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K-LOVE Announces 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees and Debut of K-LOVE TV
K-LOVE TV to be unprecedented first industry subscription based TV channel
 

K-LOVE Announces 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees and
Debut of K-LOVE TV
   

Posted: January 21, 2015, 5:00 PM | Category: Events
Artist Tags: Steven Curtis Chapman / / Newsboys
Source: M Collective

Christian Music News, New Christian Music News At a press conference at The Franklin Theatre outside of Nashville last night, K-LOVE announced the nominees for the third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Show to take place on May 31, 2015. 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 award show in Christian music history to the Grand Ole Opry House in Music City. The show will be the pinnacle event of the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend and Ultimate Fan Experience, which includes tickets to the Awards show, a three-night stay at Opryland, dinner with the K-LOVE staff and friends, a weekend kick-off concert, a late night event, two breakfasts, encouraging speakers, access to the K-LOVE Fan Zone and more.

Among the attendee's for tonight's press conference were K-LOVE President and CEO Mike Novak and K-LOVE CCO David Pierce, as well as host Steven Curtis Chapman, Colton Dixon, Francesca Battistelli, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Plumb, Nashville industry and media executives and, for the first time, fans.

Leading the nominations with four each, including an Artist of the Year nomination, were for KING & COUNTRY and Newsboys. Additional nominees for K-LOVE Artist of the Year include Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, MercyMe and TobyMac. For the first time, nominees were selected and voted upon completely by fans. Voting for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards will open at Midnight ET on May 1 and will close at Midnight ET on May 30. Nominees for Film/Television Impact, Book Impact and Sports Impact Awards will be announced at a later date.

Additionally, Pierce and K-LOVE Fan Awards co-creator and producer John Sanders introduced special guest Jon Klein, co-founder and CEO of TAPP, to unveil K-LOVE TV. The network, set to launch as a subscription based TV channel this spring, is the first of its kind for the faith-based entertainment industry. TAPP, the brainchild of reality television pioneers Jeff Gaspin and Jon Klein, recently launched the Sarah Palin Channel, Herman Cain Channel, New Life TV and is partnering with K-LOVE and John Sanders LLC to build K-LOVE TV from the ground up.

"We're excited to provide K-LOVE fans with a gathering place where they can be fully immersed in a community that they love," said Klein. "The artists they'll meet and the stories they'll watch on K-LOVE TV will pull members deeper than ever into the music, message and meaning of the Christian songs and artists they adore. We'll offer premium content and provide subscribers ongoing opportunities to interact with fellow K-LOVE fans and radio personalities."

"We are thrilled about K-LOVE TV creating another avenue for fans to connect and go deeper with K-LOVE, their faith and the artists they love," said Mike Novak, K-LOVE President and CEO.

2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards Nominees

Male Artist of the Year
Chris Tomlin
Colton Dixon
Crowder
Jeremy Camp
Matthew West
Steven Curtis Chapman

Female Artist of the Year
Francesca Battistelli
Jamie Grace
Kari Jobe
Mandisa
Natalie Grant
Plumb

Group/Duo of the Year
Casting Crowns
for KING & COUNTRY
MercyMe
Newsboys
Tenth Avenue North
Third Day

Best Live Show
for KING & COUNTRY
NEEDTOBREATHE
Newsboys
Tenth Avenue North
Third Day
TobyMac

Worship Song of the Year
"Overwhelmed" Big Daddy Weave
"Jesus Loves Me" Chris Tomlin
"Come As You Are" Crowder
"No Other Name" Hillsong Worship
"How Can It Be" Lauren Daigle
"Because He Lives" Matt Maher

Song of the Year
"Hope In Front of Me" Danny Gokey
"Fix My Eyes" for KING & COUNTRY
"He Knows My Name" Francesca Battistelli
"Do Something" Matthew West
"Greater" MercyMe
"We Believe" Newsboys

Artist of the Year
Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
for KING & COUNTRY
MercyMe
Newsboys
TobyMac

 


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