At the KLOVE Fan Awards in Nashville this past Sunday, artist Lauren Daigle asked for prayer for her grandfather, who drove nine hours to see her perform and win two awards.
“I’m going to try not to cry, but I want to honor my grandfather,” said Daigle during one of her acceptance speeches. “He’s 86 years old, and he has knees that are giving him a hard time and shoulders and a back that, it all kind of needs to be replaced. So if ya’ll could be praying for someone, that’s the man.”
Daigle took home awards for Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, saying, “I just want to give all glory to [God]. Thank you for everybody who voted. I appreciate you guys. We’ll see you soon!”
A Big Year
It has been quite a year for Daigle. Her album, Look Up Child, beat Drake, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj to debut third on Billboard’s 200 chart last September. After tying with Carrie Underwood in January for being a female with the longest running single on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart, Daigle broke that record the following week. She then went on in February to win her first Grammys for Look Up Child and her single, “You Say.” Daigle also won at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1st in the categories of Christian Artist, Christian Album, and Christian Song.
The KLOVE Fan Awards is an event that allows people to vote for their top choice in a variety of categories. According to the site, the purpose of the awards show is to “create a fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.” Other winners this year were for KING & COUNTRY, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Unplanned.
The KLOVE Fan Awards will air on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on June 9th.