Nashville, Tenn. – 7 June 2016 – Word Entertainment is proud to announce three total wins, the most of any record label, at the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, held last night at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, the exciting culmination of the K-LOVE Fan Awards weekend. Artists for KING & COUNTRY and Francesca Battistelli took home trophies in the fan-voted categories: Group/Duo of The Year (for KING & COUNTRY), Best Live Show (for KING & COUNTRY), and Worship Song of The Year (Francesca Battistelli for "Holy Spirit"). With their two trophies, for KING & COUNTRY remains the winningest artist in the history of the K-LOVE Fan Awards.
Word Entertainment artists Big Daddy Weave, Sidewalk Prophets and Blanca, along with Atlantic artist NEEDTOBREATHE performed, while for KING & COUNTRY presented the award for Male Artist of The Year.
“An event like this gives us a unique opportunity to pause and celebrate alongside our artist and industry partners," shares Rod Riley, President & CEO, Word Entertainment. "We count it a privilege to serve our diverse roster and are honored that the work they have put forth in art and ministry was recognized tonight by the K-LOVE Fan Awards."
"K-LOVE is a tremendous partner to us," adds Andrea Kleid, VP Promotion, Word Entertainment. "They reach millions everyday spreading a message of hope and encouragement, while maintaining a consistent willingness to partner with new and established artists alike. The KLOVE Fan Awards Weekend is such a unique opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the rich connections between artists and fans, and we thank K-LOVE for the opportunity."
About Word Entertainment:
A leader in the Christian music community for 65 years, Word Entertainment, a Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive faith-based company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including recorded music, distribution, publishing, film, merchandising, and live events. Word represents some of the top names in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Blanca, Castro, Everfound, Family Force 5, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Sidewalk Prophets, Stars Go Dim, VERIDIA, We Are Messengers and Zealand Worship, and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.
(Photo credit: Kurt Heinecke)