The sold-out K-LOVE Fan Awards will return to the iconic Grand Ole Opry House this Sun. Jun. 2 for the seventh consecutive year on the heels of a sold-out weekend brimming with unique fan experiences. Scoring three nominations each, Casting Crowns, Danny Gokey, for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle are the top nominees with Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, Josh Baldwin of Bethel Music, MercyMe, Newsboys, TobyMac and We Are Messengers each scoring two nods. All of the winners will be determined by nation-wide fan voting which ends May 31 at midnight EST.
Pro Football Hall of Famer and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee Joe Gibbs will be this year's recipient of the Sports Impact Award. Kathie Lee Gifford with Rabbi Jason Sobel will receive the Book Impact Award for The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi: My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began.
Bethel Music's Josh Baldwin, Big Daddy Weave, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Danny Gokey, for KING & COUNTRY, Francesca Battistelli, Lauren Daigle, Micah Tyler, Phil Wickham, Rend Collective, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tauren Wells and We Are Messengers will all make appearances as performers during the award show. Kathie Lee Gifford, Rebecca St. James and The Kendrick Brothers’ Alex Kendrick will appear as presenters. Mandisa and Matthew West are returning as co-hosts.
The sold-out weekend starts with Friday’s concert by Lauren Daigle, Zach Williams and Micah Tyler. Saturday’s action is filled with different fan experiences including three different meet and greet sessions where fans get to take talk to and take photos with their favorite artists, a songwriter’s showcase helmed by 5X GRAMMY winner Steven Curtis Chapman finishing with the Run For Love 5K to benefit Hands and Feet Project. Sunday starts off with a Sunday morning worship service with Phil Wickham and Alex Kendrick.
For any fans that won’t be in attendance, the show will be broadcasted by TBN on Sunday, June 9 (9pm eastern/8pm central & 6pm pacific).[Co-hosts Mandisa & Matthew West (2018). Credit: Getty Images for K-LOVE]