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Nominees for K-LOVE Fan Awards announced; Voting begins May 1

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The nominees for the second annual K-LOVE Fan Awards were announced during a press event this morning, Tuesday, March 8 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. The press conference was available via LIVE stream this morning at, giving fans the opportunity to see and hear the nominations as they happened.

The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission is to create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ. The leading Christian music radio network enjoys a weekly listenership of more than 13 million

The awards show will take place Sunday, June 1 in Nashville. The K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience kicks off on Friday, May 30 and will wrap with the star-studded award show at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on Sunday, June 1.

Mike Novak and David Pierce of K-LOVE as well as artists Mike Donehey (Tenth Avenue North), Jamie Grace, Michael McDowell (NASCAR), Bart Millard (MercyMe), Britt Nicole, Michael W. Smith and Michael Tait (Newsboys) attended this morning's press conference. The event wrapped with a performance by Anthem Lights who performed a mashup of the K-LOVE Song of the Year nominations. The studio version of that mashup is available now on iTunes.

This year K-LOVE Fan Awards will partner with World Hope to aid in the revival of the people of Detroit, MI. Every half a million votes cast for the award show will unlock a newly remodeled home for a family in need in Detroit with a goal of two million votes awarding up to four homes total.

View the Revival of Detroit video here:

Leading in the top category for K-LOVE Artist of the Year are TobyMac, Casting Crowns, MercyMe, Chris Tomlin and Matthew West. Mandisa received a nod for Best Song ("Overcomer") and Female Artist of the Year. Jamie Grace also captured a Female Artist of the Year nod.

Also revealed this morning was the first voting category for the First Christian Artist to Appear on 7UP Can. Other nominations to be announced at a later date are the Film/Television Impact, Book Impact and Sports Impact Awards.

Voting opens at Midnight (EST) on May 1 and ends at Midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 1. Winners will be announced LIVE at the Awards show in the categories of music, sports, books and movies. The performance line-up includes TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Casting Crowns, Newsboys, MercyMe and more.

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KLOVE Fan Awards Nominees 2014

Song of the Year
“The Only Name” Big Daddy Weave
“Overcomer” Mandisa
“Lord I Need You” Matt Maher
“Hello My Name Is” Matthew West
“This Is Amazing Grace” Phil Wickham

Artist of the Year
Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
Matthew West

Male Artist of the Year
Matthew West
Chris Tomlin
Colton Dixon
Jeremy Camp
Steven Curtis Chapman

Female Artist of the Year
Britt Nicole
Francesca Battistelli
Jamie Grace
Natalie Grant

Group or Duo of the Year
Building 429
Casting Crowns
Sidewalk Prophets
Tenth Avenue North

Worship Song of the Year
“God’s Great Dance Floor” Chris Tomlin
“I Am” Crowder
“Oceans” Hillsong United
“Your Grace Finds Me” Matt Redman
“You Won’t Let Go” Michael W. Smith
“Never Once” One Sonic Society

Best Live Show
For King & Country
Rend Collective

First Christian Artist to Appear on 7UP Can
Hillsong Young & Free
Jamie Grace
Sidewalk Prophets
Tenth Avenue North