Danny Gokey, Hillsong Worship, We Are Messengers, ‘Unplanned’ among other winners
Broadcast of sold-out show to air Sunday, June 9, on TBN
for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle took top honors at Sunday’s fan-fueled K-LOVE Fan Awards at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House.
Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year went to Lauren Daigle while for KING & COUNTRY was named Group of the Year and netted Song of the Year for their current hit “God Only Knows.”
Other winners 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”).
The seventh annual awards show will be broadcast by TBN on Sunday, June 9 (9 p.m. ET). Viewers can find their local TBN channel through the network’s channel finder here.
Centering on the awards’ mission to also recognize mission-driven people and projects outside of the music community, “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. 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.”
Mandisa and Matthew West quarterbacked the night in their return as co-hosts. Unique collaborations were also housed, including Josh Baldwin of Bethel Music with Mandisa performing his hit “Stand In Your Love." Crowder performed his moving “Red Letters” in a scenic downtown Nashville, and acclaimed magician Justin Flom also took part in the evening.
Big Daddy Weave, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Gokey, for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Daigle, Micah Tyler, Phil Wickham, Rend Collective, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tauren Wells and We Are Messengers all appeared as performers. Gifford, Rebecca St. James and The Kendrick Brothers’ Alex Kendrick were among the presenters.
The award show capped a sold-out weekend of fan-focused fun with concerts, a songwriter’s showcase, worship service, the annual “Run For Love” 5K and more taking over Nashville for the seventh year in a row.
Coca-Cola Consolidated again sponsored the fan-fueled awards show, marking the fourth consecutive year for the partnership.
2019 K-LOVE Fan Awards Winners:
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
Female Artist of the Year
Group or Duo of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
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
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