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Winners Announced During Live 2-Hour 9th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards Ceremony
Rhett Walker hosts a night of live music, message, and winner announcements live from Visible Music College in Memphis, TN
 

Winners Announced During Live 2-Hour 9th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards Ceremony
   

Posted: February 25, 2021, 5:00 PM | Category: Events
Artist Tags: Rhett Walker / Natalie Grant / Elevation Worship / for KING & COUNTRY / Lecrae / Colton Dixon / We The Kingdom / We Are Messengers / Hope Vandouser / Collington / Melanie Penn / Newsboys / Ryan Stevenson / Hope Darst / John Cooper / Chris Tomlin / planetboom / Junior Garr
Source: NRT Staff Reports (KM)

MEMPHIS, TN - The 9th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards culminated in a live ceremony this past Tuesday night, hosted by recording artist, Rhett Walker, and held at Visible Music College in Memphis, TN.

The entire show is available for on-demand viewing here or by individual segments.

 


Winners were announced in all 24 categories, selected by 20,000 fan votes that were collected over eight weeks throughout December and January 2021. Major winners of the evening included NATALIE GRANT who took home three awards including Contemporary Song of the Year ("My Weapon"), The Inspo Award (Inspirational Album of the Year), and Female Artist of the Year. ELEVATION WORSHIP also took home three awards for The Chorus Award (Church Worship Album of the Year), Worship Song of the Year ("The Blessing") and Group of the Year. FOR KING & COUNTRY, LECRAE, COLTON DIXON and WE THE KINGDOM all won two awards each. A complete list of nominees and winners is available here.

The 2-hour show brought back live music in a major way.

In addition to two live performances from RHETT WALKER, WE ARE MESSENGERS opened the show and returned towards the end performing their hits "Maybe It's Ok" and latest single, "Image of God."

Madison Line Records' HOPE VANDOUSER delivered an incredible medley of nominated worship songs, and a performance from this year's Next Big Thing winner, COLLINGTON, brought together the band members for the first time since the COVID-pandemic shut down touring almost a year ago. Fellow Next Big Thing nominee, MELANIE PENN, also performed along with exclusive performances from NEWSBOYS, joined on stage with Kevin Max, RYAN STEVENSON, and a show-stopping, beautiful set from New Artist of the Year winner, HOPE DARST. And JOHN COOPER, front-man for the multi-platinum selling band, Skillet, delivered a passionate message to the church while introducing CHRIS TOMLIN as the winner of the Mainstream Impact Award, recognizing his world in bringing the Country music community into the worship space. 

The night also welcomed exclusive performances from across the seas with international artists PLANETBOOM piping in from Australia and JUNIOR GARR performing from the UK. 

The We Love Christian Music Awards will return to Memphis, TN on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  

 

 


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