For KING & COUNTRY took home three honors, including the evening’s biggest award, Artist of the Year, at last night’s (May 31) 3rd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry House, presented by Pepsi. The fan-voted CCM show was hosted by FOX & Friend’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron.
Other winners included:
Male Artist of the Year: Chris Tomlin
Female Artist of the Year: Francesca Battistelli
Group/Duo of the Year: For KING & COUNTRY
Song of the Year: Newsboys “We Believe”
Worship Song of the Year: Lauren Daigle, “How Can It Be”
Artist of the Year: For KING & COUNTRY
Best Live Show: For KING & COUNTRY
First Christian Artist to Appear on 7UP Can: Big Daddy Weave
Sports Impact: Benjamin Watson
Movie Impact: A.D. The Bible Continues
Book Impact: The Best Yes, Lysa TerKeurst
Broadcast live on K-LOVE.com, highlights included performances by Francesca Battestelli, Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Colton Dixon, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, For KING & COUNTRY, Danny Gokey, Hawk Nelson, Kari Jobe, Matt Maher, MercyMe, Plumb, Sidewalk Prophets, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, Third Day and Matthew West.
This year’s K-LOVE Fan Awards partnered with Hands & Feet Project to build a family-style home for orphaned or abandoned children in Haiti.
The show was the pinnacle event of the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend and Ultimate Fan Experience. There was a star-studded Kickoff Concert, featuring performances by TobyMac, Newsboys, Matthew West, Matt Maher and Sidewalk Prophets. Saturday night welcomed the Songwriters Showcase hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman and featuring MercyMe, Crowder, Colton Dixon, Nichole Nordeman and more. On Sunday, Third Day and Kari Jobe started the day off with a special Worship Service at the Opryland Resort.
The 4th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards is set to return to the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5, 2016.
Photos: Getty Images/Terry Wyatt & Rick Diamond