobyMac.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West are set to host the event, the only fan-voted award show in the industry. Sponsored by Coca-Cola Consolidated, the Regional EMMY® winning awards show will kick off with the Ultimate Experience Weekend on Friday, June 3.
Male Artist of the Year Chris Tomlin Crowder Danny Gokey Jeremy Camp Matthew West TobyMac
Female Artist of the Year Blanca Francesca Battistelli Kari Jobe Lauren Daigle Natalie Grant Plumb
Group/Duo of the Year Big Daddy Weave Casting Crowns for KING & COUNTRY Hillsong UNITED MercyMe Newsboys
Artist of the Year Casting Crowns Chris Tomlin for KING & COUNTRY Lauren Daigle Newsboys TobyMac
Best Live Show Crowder for KING & COUNTRY NEEDTOBREATHE Newsboys Rend Collective TobyMac
Worship Song of the Year Crowder “Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)” Francesca Battistelli “Holy Spirit” Hillsong UNITED “Touch The Sky” Jeremy Camp “Same Power” Kari Jobe “Forever” Passion “Even So Come” featuring Kristian Stanfill
Song of the Year Casting Crowns “Just Be Held” Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father” for KING & COUNTRY “Shoulders” Lauren Daigle “First” MercyMe “Flawless” TobyMac “Feel It” featuring Mr. TalkBox
Breakout Single Danny Gokey “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” Finding Favour “Cast My Cares” Jordan Feliz “The River” Stars Go Dim “You Are Loved” Unspoken “Call It Grace”
Best Lyric Big Daddy Weave “My Story” Danny Gokey “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” Matt Maher “Deliverer” Matthew West “Grace Wins” Plumb “Exhale”
Sports Impact Adam LaRoche Dayton Moore Mark Richt Sylvia Hatchell
Film/Television Impact God’s Not Dead 2 Miracles From Heaven Risen War Room Woodlawn
Book Impact Annie F. Downs “Looking For Lovely” Gary Thomas “Sacred Marriage” Jen Hatmaker “For The Love” Rebekah Lyons “Freefall To Fly” Ruth Soukup “Unstuffed”
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 will include co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West. Coca-Cola Consolidated will be a presenting 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.