he K-LOVE Fan Awards has announced that current Dancing With the Stars® contestant Candace Cameron Bure, as well as American Music Award Winner, ASCAP’s reigning Christian Music Songwriter of the Year and GRAMMY®-nominee Matthew West will host the K-LOVE Fan Awards on Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House.
"I'm so excited to be hosting the K-LOVE Fan Awards," exclaimed Candace. "We're going to have a fun-tastic night and I'll be fan-girling over my favorite artists along with everyone watching!"
"As a young boy I used to study tape of the great hosts in history and nobody understood why," said Matthew. "Bob Barker, Arsenio Hall, Jerry Springer, Montel Williams, Geraldo Rivera; they've all helped to mold me into the host that I am today. I feel like all of my life has been leading up to this one moment, hosting the K-LOVE Fan Awards. All of those hours studying have finally paid off. I'm so excited!"
Voting for the K-LOVE Fan Awards is open now until Midnight EST on Saturday, May 31. Partnering with World Hope to aid in revival efforts for the city of Detroit, MI., every half a million votes cast for the Fan Awards will unlock a newly remodeled home for a family in need in Detroit, with a goal of two million votes and four homes total. The first week of voting alone eclipsed 500,000 votes, unlocking the first home.
Check out the Revival of Detroit video here: revivalofdetroit.com.
Winners will be announced LIVE at the awards show in the categories of music, sports, books and movies. To vote, visit: www.klovefanawards.com.
Last week, K-LOVE announced key performers for the K-LOVE Fan Award Show. The star-studded award show will feature performances by Chris Tomlin, Hillsong UNITED, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Francesca Battistelli and many more.
This year, fans will have more opportunities than ever to see and interact with their favorite Christian music artists at the K-LOVE Fan Awards Weekend. Starting Friday night, May 30, the weekend will start with a bang at the official Weekend Kickoff Concert, featuring performances by Tenth Avenue North, Switchfoot, for KING & COUNTRY, Rend Collective and a surprise headlining artist.
All weekend, fans will be able to participate in the first ever K-LOVE Fan Zone, which will feature a variety of fan-focused events including tours of Jeremy Camp's tour bus, celebrity basketball games, autograph sessions and more. Saturday night will end with the new Songwriters Spotlight, hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman. On Sunday, Michael W. Smith will start the day off with a special Worship Service at the Opryland Resort. The events of the day will lead to the official K-LOVE Fan Awards Show nearby at the Grand Ole Opry House.