Winners were announced on Sunday, May 31st for the 3rd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards held at The Grand Ole Opry House. The award show was presented by Pepsi and hosted by FOX & Friend’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron. Broadcast live on K-LOVE.com, the fan-generated awards show aimed to honor artists, authors, film/television and athletes who impact popular culture in a positive and encouraging way for Jesus Christ.
For KING & COUNTRY led the night receiving an unprecedented three wins, including the evening’s biggest honor of Artist of the Year. Other winners were announced in the following categories.
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
For KING & COUNTRY earned a standing ovation with their performance of “Run Wild,” featuring Christian rapper KB. The Grammy Award-winning duo, comprised of Australian brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, are now the winningest artists in the three-year history of the fan voted awards with four wins, taking home Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the inaugural event only two years ago.
“I am so honored by this K-LOVE award,” exclaims Daigle. “I am blown away that the fans poured out so much support to make this happen. God never ceases to surprise me. To know that He allowed this song to transcend to the hearts of the listeners takes my breath away. This is all for His glory! Thank you so, so much.”
This year’s K-LOVE Fan Awards partnered with Hands & Feet Project to make every vote count. With every 500,000 votes, Hands and Feet Project committed to building a family-style home for orphaned or abandoned children in Haiti. Homes will be built in the area of Jacmel, where Hands & Feet Project is based. On Saturday, fans and celebrities including Hasselbeck, For King & Country’s Joel Smallbone, Matthew West and more participated in Run For Love 2015, which benefitted the non-profit organization.
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