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Published On: Tue, Jun 2nd, 2015

For King & Country wins big at K-Love Fan Awards

Winners were announced at tonight’s 3rd Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry House, presented by Pepsi and hosted by FOX & Friend’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron. Broadcast live on K-LOVE.com, the fan-generated awards show aimed to honor artists, authors, film/television and athletes who impact popular culture in a positive and encouraging way for Jesus Christ.

For KING & COUNTRY led the night receiving an unprecedented three wins,  including the evening’s biggest honor of Artist of the Year.  Other winners were announced in the following categories.

For Kings & Country winning K Love AwardMale Artist of the Year: Chris Tomlin
Female Artist of the Year: Francesca Battistelli
Group/Duo of the Year: For KING & COUNTRY
Song of the Year: Newsboys “We Believe”
Worship Song of the Year: Lauren Daigle, “How Can It Be”
Artist of the Year: For KING & COUNTRY
Best Live Show: For KING & COUNTRY
First Christian Artist to Appear on 7UP Can: Big Daddy Weave 
Sports Impact: Benjamin Watson
Movie Impact: A.D. The Bible Continues
Book Impact: The Best Yes, Lysa TerKeurst

2015 K Love Awards co hosts Kirk cameron Elisabeth HasselbeckThis year’s K-LOVE Fan Awards partnered with Hands & Feet Project to make every vote count. With every 500,000 votes, Hands and Feet Project committed to building a family-style home for orphaned or abandoned children in Haiti. Homes will be built in the area of Jacmel, where Hands & Feet Project is based. On Saturday, fans and celebrities including Hasselbeck, For King & Country’s Joel Smallbone, Matthew West and more participated in Run For Love 2015, which benefitted the non-profit organization.With a vast array of talent, the evening showcased abundant performances and appearances from the worlds of music, sports, film and books.

Francesca Battistelli wins Klove Female Artist of the YearHighlights included memorable performances by Francesca Battestelli, Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Colton Dixon, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, For KING & COUNTRY, Danny Gokey, Hawk Nelson, Kari Jobe, Matt Maher, MercyMe, Plumb, Sidewalk Prophets, TobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North, Third Day and Matthew West.

 Special appearances were also made by the Benham Brothers, Blanca, the NFL’s Brian Bosworth, Indiana Hoosier’s Coach Tom Crean, Louie Giglio, Natalie Grant, former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titan’s Punter Brett Kern, Britt Nicole, Kristian Stanfill, The PGA’s Kevin Streelman, Michael Tait, author Lysa TerKeurst, New Orleans Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson, and Boston Celtics Center Tyler Zeller.

The show was the pinnacle event of the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend and Ultimate Fan Experience, where fans had more chances than ever to see and interact with their favorite Christian music artists.

“The Fan Awards Weekend is an amazing event bringing together the best who are impacting our culture for Christ,” remarked K-LOVE Chief Creative Officer David Pierce.  “To partner with this amazing and talented community is a blessing for all of us at K-LOVE.  Tonight’sshow, was another high point in the body of Christ coming together and proclaiming the name of Jesus to all who would hear! “
The 4th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards is set to return to the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5, 2016. For more information, please visit KLOVEFanAwards.com.
Male Artist of the Year winner Chris Tomlin performs "At The Cross (Love Ran Red)"  2015 K-Love Awards

Male Artist of the Year winner Chris Tomlin performs “At The Cross (Love Ran Red)” 2015 K-Love Awards

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