The K-Love Fan Awards was broadcast last night on the TBN network.
It was a banner year for Christian music group MercyMe which continued Sunday night at the K-LOVE Fan Awards. The group won all four awards they were nominated for at the show, which took place at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House.
That included Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Group or Duo of the Year as well as Film Impact for “I Can Only Imagine,” the hit inspirational film category. Andrew and Jon Erwin were special guests on the show, they were the directors and screen writers for the film. Along with Dennis Quaid, who did a stellar job for his acting role, they received a standing ovation.
Cory Asbury picked up two awards for his song “Reckless Love”: Worship Song of the Year and Breakout Single. TobyMac and Lauren Daigle were named Male and Female Artist of the Year, respectively.
2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards winners
Artist of the Year: MercyMe
Song of the Year: MercyMe “Even If”
Male Artist of the Year: TobyMac
Female Artist of the Year: Lauren Daigle
Group or Duo of the Year: MercyMe
Breakout Single: Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Worship Song of the Year: Cory Asbury “Reckless Love”
Film Impact: I Can Only Imagine
Sports Impact: 2017 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles
Book Impact Recipient: Dimas Salaberrios “Street God”
I have worked with many popular artists that appeared on major awards shows, the production of the K-Love Awards show this year matches or exceeds any of them. The line of quality between secular events and Gospel events has been blurred over the last few years.
All things being equal, inspiration is what really takes a show home, whether it is under the banner of “Gospel” or “secular.”