For King & Country Takes Top Honors at 2022 K-Love Fan Awards – Billboard


For King & Nation received 3 awards on the 2022 Okay-LOVE Fan Awards, which aired on TBN on Friday (June 3). The display, co-hosted by way of Matthew West and Tauren Wells, used to be taped are living on the Opry Area in Nashville on Might 29.

Along with co-hosting, West used to be additionally a large winner at the night time, taking the award for male artist of the 12 months.


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The Okay-LOVE Fan Awards’ mentioned venture is to have fun and advertise artists, athletes, authors and entertainers “who have interaction and have an effect on pop culture for Jesus Christ.” The awards are of their 9th 12 months.

For King & Nation received artist of the 12 months, tune of the 12 months (“For God Is With Us”) and workforce/duo of the 12 months. The brother duo, consisting of Joel and Luke Smallbone, has recorded collaborations with such best names as Dolly Parton, Timbaland, Tori Kelly, Lecrae and Want to Breathe.

Newcomer Anne Wilson gained two awards — feminine artist of the 12 months and breakout unmarried of the 12 months (“My Jesus”). Wilson, who used to be born in Lexington, Ky., is simply 20.

Michael W. Smith, best possible recognized for his 1991 wreck “Position in This International,” a best 10 hit at the Billboard Scorching 100, gained the e-book have an effect on award for The Method of the Father.

Katy Nichole gained her first Okay-LOVE Fan Award (from her first nomination) for worship tune of the 12 months (“In Jesus Title (God of Conceivable)”). Sadie Robertson Huff received the inaugural podcast of the 12 months award for “Whoa That’s Just right.” American Underdog used to be the movie have an effect on winner. Tim Tebow received the sports activities have an effect on award.

For King & Nation, Wilson and West additionally carried out at the display, as did CAIN, Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, Katy Nichole, Phil Wickham, Tauren Wells, and TobyMac.

The display additionally featured collaborative performances by way of Blanca with Dante Bowe, CeCe Winans with Lauren Daigle, Jonathan Traylor with Jordan Feliz, Kirk Franklin with Maverick Town Track, and Riley Clemmons with nation celebrity Walker Hayes.

Presenters integrated Danny Gokey, Jimmie Allen, Mac Powell, Matt Maher, Mike Weaver, Sadie Robertson Huff, The Skit Guys, and Rebecca St. James (the sister of Joel and Luke Smallbone), who used to be joined by way of her (and their) mom, Helen Smallbone.

Following its broadcast on TBN, the display is streaming at the TBN app.  The once a year awards display is a John Sanders LLC manufacturing.

The taping of the awards display on Sunday Might 29 capped a weekend of are living occasions, together with a songwriter’s exhibit hosted by way of Steven Curtis Chapman, and a worship provider with Brandon Lake, Pat Barrett and Phil Wickham.

Okay-LOVE is listener-supported and delivers Christian tune via its virtually 600 indicators throughout 50 states, the Okay-LOVE App, sensible units,, and Okay-LOVE On Call for.

Right here’s an entire listing of 2022 Okay-LOVE fan award winners:

Artist of the 12 months: For King & Nation

Male artist of the 12 months: Matthew West

Feminine artist of the 12 months: Anne Wilson

Staff/duo of the 12 months: For King & Nation

Breakout unmarried: Anne Wilson – “My Jesus”

Tune of the 12 months: For King & Nation – “For God Is With Us”

Worship tune of the 12 months: Katy Nichole – “In Jesus Title (God of Conceivable)”

Movie have an effect on: American Underdog

E-book have an effect on: Michael W. Smith – The Method of the Father

Sports activities have an effect on: Tim Tebow

Podcast of the 12 months: Sadie Robertson Huff – “Whoa That’s Just right”