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Published On: Wed, Jun 5th, 2013

TobyMac, Casting Crowns top Fan Awards for Christian Music artists

TobyMac and Casting Crowns were among the winners for the first fan-voted awards show in Christian music history. The K-LOVE Fan Awards show was held June 1 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

TobyMac, performing her at Winter Jam, won Artist of the Year at KLOVE's Fan Awards  photo Brandon Jones

TobyMac, performing her at Winter Jam, won Artist of the Year at KLOVE’s Fan Awards photo Brandon Jones

TobyMac won Artist of the Year, while Casting Crowns was honored with Group/Duo of the Year. Other winners included Chris Tomlin for Male Artist of the Year; Kari Jobe for Female Artist of the Year; For King & Country for Breakthrough Artist of the Year; Big Daddy Weave’s “Redeemed” for Song of the Year; Alex and Stephen Kendrick’s The Love Dare (B&H Books) for Book Impact of the Year; and Courageous for Movie Impact of the Year.

More than two-dozen music artists performed during the award show, including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Mandisa and TobyMac, who opened the event with his hit “Me Without You,” a nominee for Song of the Year.

The show, part of The Ultimate Fan Experience: K-LOVE Fan Awards, held May 31-June 2 in Nashville, was hosted by Phil and Kay Robertson and Jase and Missy Robertson, stars of A&E TV’s popular show Duck Dynasty.

Fans voted online for nominees “celebrating artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ,” organizers said. Nominees were determined by K-LOVE with consideration given to airplay, spins, impact and overall performance.

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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