K-LOVE Announces First Ever Christian Music Fan Awards

K-LOVE, the leading Christian radio network with 14 million weekly listeners, announces the first ever Fan-Voted Awards Show In Christian music history. The K-LOVE Fan Awards will be held June 1 at the Ryman Auditorium and the show will be hosted by stars of A&E TV’s “Duck Dynasty;” The K-Love Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend will kick off on May 31 and end with the Awards Show on Saturday June 2.

The voting process will be opened to the fans in May. Winners will be announced at the awards show on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This inaugural event will bring together the biggest names in Christian music, sports, books and movies for its biggest night in Music City.

K-LOVE’s CCO David Pierce shares, “We appreciate our relationship with both listeners and Nashville’s music community. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is an opportunity for us to appreciate and encourage those who are making music and media that impacts our world for Christ.”

Top Industry artists TobyMac, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath, Francesca Battistelli, Jamie Grace and Plumb were involved with the special announcement sharing details for this fan-based event. Other special appearances included Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and K-LOVE President and CEO Mike Novak and CCO David Pierce.

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. With hosting duties going to stars from A&E TV’s popular show “Duck Dynasty,” Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson, they shared their excitement about hosting this inaugural event. “We are thrilled to be a part of this fan-centered event for the Christian music industry,” the Robertson’s exclaimed in a joint statement. “With our own show, we know how important and vital the fans are to our success, and we understand why K-LOVE wants to host this event to give back to their listeners. As fans of Christian music, we are excited to host the awards and bring our own Duck Dynasty flare to the evening for a fun-filled, family friendly event.”

Categories for the Awards

  • Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Duo/Group of the Year
  • Breakthrough Artists of the Year
  • Sports Impact
  • Movie Impact
  • Book of the Year
  • “Unsung Hero” A K-LOVE listener recipient award
  • Artists of the Year
  • Song of the Year



(L-R Emcee Ken Coleman, Francesca Battistelli, Brandon Heath, K-LOVE CEO/President Mike Novak, TobyMac, K-LOVE CCO David Pierce, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Jamie Grace, John Sanders, Plumb; photo courtesy of Kurt Heinecke)