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Announcing… Lauren’s First Headlining Tour

9c2d85e9-a1b9-490c-a143-06c23e1d8f0fMy oh my, how the time flies! Last year was my first time to ever step foot on a red carpet or attend an award show. The K-Love Fan Awards took me by surprise with only having released the song “How Can It Be.” Back for a second year, I cannot tell you how honored I am to be considered amongst y’all. These awards are extra special because they are purely voted on by the fans. Fans can be a very interesting word, but I like to think of it as “ministry buddies.” I sing. You share. We are all in this together and dependent on each other’s gift so that the body of Christ can be full, spreading His Kingdom to come to earth. That being said, when last Sunday rolled around, your votes stood out. I’m so grateful to have won not only the Female Artist of the Year but also the Artist of the Year award! In my excitement, I rushed to the stage and gave the acceptance speech of a lifetime… For the wrong award! Laughter filled my bones as I gave everyone permission to indulge at my expense. It was one of the most humorous moments I’ve had on stage thus far. I wouldn’t trade it for a better speech either! I got a good laugh out of it! Moving along, I just truly am so touched by your support in this season of my life. Thank you dearly!

I have some other fun news to share with you!

The secret is out: I will be headlining my very first tour in the fall! I’m partnering with CURE International because of my love for the medical field and missions. I wanted to be a missionary doctor when I was in middle school. Although my path took another turn, the passion still burns to see impoverished people given a sense of freedom through transformational surgeries!

My deepest desire for these nights is that God would shake the foundation of what we know of Him and expand our revelation of who He is. I want people to feel free to “let their hair down” and come as they are. I want people to feel like they can drink from the water of Life, rest in His presence, and leave refueled and empowered to fulfill all that He has in store. I am so thrilled to see how He moves in all of our lives. I look forward to His healing hand touching us all. COME EXPECTANT! COME HUNGRY! COME DESPERATE! COME AS YOU ARE! I hear Him saying “Draw near to Me, and I’ll draw near to you.” I am so ready! I am also excited to announce that Chris McClarney will be joining me for the evening. There will be lots in store! You can check out the tour dates below for more info! I look forward to seeing your smiling faces out on the road! But until then, God bless each of you, and thanks again for all of your love!

– Lauren

Artist Of The Year At 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

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Lauren Daigle Named Artist Of The Year At 

2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards

Nashville, Tenn. (June 6, 2016) – Hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West, winners were announced at last night’s 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry stage. Among those honored include Lauren Daigle who received both Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year, Chris Tomlin for Song of the Year with “Good Good Father,” Danny Gokey who took home both Male Artist of the Year and Breakout Single and for KING & COUNTRY who were honored with Best Live Show and Group/Duo of the Year. A full recap of winners is listed below.

NEEDTOBREATHE opened the show with a surprise performance for the packed Opry house of fans, adding to the talent-studded line-up of TobyMac, Switchfoot, Crowder, Newsboys, Big Daddy Weave and more. Presenters included top names in music, and a surprise taped appearance by Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. University of Miami Head Football Coach Mark Richt, Retired Chicago White Sox First Baseman Adam LaRoche, Kansas City Royals’ Dayton Moore and War Room’s Alex Kendrick were among other presenters representing those in sports, films and books who are engaging and impacting popular culture for Jesus Christ. 

The event was heard live across the country on the K-LOVE Radio Network and around the world on KLOVE.com. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE Radio is enjoyed by millions of people across the country in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more. 

The awards served as the conclusion of the fourth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend packed with artist appearances exclusively for fans. Events included an Official Kickoff Concert, Rising Artists Dinner, Songwriter’s Showcase, a continuous fan zone, worship service, The Run For Love 5K and more.

2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards Winners

Artist of the Year

Lauren Daigle

Male Artist of the Year

Danny Gokey

Female Artist of the Year

Lauren Daigle

Group/Duo of the Year

for KING & COUNTRY

Best Live Show

for KING & COUNTRY

Song of the Year

Chris Tomlin “Good Good Father”

Worship Song of the Year

Francesca Battistelli “Holy Spirit”

Breakout Single

Danny Gokey “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again”

Best Lyric

Matthew West “Grace Wins”

Sports Impact

Adam LaRoche

Film/Television Impact

War Room 

Book Impact

Gary Thomas “Sacred Marriage”

About The K-LOVE Fan Awards:

The K-LOVE Fan Awards mission 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. This year’s show included co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West. Coca-Cola Consolidated is the sponsor for The 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards. Other sponsors for the event include Museum of the Bible, World Hope, Sports Spectrum, With Open Eyes, Trevecca Nazarene University and LabeLive. Previous hosts for The K-LOVE Fan Awards include Phil & Kay Robertson and Jase & Missy Robertson from A&E TV’s popular show “Duck Dynasty,” Candace Cameron Bure and Kirk Cameron. For more information visit www.KLOVEFanAwards.com. The K-LOVE Fan Awards is a regional EMMY® (2016) winning John Sanders LLC/World Hope Event.

About K-LOVE:

The K-LOVE Radio Network is designed to create compelling media that inspires and encourages you to have a meaningful relationship with Christ. With 531 total signals in 48 states, K-LOVE Radio is enjoyed by millions of people across the country in markets including New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, Miami, Denver and many more. Now with their Fan Awards, their mission is to create a unique and fun fan experience that celebrates and promotes artists, athletes, authors and entertainers, who, with excellence, engage and impact popular culture for Jesus Christ.

