K-Love Announces Awards Nominees, TV Channel

Pictured (L-R): Matthew West, Steven Curtis Chapman, Plumb, John Sanders (Co-Creator and Producer), Jon Klein (TAPP Co-Founder and CEO), Mike Novak (K-LOVE President and CEO), Francesca Battistelli, David Pierce (K-LOVE CCO) and Colton Dixon. Photo: Aaron Crisler

Pictured (L-R): Matthew West, Steven Curtis Chapman, Plumb, John Sanders (Co-Creator and Producer), Jon Klein (TAPP Co-Founder and CEO), Mike Novak (K-LOVE President and CEO), Francesca Battistelli, David Pierce (K-LOVE CCO) and Colton Dixon. Photo: Aaron Crisler

K-LOVE–the Christian radio network in 47 states with an estimated weekly audience of over 14 million–has revealed the nominees for its third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Show and separate plans for a TV channel.

Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House will hold the awards event on May 31 as the pinnacle event of the K-LOVE Ultimate Fan Experience, which includes dinner with the K-LOVE staff and friends, a weekend kick-off concert, two breakfasts, speakers, Fan Zone and more.

Leading the 2015 nominations with four each were for KING & COUNTRY and Newsboys (full list below). For the first time, nominees were selected and voted upon completely by fans. Voting will open at Midnight ET on May 1 and will close at Midnight ET on May 30. Nominees for Film/Television Impact, Book Impact and Sports Impact Awards will be announced at a later date.

Additionally K-LOVE has unveiled K-LOVE TV, a network set to launch as a subscription-based TV channel this spring. TAPP, the brainchild of reality television pioneers Jeff Gaspin and Jon Klein, recently launched the Sarah Palin Channel, Herman Cain Channel, New Life TV and is partnering with K-LOVE and John Sanders LLC to build K-LOVE TV from the ground up.

2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees

Male Artist of the Year
Chris Tomlin
Colton Dixon
Crowder
Jeremy Camp
Matthew West
Steven Curtis Chapman

Female Artist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Jamie Grace
Kari Jobe
Mandisa
Natalie Grant
Plumb

Group/Duo of the Year
Casting Crowns
for KING & COUNTRY
MercyMe
Newsboys
Tenth Avenue North
Third Day

Best Live Show
for KING & COUNTRY
NEEDTOBREATHE
Newsboys
Tenth Avenue North
Third Day
TobyMac

Worship Song of the Year
“Overwhelmed” Big Daddy Weave
“Jesus Loves Me” Chris Tomlin
“Come As You Are” Crowder
“No Other Name” Hillsong Worship
“How Can It Be” Lauren Daigle
“Because He Lives” Matt Maher

Song of the Year
“Hope In Front of Me” Danny Gokey
“Fix My Eyes” for KING & COUNTRY
“He Knows My Name” Francesca Battistelli
“Do Something” Matthew West
“Greater” MercyMe
“We Believe” Newsboys

Artist of the Year
Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
for KING & COUNTRY
MercyMe
Newsboys
TobyMac

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