Hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West, winners were announced at last night's 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry stage. Among those honored include Lauren Daigle who received both Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, Chris Tomlin for Song of the Year with "Good Good Father," Danny Gokey who took home both Male Artist of the Year and Breakout Single and for KING & COUNTRY who were honored with Best Live Show and Group/Duo of the Year. A full recap of winners is listed below.
NEEDTOBREATHE opened the show with a surprise performance for the packed Opry house of fans, adding to the talent-studded line-up of TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder, Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave and more. Presenters included top names in music, and a surprise taped appearance by Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott. University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Retired Chicago White Sox First Baseman Adam LaRoche, Kansas City Royals' Dayton Moore and War Room's Alex Kendrick were among other presenters representing those in sports, films and books who are engaging and impacting popular culture for Jesus Christ.
The event was heard live across the country on the K-LOVE Radio Network and around the world on KLOVE.com. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE Radio is enjoyed by millions of people across the country in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more.
The awards served as the conclusion of the fourth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend packed with artist appearances exclusively for fans. Events included an Official Kickoff Concert, Rising Artists Dinner, Songwriter's Showcase, a continuous fan zone, worship service, The Run For Love 5K and more.
2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Winners
Artist of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Group/Duo of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
Best Live Show
for KING & COUNTRY
Song of the Year
Chris Tomlin "Good Good Father"
Worship Song of the Year
Francesca Battistelli "Holy Spirit"
Danny Gokey "Tell Your Heart To Beat Again"