As it gets closer to the first annual K-Love Fan Awards, on June 1, in Nashville, Tennessee, fans who have not yet voted for their favorite Christian musicians must vote on the awards' Facebook page if they want to have their voices heard.
The K-Love Fan Awards are the first awards of their kind within the Christian music community, allowing fans to vote for their favorite Christian artists in a number of different categories. K-Love is the leading Christian radio network in the United States and their awards will be hosted by The Robertsons; Phil, Kay, Jase, and Missy, from A & E's popular television show, 'Duck Dynasty.' The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Nominees for Christian Song Of The Year include Big Daddy Weave's 'Redeemed,' Building 429's 'Where I Belong,' Matt Redman's '10,000 Reasons,' Newsboys' 'God's Not Dead (Like a Lion),' Chris Tomlin's 'Whom Shall I Fear,' and TobyMac's 'Me Without You.'
Nominees for Male Artist Of The Year include Brandon Heath, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Matthew West and TobyMac. Nominees for Female Artist Of The Year include, Francesca Battistelli, Kari Jobe, Laura Story, Mandisa and Natalie Grant.
Nominees for Group/Duo Of The Year include Newsboys, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North and Third Day. Nominees for breakthrough artist of the year include Building 429, Laura Story, For King & Country, Sidewalk Prophets and Plumb.
The nominees for over-all Artist Of the Year include Casting Crowns, Newsboys, MercyMe, Third Day and TobyMac. Other categories include Movie Impact Of The Year, Sports Impact Of The Year and Book Impact Of The Year.
You can vote by going to the K-Love Fan Awards Facebook page and clicking the LIKE button in the top right corner.
For more information on the K-Love Fan Awards, check out the awards website. Fans who would like to attend the even can buy a Fan Experience package, which is the only way to guarentee a seat at the event. This package includes involvement in various activities throughout the weekend, in addition to the awards. Event Only passes are also avalable for those who are not interested in the entire package.
Current Schedule For The Award Weekend (from the K-Love Fan Awards website):
Friday, May 31st
(We recommend guests flying into Nashville schedule flights before 3:30 pm if possible)
12 pm - 5 pm: Registration at the Gaylord Opryland Resort
6 pm: Dinner with K-LOVE staff and friends (Opryland Resort)
8 pm: Weekend kickoff concert (Opryland Resort)
10 pm: Late night event - "Songwriters Spotlight" (Opryland Resort)
Saturday, June 1st
7 am: Breakfast event (Opryland Resort)
9 am - 12 pm: Artist Reception (Opryland Resort)
12 pm - 5:00 pm: Free time - lunch and dinner will not be provided
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Shuttle transportation to the Ryman
6:30 pm: Red Carpet - Fans, Media & Artists
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Fan Awards Show (Ryman Auditorium)
10:30 pm - 11:45 pm: Shuttle transportation back to Opryland Resort
Sunday, June 2nd
(We recommend guests flying out of Nashville schedule flights after 2:30 pm if possible)
7 am: Breakfast: (Opryland Resort)
9 am - 10:30 am: Worship Service (Opryland Resort)
*all times are tentative and subject to change