Lauren Daigle K-LOVE Fan Awards Nomination

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Nashville, TN (January 23, 2015) —- One of Christian music’s breakout artists of 2014, Lauren Daigle, continues her momentum in the new year with a K-LOVE Fan Awards nomination for Worship Song of the Yearwith her No. 1 hit, “How Can It Be.” The honor marks the first music industry awards show nomination for Daigle and the first K-LOVE nomination for her label, Centricity Music. The K-LOVE fan-voted Awards Show will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN on May 31, 2015.

“I’m constantly surprised by the hand of God moving,” says Daigle. “When I heard about the K-LOVE nomination, I was overwhelmed with excitement. It just points to His sovereignty over the plans for each of our lives. I am grateful to be a child of the King, grateful for K-LOVE and for all of those who voted. See you soon!”

The single and title track from Daigle’s debut album immediately connected with fans, radio and media, with her powerful vocals that are drawing comparisons to pop sensation, Adele, and Daigle’s soulful lyrics. The song went Top Ten at Christian radio, No. 1 on iTunes Christian Singles Chart and was named by iTunes as one of the Top Christian songs of 2014.  At the same time, the EP How Can It Be reached No. 1 on iTunes Christian Albums Chart and named as one of the Top 20 Christian releases last year by the online retail outlet.  Daigle’sHow Can It Be full album releases April 14, 2015 and will be available for the first time at all retail music stores, while also being listed at all online music outlets. It is sure to deliver strong reviews, with the press already saying, “beautiful album” (Worship Leader Magazine), “fantastic debut”  (NewReleaseTuesday.com) and “breath of fresh air” (Breathecast).

Major tour announcements for Daigle will be announced in the near future, but in the meantime please visit her website for updates, www.laurendaigle.com.

Lauren Daigle Strong Single Debut

Centricity Music’s newest artist, Lauren Daigle, is living up to the high expectations for her new single, “How Can It Be.” The song is currently No. 2 New and Active on both of Billboard’s AC charts and No. 42 on the NCA chart. It’s a strong list of stations playing the single, including such powerhouses as; KSBJ/Houston, TX, KLTY/Dallas, TX, SOS Network/Las Vegas, NV, JOY FM Network/Sarasota, FL and Atlanta, GA, WONU/Tulsa, OK, WBSN/New Orleans, LA, WDTC/Birmingham, AL and WHPZ/South Bend, IN. The song is available on iTunes and Amazon. “How Can It Be” is resonating with Christian music fans online, “love her voice,” “Lauren is a total inspiration,” “simply beautiful,” “this woman’s music has been used by God to guide me thru grief, loss, restoration, and newness.”

“I hope this song gives you a glimpse of the magnificent grace lavished upon us through our infinite Savior!,” says Daigle. “‘Grace’ can be a word that has lost its fervency through overuse, but when we take our hearts to the sand where Jesus wrote before the religious and the sinner, we can see that ‘grace’ has the power to reshape humanity.”

“How Can It Be” is the first single  and title track from Daigle’s upcoming five-song EP How Can It Bethat releases September 16th. Daigle will be performing her new music this fall with Aaron Shust’sMorning Rises Fall Tour, which also features Mikeschair and Nathan Tasker.

Lauren Daigle Joins Jason Gray’s Christmas Tour

Jason Gray will once again bring holiday cheer to fans across the country, as he launches the 2nd annual Christmas Stories Tour on December 4th. The 10-city tour will also feature new Centricity artist, Lauren Daigle, who will be performing her debut single, the Christmas anthem “Light of the World.” Gray will be performing songs from his 2012 holiday album,Christmas Stories: Repeat The Sounding Joy, that presents a deeper story celebrating the birth of Christ, while focusing on the details inside the Christmas narrative.

“I’ve been blessed to share my songs and be a part of things I would never have even thought to hope for when I set out on this journey,” says Gray. “But of everything I’ve done, I get the most excited about my Christmas tour and telling the story of the incarnation in a way that I hope feels both holy and human. I’m excited to get to have my sons out with me again, as well as Centricity’s newest artist, Lauren Daigle, as my special guest. Lauren sang on the “Nothing Is Wasted” single and has one of the most stunning voices I’ve ever heard. I’m excited for you to join us as we celebrate Christmas together!”

Audiences can also expect Gray to perform his new radio single, “With Every Act Of Love,” that is #25 on Billboard’s NCA chart, #23 on the AC Monitored Chart  and #16 on AC Indicator after only three weeks of airplay. For two weeks in a row the song was the most added, along with the greatest gainer, at Christian radio. New adds this week include, WVFJ/Atlanta, GA; WCIE/Tampa, FL; WFHM/Cleveland, OH; WJQK/Grand Rapids, MI; WLGH/Lansing, MI; KJIL/Meade, KS; KGTS/College Place, WA; KHPE/Eugene, OR and WJTL/Lancaster, PA.

Gray is currently on Steven Curtis Chapman’s The Glorious Unfolding Tour with Laura Story, which concludes on November 24th in Eau Claire, WI. Gray has also been busy in the studio recording his new Centricity Music album, Love Will Have The Final Word that releases March 4, 2014.