K-LOVE Fan Awards Underway in Nashville
The sold-out K-LOVE Fan Awards are underway in Nashville, Tennessee at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House for the seventh consecutive year. Matthew West and Mandisa have returned as hosts for the second year in a row.
Scoring three nominations each, Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey, for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle are the top nominees. Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, Josh Baldwin of Bethel Music, MercyMe, Newsboys, TobyMac and We Are Messengers each scored two nods. Winners were determined by nationwide fan voting.
Josh Baldwin, Big Daddy Weave, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Danny Gokey, for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Lauren Daigle, Micah Tyler, Phil Wickham, Rend Collective, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tauren Wells and We Are Messengers will be performing throughout the evening. Kathie Lee Gifford, Rebecca St. James and The Kendrick Brothers’ Alex Kendrick are among the evening’s presenters.
In other highlights tonight, Pro Football Hall of Famer and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Gibbs will be this year’s recipient of the Sports Impact Award. Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel will receive the Book Impact Award for The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began.
The K-LOVE Fan Awards is the only fan-voted awards event in the Christian music industry. The sold-out weekend kicked off with Friday’s concert by Lauren Daigle, Zach Williams and Micah Tyler. Saturday was filled with fan experiences including three different meet and greet sessions where fans had an opportunity talk to and take photos with their favorite artists, a songwriter’s showcase helmed by five-time GRAMMY® winner Steven Curtis Chapman, and the night finished with the Run For Love 5K to benefit Hands and Feet Project. Sunday started off with a Sunday morning worship service led by Phil Wickham and Alex Kendrick.
The show will be broadcasted by TBN on Sunday, June 9 (at 9 p.m eastern/8 p.m. central & 6 p.m. pacific). Viewers can find their local TBN channel through the network’s Channel Finder at https://www.tbn.org/watch/channel-finder. For the latest on the 2019 K-LOVE Fan Awards, go to www.klovefanawards.com.