for KING & COUNTRY, Lauren Daigle Top K-LOVE Fan Awards With Double Wins

Co-hosts Matthew West and Mandisa. Photo Credit: Getty Images for K-LOVE Fan Awards

for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle took top honors at Sunday night’s (June 2) 7th annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Daigle won both Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, while for KING & COUNTRY was named Group of the Year and earned Song of the Year for their current hit “God Only Knows.”

Other winners during the evening included Danny Gokey for Male Artist of the Year, Hillsong Worship for Worship Song of the Year (“Who You Say I Am”) and We Are Messengers for Breakout Single of the Year (“Maybe It’s Ok”). Centering around the awards’ mission to also recognize mission-driven people and projects outside of the music community, the movie Unplanned was named the Film Impact Winner. Pro Football Hall of Famer and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Gibbs was honored with the Sports Impact Award, while Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel garnered 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.

Co-hosts Mandisa and Matthew West helmed the night with their return as co-hosts. Unique collaborations included Josh Baldwin of Bethel Music with Mandisa performing his hit “Stand In Your Love.” Crowder, 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 all performed throughout the night. Kathie Lee Gifford, Rebecca St. James and The Kendrick Brothers’ Alex Kendrick were among the presenters.

The show will be broadcast on TBN on Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.

2019 K-LOVE Fan Awards Winners:
Film Impact: Unplanned
Sports Impact: Joe Gibbs
Book Impact Recipient” Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel for The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began
Male Artist of the Year: Danny Gokey
Female Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle
Group or Duo of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY
Breakout Single: We Are Messengers “Maybe It’s Ok”
Worship Song of the Year: Hillsong Worship “Who You Say I Am”
Song of the Year: for KING & COUNTRY “God Only Knows”
Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle, winner of Female Artist of the Year, accepts her award onstage during the 7th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. Photo: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for K-LOVE Fan Awards

for KING & COUNTRY. Photo: Jason Walle/Chain Reaction Studios

We Are Messengers. Photo: Getty Images for K-LOVE Fan Awards

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