Electric and Moving Performances from Britt Nicole, Crowder, Danny Gokey, Mandisa, Natalie Grant, Zach Williams and More
Two Military Heroes and their Families Awarded Move-In Ready, Mortgage Free Homes through Powerful K-LOVE Partnership with Military Warriors Support Foundation
Nashville, Tenn. (June 14, 2017) - For KING & COUNTRY took top honors at the 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards, broadcasted for the first-time ever in 500+ movie theaters across the country through Fathom Events. Four-Time Grammy Award® Nominee Matthew West and Emmy Award® Winner Elisabeth Hasselbeck returned as hosts for the evening at Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry. Presented by Fathom Events and John Sanders LLC, "The K-LOVE Fan Awards: Ignite Hope" invited fans to share in the ultimate fan experience of the fifth annual awards show in the comfort of their local movie theater.
Among those honored were for KING & COUNTRY for Artist of the Year, Duo of the Year and Song of the Year with "Priceless," Danny Gokey for Male Artist of the Year, Lauren Daigle for Female Artist of the Year, Big Daddy Weave for Worship Song of the Year with "The Lion And The Lamb" and Zach Williams for Breakout Single of the Year with "Chain Breaker." A full recap of Sunday night's winners is listed below. Big Daddy Weave, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Crowder, Danny Gokey, for KING & COUNTRY, Jesus Culture, Mandisa, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Tauren Wells, Zach Williams and more performed.
Artist of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
Male Artist of the Year
Female Artist of the Year
Group/Duo of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY
Worship Song of the Year
Big Daddy Weave "The Lion and the Lamb"
Song of the Year
for KING & COUNTRY "Priceless"
Breakout Single of the Year
Zach Williams "Chain Breaker"
Film/Television Impact Award
The Case For Christ
Book Impact Award
Sports Impact Award
Unique to this year, the K-LOVE Fan Awards partnered with the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF). Alongside a partnership with K-LOVE, all votes for this year's awards went towards MWSF, placing two military heroes and their families into move-in ready, mortgage-free homes.
Fans came from all over the country to Nashville, Tennessee's Music City, for the K-LOVE Fan Awards weekend to participate in concerts, breakout sessions, a songwriter showcase, K-LOVE's Run For Love 5K benefitting the Hands and Feet Project, the fan zone featuring artist autograph signings and more.
Tickets are already on sale for the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend, set to return to Nashville May 25-27 of 2018.
About The K-LOVE Fan Awards
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. This year’s show includes the return of co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West. Coca-Cola Consolidated is the sponsor for The 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards. For more information visit www.KLOVEFanAwards.com. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a regional EMMY® (2016) winning John Sanders LLC/Eidon Event.
The K-LOVE Radio Network creates compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE is enjoyed by millions of people across the country every week in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more. The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fun, unique and meaningful fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers, who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Military Warriors Support Foundation:
Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, founded by Lt. General, Leroy Sisco, (Ret), in 2007. Their mission is to provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our Nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it can be difficult for many. Our programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and transportation assistance.
Get Connected with the 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards:
Website // KLOVEFanAwards.com
Hashtag // #klovefanawards
Media Contact for the 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards:
Velvet Kelm, Courtney Hyder, Emily Travis
the media collective
Media Contact for Fathom Events:
Jessica Nelson, Katherine Schwappach
720-262-2753 / 720-262-2713
Media Contact for MWSF:
Military Warriors Support Foundation
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