K-LOVE Announces Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience
February 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM (PT)
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION Christian K-LOVE network announces the first ever fan-voted awards show in Christian music history. The K-LOVE FAN AWARDS and ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE in NASHVILLE.
The voting process opens in May, and the winners will be announced at the Awards show, which will be held on Saturday 6/1 at 7:30p at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM. This inaugural event will bring together the biggest names in Christian music, sports, books and movies. K-LOVE selected NASHVILLE as the host city due to it being the home to the faith-based entertainment industry.
K-LOVE's CCO DAVID PIERCE shares, "We appreciate our relationship with both listeners and NASHVILLE'S music community. 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 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. Hosts of the show will be four of the stars from A&E TV's popular show "DUCK DYNASTY," PHIL & KAY ROBERTSON and JASE & MISSY ROBERTSON.
"We are thrilled to be a part of this fan-centered event for the Christian music industry," the ROBERTSON'S share 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."
Performers already slated to perform are TOBY MAC, STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, THIRD DAY, CASTING CROWNS, NEWSBOYS, and MERCYME. Categories for the Awards are, 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" listener recipient award, Artists of the Year and Song of the Year.
Fans can sign up for the K-LOVE ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE, and will receive tickets to the Awards show, a two-night stay at OPRYLAND, dinner with the K-LOVE staff and friends, a weekend kick-off concert, an exclusive meet & greet, and much more. Registration space is limited.