NASHVILLE, TN – Multi-platinum selling band MercyMe took top honors at the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards with a win in all the categories the band was nominated for, including Film Impact (for I Can Only Imagine), Group or Duo of the Year, Song of the Year for “Even If” and Artist of the Year.
Cory Asbury’s hit “Reckless Love” was also honored with two wins for Worship Song of the Year and as Breakout Single.
GRAMMY® acclaimed artists Matthew West and Mandisa teamed up to host the sixth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. The evening featured performances from some of the top names in Christian music including Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Cory Asbury featuring Francesca Battestelli, for KING & COUNTRY, Hillsong Worship, Jordan Feliz, Mandisa, Matt Maher, MercyMe featuring Trace Adkins, Newsboys United, Tauren Wells featuring Natalie Grant, TobyMac, We are Messengers featuring Social Club Misfits, Zach Williams and Matthew West, whose performance paid tribute to the late Rev. Billy Graham.
Christian music fans from across the globe gathered in Nashville, Tennessee for the weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 25-27 for the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards, which included a weekend of fan experiences at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Live from the Grand Ole Opry House, the three-day weekend of events concluded on Sunday, May 27 with the sixth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Winners of the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards:
I Can Only Imagine
2017 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles
Book Impact Recipient
Dimas Salaberrios “Street God”
Male Artist of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Group or Duo of the Year
Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Worship Song of the Year
Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Song of the Year
MercyMe “Even If”
Artist of the Year
The K-LOVE Fan Awards were created to honor today’s Christian music leaders. The experience also allows fans to attend the awards show as well as access to a K-LOVE fan zone. Other activities scheduled throughout the weekend included a kick-off concert on Friday night, a songwriter’s showcase on Saturday evening hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman, a worship service and The Run For Love 5K, benefitting Hands & Feet Project.
Fan voting began early in May for the K-LOVE Fan Awards, which is the only fan-voted awards event in the Christian music industry. For more information, go to www.KLOVEFanAwards.com .
K-LOVE, a leading Christian music radio network, has stations in 48 states and is enjoyed by millions across the country. To listen online, or to find a station near you, check out www.KLOVE.com.
Marking the show’s debut on TV, TBN will broadcast the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards on Thursday, May 31 at 8 p.m. ET to its audience of more than 100 million households, with most markets experiencing the show in HD. Television viewers can find their local TBN channel at: https://www.tbn.org/watch/channel-finder. Coca-Cola Consolidated will again sponsor the awards show, which marks the third consecutive year for the partnership.
Photo captions: 1) MercyMe wins top honors at the K-LOVE Fan Awards, including awards for Film Impact, Song Of The Year, Group Of The Year and Artist Of The Year. Photo credit: Getty Images for K-LOVE. 2) Ginny McCabe.
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