2024 K-LOVE Fan Awards: Worship Song of the Year Nominees

Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 by Lindsay Williams

K-LOVE Fan Awards: Worship Song of the Year

While there’s some overlap between this year’s nominees for Worship Song of the Year and Song of the Year — three songs are recognized in both categories — this bracket is focused on selections that radiate adoration to God. It’s highly likely you’ve sung each of the seven contenders vying for Worship Song of the Year in your church numerous times across the past 12 months. Many of these handpicked tracks have literally traveled around the world giving people language for their relationship with God. From singing peace into chaos to expressing unabashed praise, this year’s slate of originals will reverberate well beyond the 2024 K-LOVE Fan Awards regardless of who walks away a winner. 

Hosted by Brandon Lake and Sadie Robertson Huff, the 11th annual K-LOVE Fan Awards will air exclusively on TBN Friday, May 31, 2024, at 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET.

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“Fear Is Not My Future,” Maverick City Music

Maverick City Music "Fear Is Not My Future"

GRAMMY®-winning hit “Fear Is Not My Future” appears on Maverick City Music’s critically acclaimed project, “Kingdom Book One,” which dropped at a time when collective fear was at an all-time high. Helmed by Brandon Lake and Chandler Moore, the relevant single passionately declares that Jesus is our only hope and the only One who can truly still the anxiety in our souls. Lake — a co-writer on the track — also released his own version of the standout anthem on his sophomore album, “HELP!” 

“Firm Foundation (He Won’t),” Cody Carnes

Cody Carnes "Firm Foundation"

I’ve still got joy in chaos. I’ve got peace that makes no sense.” These are the lines Cody Carnes began writing early one morning as he paced the hallways of his home during the pandemic. Anxious, restless and unable to sleep, he started singing the very words he needed to hear. Apparently, other people needed to hear these lyrics, too. The song eventually became the title-cut of his second live album and a declaration of hope echoed around the world.

“Holy Forever,” Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin "Holy Forever"

Holy Forever” evolved into Chris Tomlin’s 21st No. 1 single. An anchor track from his most recent album, “Always,” “Holy Forever” was written by an all-star cast that includes Tomlin, Phil Wickham, Brian & Jenn Johnson and songwriter Jason Ingram. The four-time K-LOVE Fan Award winner is literally following the song of transcendence around the globe. People in countless countries have been singing the anthem in their native tongue, and Tomlin is simply trailing his song as he headlines the “Holy Forever World Tour” from now through the end of the year.

“I Believe,” Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham "I Believe"

An anthem that plainly delivers a personal creed, Phil Wickham’s “I Believe” pulls the pillars of the Christian faith into clear focus. Lyrically, Wickham weaves a masterful declaration of allegiance to Jesus. Sonically, he serves up one of the most energetic offerings of his career to date. The spirited original has become a highlight of his live set and serves as the title-cut of his latest 14-track album. 

“I Thank God,” Housefires (feat. JWLKRS Worship & Ryan Ellis)

Housefires feat. JWLKRS and Ryan Ellis "I Thank God"

With its tribal vibe and pulsating hook, Housefires’ “I Thank God” became an unexpected hit this year, putting the Atlanta-based collective on the radar of many Christian music fans who didn’t realize the buzzworthy act was actually the first outfit to lead “Good Good Father,” which Chris Tomlin eventually stewarded to the top of the charts. An outpouring of gratitude set to a frenetic melody, “I Thank God” earns Housefires their first two K-LOVE Fan Award nominations for both Worship Song of the Year and Song of the Year.

“Praise,” Elevation Worship

Elevation Worship "Praise"

Absolutely no one was surprised when Elevation Worship’s “Praise” shot to the top of the charts; the song is so infectious. Also nominated for Song of the Year, the energetic anthem closes the group’s highly lauded “CAN YOU IMAGINE?” record. The original album version features frequent collaborators Brandon Lake and Chandler Moore helming lead vocals with Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown. “Praise” has proven to be the perfect opener for the group across numerous dates of their historic “Elevation Nights” tour.

“Praise You Anywhere,” Brandon Lake

Brandon Lake "Praise You Anywhere"

Among a trio of wins, Brandon Lake took home a golden ‘K’ for his definitive global smash, “Gratitude,” when it was named 2023’s Worship Song of the Year. His upbeat follow-up, “Praise You Anywhere,” served as the lead single from his third studio effort, “Coat of Many Colors.” Upon release, the cascading anthem broke records and soared to No. 1. With a total of four nods, the South Carolina native — who’s co-hosting this year’s awards show with Sadie Robertson Huff — leads the 2024 artist nominations.

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