On February 13, 2013, members of the media gathered at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. A growing sense of curiosity settled over those assembled, all of whom had been invited to an ambiguous press conference hosted by K-LOVE, the world’s largest Christian music radio network.
Just a year prior, K-LOVE had entered the Nashville market for the first time with a local affiliate. A hushed reverence filled the intimate space as journalists and industry VIPs took their seats on the hallowed stage overlooking the iconic auditorium where music royalty like Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks have at one time performed. As morning light shone through the landmark’s rainbow-colored stained glass, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean took the podium, and with the help of @Amy Grant, @TobyMac, @Jeremy Camp, @Brandon Heath, @Francesca Battistelli, @Jamie Grace and @Plumb, he announced that Music City would host the first-ever fan-voted Christian entertainment award show that summer.
A decade later, the K-LOVE Fan Awards continue to embody the original mission that was dreamed up. Alongside the annual K-LOVE Christmas Tour and “K-LOVE Presents Live at Red Rocks,” the K-LOVE Fan Awards has become the ministry’s marquee event.
Enjoy this series of content leading up to the 2023 K-LOVE Fan Awards, and be sure to visit the Fan Awards website to learn how to attend this year's anniversary weekend.
A Look Back: Celebrating 10 Years of the K-LOVE Fan Awards
The K-LOVE Fan Awards fan-voted ceremony is a five-time regional EMMY® Award-winning show, but how did it all begin?
10 of the Most Memorable Wins in K-LOVE Fan Awards History
While we celebrate every single artist, author, athlete, actor and podcast host who has ever been recognized in a select category or has taken home one of these esteemed trophies over the last decade, here are 10 of some the most memorable wins in K-LOVE Fan Awards history.
Top 10 Songs That Shaped the First Decade of the K-LOVE Fan Awards
Songs are the bedrock of K-LOVE, and in turn, they also provide the infrastructure for the K-LOVE Fan Awards. Here are the Top 10 songs — as voted on by fans — that helped shape the first decade of the K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Top 10 Unforgettable K-LOVE Fan Awards Moments From The Past 10 Years
From song debuts to moving tributes and one-of-a-kind experiences, the entire K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend is always one for the books. Here are our picks for the top 10 unforgettable moments from the past decade we’re certain we’ll remember for years to come.
10 Years, 10 Show-Stopping K-LOVE Fan Awards Collaborations
From unlikely pairings to cross-genre alliances, since its inception in 2013, the K-LOVE Fan Awards has always fostered community both on stage and off. Whether Christian artists are banding together to sing for a good cause or bringing fresh life to a hit that’s already topped the charts, here are 10 show-stopping K-LOVE Fan Awards collaborations worthy of a standing ovation.
Six Reasons to Attend the 2023 K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend
The K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend is truly an unforgettable experience. Once you go, you’re guaranteed to make it an annual tradition. Whether you’re a rookie or a K-LOVE Fan Awards regular, here are six reasons you should pack your bags and head to Music City for the 10th anniversary of the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend.