K-LOVE Announces First Ever Fan-Voted Awards Show In Christian Music History Hosted By Stars Of A&E TV’s “Duck Dynasty”
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — K-LOVE, the leading Christian radio network with a weekly listenership over 13 million people, will bring the first ever fan-voted awards show in Christian music history to Nashville. The K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience kicks off Friday, May 31 culminating Sunday, June 2.
The K-LOVE Fan Awards voting process will open to fans in May. The winners will be announced at the Awards show on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 pm at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. This inaugural event will create a fan experience celebrating artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.
At a recent press event, details were announced about the Fan Awards and the Ultimate Fan Experience. Some of the industry’s top artists such as TobyMac, Amy Grant, Jeremy Camp, Brandon Heath, Francesca Battistelli, Jamie Grace and Plumb appeared to share details for this event. Special appearances included Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and K-LOVE’s President and CEO Mike Novak and CCO David Pierce.
“Christian music is one of the fastest growing genres across the U.S. and is having a life-changing impact on millions of lives,” shares Novak. “This is the perfect time to debut the K-LOVE Fan Awards. Listeners who are encouraged daily through Christian music will now have a voice in recognizing the artists for their contribution, as well as authors who write on behalf of the Gospel, sports figures who speak about their faith, movies and other fields where Christ is first. I can’t wait to see the lives impacted.”
With hosting duties going to stars from A&E TV’s popular show “Duck Dynasty,” Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson, they shared their excitement about hosting this event. “We are thrilled to be a part of this fan-centered event,” the Robertson’s exclaimed in a joint statement. “With our own show, we know how vital the fans are to our success, and we understand why K-LOVE is giving 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.”
The biggest names in music, sports, books and movies will gather for the largest night in Music City. Performers already slated are fan favorites such as TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, and MercyMe.
The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a John Sanders LLC/World Hope Event. K-LOVE plays positive, encouraging contemporary Christian music. The radio network has 446 signals in 47 states with an estimated weekly audience of over 13 million.