Christian music's foremost fan-voted awards event is coming up soon, with nominees all announced ahead of showtime and a list of performances to please the ear of the genre's faithful.

On June 4 at 7 p.m. on TBN, a number of spirituality and faith centric artists and groups will be recognized for their contributions to the Christian music genre over the past year among a swath of categories during the annually held K-LOVE Fan Awards.

The event, to be hosted by five time Grammy Award winner Matthew West at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House, will also be live streamed on Facebook. The show has been held in Nashville since its inception at the Ryman Auditorium in 2013.

This year, performers will include Andrew Ripp; Casting Crowns; Cory Asbury; Crowder; Danny Gokey with Latin stars Evan Craft and Redimi2; Dante Bowe; Kari Jobe with Cody Carnes and Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Elevation Worship; Matthew West joined by Carly Pearce; Maverick City Music; MercyMe; Tauren Wells with Gary LeVox; We The Kingdom and Zach Williams.

The night will mark just the latest in a string of award shows to be held in Nashville or feature the city in a prominent way as the music industry rebounds from 2020, when the K-LOVE Fan Awards, like so many other honors ceremonies, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 Nominees are listed below.

Artist of the Year

Elevation Worship

For King & Country

Lauren Daigle

Maverick City Music


Zach Williams

Group of the Year

Casting Crowns

Elevation Worship

For King & Country

Maverick City Music


We The Kingdom

Female Artist of the Year

Kari Jobe

Lauren Daigle

Leanna Crawford


Natalie Grant

Riley Clemmons

Male Artist of the Year


Danny Gokey

Matthew West

Tauren Wells


Zach Williams

Song of the Year

"Good God Almighty" by Crowder

"Graves Into Gardens" by Elevation Worship and Brandon Lake

"Together" by For King & Country, Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin

"The Blessing" by Kari Jobe featuring Cody Carnes

"Help Is On The Way (Maybe Midnight)" by TobyMac

"There Was Jesus" by Zach Williams and Dolly Parton

Breakout Single

"Jericho" by Andrew Ripp

"Rise Up" by Cain

"Look No Further" by Evvie McKinney

"Man of Your Word" by Maverick City Music

"Child of Love" by We The Kingdom featuring Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE

Worship Song of the Year

"Who You Are To Me" by Chris Tomlin featuring Lady A

"The Father's House" by Cory Asbury

"Man of Your Word" by Maverick City Music

"Waymaker" by Michael W. Smith

"Battle Belongs" by Phil Wickham

"Famous For (I Believe)" by Tauren Wells featuring Jenn Johnson

Book Impact

That Sounds Fun by Annie F. Downs

Dream Big by Bob Goff

Awake & Alive to Truth by John L. Cooper

I am Restored by Lecrae

Film & Television Impact

A Week Away

Church People

The Chosen

I am Patrick

I Still Believe

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