The 5th annual We Love Christian Music Awards were recorded live at TBN Studios in Hendersonville, TN on February 2 and featured a lineup of performers and presenters from some of today’s most popular Christian artists. Among them was 2015 Next Big Thing winner, Spencer Kane. Nominated for Male Artist, Indie Artist and Most Influential Artist of the Year, the 20 year old Pop R&B solo artist and current member of the renowned band Anthem Lights, swept the categories garnering the most fan votes in each.
“Being known as an independent artist has many challenges versus those who are signed to a major label, but times like this remind me how much fans can really make a difference,” said Kane. “I know there are a lot of fans that listen to my music, but when the world’s largest Christian music website nominates you and the fans respond with overwhelming votes, it is pretty humbling,” he added.
The We Love Christian Music Awards is the only fan based vote award event of it’s kind in the Christian Music Industry. The traditional Gospel Music Association (GMA) holds annual awards called The Dove Awards to honor the most outstanding artists and producers in the Christian and Gospel Music Industry. The nominees and winners are all chosen by GMA members. While the Dove Awards are similar to the Grammys, the We Love Christian Music Awards would be the equal to the People’s Choice Awards.
“Spencer is such an unusual artist in the business. He maintains his full time role in the Anthem Lights band and yet still produces and releases his own music as a solo artist. Apart from the great quality of his 2016 album KANE, we felt that his overall work in both Anthem Lights and as a solo artist deserved a nomination in the Male Artist and Indie Artist categories this year,” stated We Love Award founder, Kevin McNeese.
Kane continues to release music apart from Anthem Lights, but tours nationally with the band as well as alone for his solo work. When not involved in music, he may be seen on television or on the big screen acting. He resides in Nashville and plans to release a new EP in late 2017.