Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue K-LOVE launches fan-voted Christian music awards show
K-LOVE launches fan-voted Christian music awards show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Monday, 18 February 2013 08:11 AM EST

K-LOVE has announced the launch of the first fan-voted awards show in Christian music history. The winners will be announced at the K-LOVE Fan Awards show, which will be held June 1 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The show is part of the K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience, to be held May 31-June 2—an inaugural event that will "bring together the biggest names in Christian music, sports, books and movies for its biggest night in Music City," organizers said.

A leading Christian radio network with a weekly audience of 14 million people, K-LOVE selected Nashville as the host city because it is "home to the faith-based entertainment industry."

"We appreciate our relationship with both listeners and Nashville's music community," K-LOVE Chief Creative Officer David Pierce said. "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."

The voting process will begin in May, and award categories include 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," K-LOVE listener award; Artists of the Year; and Song of the Year.

The new event was announced Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, at the Ryman, which drew artists such as TobyMac, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath, Francesca Battistelli, Jamie Grace and Plumb as well as Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

The 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."

The award show will be hosted by Phil and Kay Robertson and Jase and Missy Robertson, stars of A&E TV's popular show Duck Dynasty.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this fan-centered event for the Christian music industry," the Robertsons said 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."

Click here for more information on the K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience. 

 

In this current issue:

Provident partners with CNI for order fulfillment

News image

Provident Distribution announced July 31 a new relationship with Nashville-based...

READ MORE

InterVarsity, Rose Publishing named among Best Christian Workplaces

News image

The Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) included InterVarsity Press (IVP)...

READ MORE

Get ready for Christmas with ‘Christian Retailing’

News image

The August issue of Christian Retailing shows Christian retailers how...

READ MORE

United Methodist publisher dedicates new headquarters

News image

The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) celebrated the dedication of...

READ MORE

Hobby Lobby, Mardel file credit card fee lawsuit

News image

Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby Stores and Christian retail chain Mardel...

READ MORE

Downloads take off for Lysa TerKeurst’s First 5 app

News image

New York Times best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst, along with Proverbs...

READ MORE

Romance Writers of America honors Irene Hannon

News image

Irene Hannon, best-selling author of more than 50 novels, won...

READ MORE

Pillar reunites to release first album in six years

News image

Christian rock group Pillar is releasing its first album in...

READ MORE

Partnership broadens reach of International Children’s Bible

News image

The International Network of Children’s Ministry (INCM) announced Tuesday that...

READ MORE

Audiobook sales rise significantly in 2014

News image

The audiobook industry is continuing to expand in sales as...

READ MORE

Thomas Nelson promotes senior marketing staff

News image

Thomas Nelson announced two senior marketing promotions July 24. Michael Aulisio...

READ MORE

Jason Crabb honored with street name in hometown

News image

Jason Crabb was recently honored with a street name, “Jason...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a