Early fan voting underway at KLOVEFanAwards.com to determine 2016 nominees
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West are set to host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5.
K-LOVE, the leading Christian music radio network with a weekly listenership of over 14 million people, will once again bring the only fan-voted experience in the industry to Nashville June 3-5.
Fans are already voting on KLOVEFanAwards.com to select their favorite artists played on the nationwide network. Their votes will formulate the official nominees in each of the seven categories, including Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and more. To place your vote, click HERE.
"What a thrill and blessing it is to co-host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards with the brilliant Matthew West," Hasselbeck said. "To all my K-LOVE friends: Get ready to praise and party with us because #GodIsGood!"
The New York Times bestselling author and long-time Christian music fan originally announced her return as host live on "FOX & Friends" during her final day on the widely popular morning show.
"I'm so excited to be hosting this year's awards along with Elisabeth," West said. "This event has become such a wonderful celebration of how God uses Christian music to impact culture through K-LOVE's airwaves every single day, and I'm honored to be part of what is sure to be an unforgettable night. In preparation for the big day, I'll be watching countless hours of the great hosts in history like Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest. Don't worry, I'll be ready!"
A four-time Grammy nominee, West released "Live Forever" last April.
Offering a weekend of unparalleled access and experiences for music fans, packages are now available for purchase. For the latest information on the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, stay tuned to KLOVEFanAwards.com.
Hasselbeck most recently served as co-host of FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends." Prior to that, Hasselbeck was a co-host on ABC's "The View" for 10 years. During her time on the daytime talk show, she and her co-hosts were selected by Time Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," and in July 2009, Forbes ranked "The View" as No. 11 on the list of "30 of the Most Influential Women."
From October 201o until 2013, she was been a contributor to ABC's "Good Morning America." Hasselbeck has interviewed Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and was also a keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention in both 2004 and 2008.
Additionally, as a woman with Celiac disease, she works closely with the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University to raise awareness about the autoimmune disease and has written two New York Times best sellers, "The G-Free Diet" and the cookbook "Deliciously G-Free."
West is a multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner and a four-time Grammy nominee who was awarded his first American Music Award in 2013 and a Billboard Music Award in 2014. West's discography includes acclaimed releases "Happy" (2003), "History" (2005), "Something to Say" (2008), "The Story of Your Life" (2010), Grammy-nominated "Into The Light" (2012) and, most recently, "Live Forever" (2015). West was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Original Music & Lyrics for "The Heart of Christmas" from the film of the same name. His songwriting credits include cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Casting Crowns, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Diamond Rio and more.
During 2014, West toured with the "Hits Deep Tour" as well as his sold-out "Hello My Name Is..." acoustic tour. He is currently co-headlining 2016's Winter Jam.
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.
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