K-LOVE Announces Nominees For Second Annual Fan Awards Set For Sunday, June 1

The Ultimate Fan Experience weekend kicks off May 30 and leads up to the star-studded award show at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry

K-LOVE partners with World Hope to aid in Detroit Revival support

Artist of the Year nods: TobyMac, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Chris Tomlin and Matthew West

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--At an exclusive press event this morning at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, K-LOVE announced the nominees for this year’s second annual K-LOVE Fan Awards. Set for Sunday, June 1, K-LOVE - the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 13 million people - will once again bring the only fan-voted award show in Christian Music history to Music City. The K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience kicks off on Friday, May 30 and will wrap with the star-studded award show at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on Sunday, June 1. Among the attendees for today’s press conference were K-LOVE’s Mike Novak and David Pierce, as well as artists Mike Donehey (Tenth Avenue North), Jamie Grace, Michael McDowell (NASCAR), Bart Millard (MercyMe), Britt Nicole, Michael W. Smith and Michael Tait (Newsboys). The event wrapped with a performance by Anthem Lights who performed a mashup of the K-LOVE Song of the Year nominations. The studio version of that mashup is available now on iTunes®.

The press conference was available via LIVE stream this morning at http://www.klove.com/events/fan-awards, allowing fans and media all around the world to participate. Among today's nominee announcements, this year's K-LOVE Fan Awards will partner with World Hope to aid in the revival of the people of Detroit, MI. Every half a million votes cast for the award show will unlock a newly remodeled home for a family in need in Detroit with a goal of two million votes awarding up to four homes total. Check out the Revival of Detroit video here: Revivalofdetroit.com.

Leading in the top category for K-LOVE Artist of the Year are TobyMac, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Chris Tomlin and Matthew West. Also revealed this morning was the first voting category for the First Christian Artist to Appear on 7UP Can. Other nominations to be announced at a later date are the Film/Television Impact, Book Impact and Sports Impact Awards.

Voting opens at Midnight (EST) on May 1 and ends at Midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 1. Winners will be announced LIVE at the Awards show in the categories of music, sports, books and movies. Performers already slated are fan favorites such as TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, and MercyMe, to name a few.

To vote or for more information, visit: www.KLoveFanAwards.com.

KLOVE Fan Awards Nominees 2014

Song of the Year
“The Only Name” - Big Daddy Weave
“Overcomer” - Mandisa
“Lord I Need You” - Matt Maher
“Hello My Name Is” - Matthew West
“This Is Amazing Grace” - Phil Wickham

Artist of the Year
Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West
MercyMe
TobyMac

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

Female Artist of the Year
Britt Nicole
Francesca Battistelli
Jamie Grace
Mandisa
Natalie Grant
Plumb

Group or Duo of the Year
Building 429
Casting Crowns
MercyMe
Newsboys
Sidewalk Prophets
Tenth Avenue North

Worship Song of the Year
“God’s Great Dance Floor” - Chris Tomlin
“I Am” - Crowder
“Oceans” - Hillsong United
“Your Grace Finds Me” - Matt Redman
“You Won’t Let Go” - Michael W. Smith
“Never Once” - One Sonic Society

Best Live Show
for KING & COUNTRY
NEEDTOBREATHE
Newsboys
Rend Collective
Switchfoot
TobyMac

First Christian Artist to Appear on 7UP Can
Hillsong Young & Free
Jamie Grace
Sidewalk Prophets
Tenth Avenue North

K-LOVE FAN AWARDS:
The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. Last year’s inaugural event included hosts from the A&E TV’s popular show “Duck Dynasty,” Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson. For more information on this year’s exciting lineup and award show hosts, visit www.KLOVEFanAwards.com.

THE ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE:
Fans are encouraged to sign up for the exclusive K-LOVE Ultimate Fan Experience, which will begin May 30 and run through June 1. With Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Resort as the home base, those who join this Experience will receive tickets to the Awards show, a two-night stay at Opryland, dinner with the K-LOVE staff and friends, a weekend kick-off concert, and access to the K-LOVE Fan Zone, which will include exclusive meet & greets, autograph signings and much more. There are limited spots to the Ultimate Fan Experience and it is slated to sell out. To find out more on this year’s schedule, visit, For a full schedule of the weekend, visit: http://www.klovefanawards.com/schedule-events. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a John Sanders LLC/World Hope Event.

ABOUT K-LOVE:
K-LOVE plays positive, encouraging contemporary Christian music with a message designed to draw people toward an authentic relationship with God while living out real life in the real world. The radio network has 446 signals in 47 states with an estimated weekly audience of over 13 million. Now with their first-ever Fan Awards, their mission is to create a unique and fun fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers, who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.

Contacts

the media collective
Velvet Kelm & Ryan Anderson, 615-591-7989
velvet@themcollective.com
ryan@themcolletive.com
www.theMcollective.com

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Terry Wyatt. From L to R (Top): Chad Graham and Alan Powell of Anthem Lights, K‑LOVE CCO David Pierce, Michael W. Smith, Michael Tait of Newsboys, NASCAR Driver Michael McDowell, Bart Millard of MercyMe, K‑LOVE CEO Mike Novak, World Hope Founder & President Dr. David Janney. (Bottom): Joey Stamper and Caleb Grimm of Anthem Lights, Jamie Grace, Host Jennifer Vickery Smith, Britt Nicole, Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North, Executive Producer John Sanders

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K-LOVE Fan Awards Press Conference announce the 2014 Nominees. Award show to take place May 31, 2014 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN.

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Contacts

the media collective
Velvet Kelm & Ryan Anderson, 615-591-7989
velvet@themcollective.com
ryan@themcolletive.com
www.theMcollective.com