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: Danny Gokey
Female Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle
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: Levi Lusko
Sports Impact Award: Ben Zobrist
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.
[IMAGE: for KING & COUNTRY, Credit: Jason Davis/Getty Images for K-LOVE.]