The show will be hosted by Curb|Word Entertainment's Meredith Andrews and will feature exclusive performances by Stars Go Dim (Curb|Word), We Are Messengers (Curb|Word), 7eventh Time Down (BEC Recordings) and Terrian (Gotee Records). Next Big Thing nominees, and independent artists, Attaboy, Caleb Crino, The Cashmans and Wild Harbors will also be performing while Madison Line Records' Devin Westbrook and Hope Van Douser will open the show with a special worship medley.
"It's become a tradition for all of our performing artists to not only play their own nominated music, but also exclusive medleys of other nominated artists and songs," explains show director and NewReleaseToday.com founder, Kevin McNeese. "It's a unique and special way to come together for one night and truly honor and celebrate all of the nominees and winners this year."
Winners in all 23 categories will be announced.
The 8th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards welcomes returning partner Visible Music College, which trains and equips worship leaders, musicians, producers and managers for the Church and music industry across multiple global campuses.
"We are incredibly excited to be returning to Visible Music College's campus once again" says McNeese. "It is such a vibrant group of dedicated students and professionals that are inspired to put on a great show and create an atmosphere that celebrates everything Christian music has done in the past year. We look forward to building on what we did last year and continuing to dream for the future of what the We Love Christian Music Awards can become."
Visible Music College President Ken Steorts, a founding member of Platinum-selling rock band Skillet, sees the returning partnership as a building annual priority. "We love Christian music," Ken shares, "and we love being a global and education partner with NRT and the Together We Love event!"