Hi all! First I want to apologize for not getting a post up in almost a week! Last week I was really busy finishing up my schoolwork for the year. I’m happy to say that I’m almost done for the year and will be finished my work sometime this week. So that means…I’ll have much more time to post soon!!! 😀
Anyway, if any of you listen to the Christian radio station, K-LOVE, you may know that they had a special awards ceremony this weekend called the K-LOVE Fan Awards. Listeners were able to go on the station’s website and vote for who they wanted to win a specific category (Best Artist, Best Live Show, etc.). I did not, as I am under 18, but I did play a little game with myself and decided who I would choose if I could vote. 😉 Now let’s see who actually won, and who I would have picked for the certain awards.
Best Male Artist
Who won: Chris Tomlin
Who I would have picked: Matthew West
No offense to Chris Tomlin, but he seems to be everywhere, and while I do like several of his songs, I have been getting kind of sick of him lately. Plus if I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure he won this award last year. So, I would have picked Matthew West, just because I think he’s a really good singer, and every song I’ve heard by him so far I love. Also, he was the second Christian male artist I ever listened to (the first was Brandon Heath).
Best Female Artist
Who won: Francesca Battistelli
Who I would have picked: Francesca Battistelli
Francesca Battistelli is just awesome. She has a terrific voice and her songs just make me feel really good. I especially love her song This is the Stuff. I’m really happy that she won this award, because in my opinion, she totally deserves it.
Group/Duo of the Year
Who won: for KING & COUNTRY
Who I would have picked: for KING & COUNTRY or Tenth Avenue North
If you’re a long-time reader of my blog, you know how much I love this group. First of all, their songs are terrific, and there aren’t many songs I know by them that I dislike. Secondly, they’re Australian. Thirdly, they just seem like all-around, nice guys who love their families and try to spend as much time as possible with them. (I need to get them over to my house for dinner XD) So, what’s not to love? 🙂 I’m very pleased they won this award! If I had to choose someone else, though, I would pick Tenth Avenue North, hands down. I love their songs By Your Side, No Man Is An Island, Losing, and Stars In The Night. Plus, Mike Donehey (the awesome lead singer!) has a great voice. 🙂
Best Live Show
Who won: for KING & COUNTRY
Who I would have picked: for KING & COUNTRY
I’ve never seen any of the nominees’ live shows, but from what I have seen on YouTube of for KING & COUNTRY’s performances (not to mention what I’ve seen/heard from pictures/word of mouth), they just seem amazing! They have so many instruments, like an ENORMOUS drum and cymbals, and it just looks super cool. 🙂
Worship Song of the Year
Who won: Lauren Daigle-How Can It Be
Who I would have picked: Matt Maher-Because He Lives
Okay, please don’t take offense to this, but I really just can not stand Lauren Daigle’s voice. It’s just kind of raspy or something…I don’t know, but for whatever reason I don’t like her voice. Although the message is nice, I also don’t really care much for the song (mostly because of her voice). So, I would have picked Matt Maher because I really like him, and I also really like the song he was nominated for, which is Because He Lives.
Song of the Year
Who won: Newsboys-We Believe
Who I would have picked: either for KING & COUNTRY-Fix My Eyes or Francesca Battistelli-He Knows My Name
As soon as I saw that the Newsboys were nominated for this award, right away I just knew that they would win. I was right. As much as I love the Newsboys, I feel that they are everywhere and that this song (although the message is great, and I believe in the stuff they talk about) is completely overplayed. Still, congrats to them. 🙂 However, I would’ve chosen either Fix My Eyes by for KING & COUNTRY or He Knows My Name by Francesca Battistelli. I heard both of those songs several times over the summer last year and absolutely loved them…and still do! 🙂
Artist of the Year
Who Won: for KING & COUNTRY
Who I would have picked: for KING & COUNTRY (of course) or MercyMe
Well, I was certainly the happiest girl in the world when I saw that Joel and Luke won three awards! 🙂 If I had to pick a different artist to win, though, I think I would go with MercyMe. Their songs are absolutely terrific, and I feel that they aren’t getting as much recognition as they used to. 😉
Well, that covers all the awards! My heartiest congratulations to all the winners (and all the nominees!), even if I wouldn’t have chosen them myself.
Now, I want to know…who would you have chosen? Go to the K-LOVE Fan Awards page on the K-LOVE website and check it out for yourselves! 🙂
Have a great day!