After a slightly late start, the K-LOVE Fan Awards kicked off at the Grand Ole Opry on June 1, 2014 with Matthew West and Candace Cameron Bure hosting. Performers and presenters included: Casting Crowns, Francesca Battistelli, Kyle Idleman, Newsboys, Roma Downey, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tenth Avenue North, Thomas Davis, Big Daddy Weave, Building 429, Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Colton Dixon, for KING & COUNTRY, Jamie Grace, Amy Grant, Natalie Grant, Shane Harper, Hillsong UNITED, Kari Jobe, Clark Kellogg, Kutless, Matt Maher, Gus Malzahn, Mandisa, Michael McDowell, MercyMe, Newsong, Britt Nicole, Plumb, Rend Collective, Sidewalk Prophets, Michael W. Smith, Scott Stapp, Switchfoot, tobyMac, Chris Tomlin, Ann Voskamp, Phil Wickham and Cody Zeller.
The winners were:
Artist of the Year - Casting Crowns
This year, the popular band rleased their seventh studio album, Thrive and lead singer, Mark Hall, released a new book, Thrive - Digging Deep, Reaching Out.
Song of the Year - "Overcomer" by Mandisa
Female Artist of the Year - Mandisa
This year, Mandisa launched the SimplyMandisa clothing line.
Worship Song of the Year - "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" by Hillsong UNITED
To get ready to record Zion, the Hillsong UNITED team spent 10 days in New York, writing the music for the album.
Best Live Show - tobyMac
Earlier this year, tobyMac sold out Madison Square Garden during his "Hits Deep Tour."
Group/Duo of the Year - Newsboys
Their single, "God's Not Dead" has been downloaded over 80,000 times this year alone!
Male Artist of the Year - Chris Tomlin
This year, Chris released a deluxe edition of his #1 Billboard album, Burning Lights. The deluxe edition featured a long-form DVD filmed at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
First Christian Artist to Appear on a 7-Up Can - Jamie Grace
Her 2014 album, Ready to Fly, got great reviews.
Other award winners included:
- Book Impact - "You'll Get Through" This by Max Lucado
- Film/Television Impact - God's Not Dead
- Sports Impact - Thomas Davis