The 6th annual K-LOVE Fan Awards celebrated the best and brightest music of the past year on Sunday, May 27 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Exclusively fan-voted, the 2018 awards ceremony honored artists, authors, athletes and films across 10 categories. For the first time ever, fans can catch the K-LOVE Fan Awards on TV. The awards will air exclusive on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on Thursday, May 31 at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST. Here are five of the best can’t-miss moments from this year’s show:

Mandisa and Matthew West1. MANDISA AND MATTHEW SHARING CO-HOSTING DUTIES

For the fourth year, Matthew West assumed co-hosting duties. In the past, he’s paired his quick wit with Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Candace Cameron Bure. For 2018, fellow artist and GRAMMY nominee Mandisa joined him, making her inaugural appearance as a host. The two songwriters proved to be quite a dynamic duo as they poked fun at fellow artists, previewed hilarious fictional movie trailers for hits songs and comfortably bantered throughout the evening. Don’t miss their opening montage, which features the duo singing an original, cleverly-written song by Matthew. In addition, Mandisa performed “Bleed The Same” with TobyMac and friends; and Matthew honored the late Reverend Billy Graham with his performance of “All In” (one of the night’s most moving moments).

Matt Maher 2018 KLOVE Performance2. MATT MAHER’S SIZZLING PERFORMANCE OF “WHAT A FRIEND”

Matt Maher pulled out all the stops for his K-LOVE performance. He started on an upright piano with a stripped-down version of timeless hymn “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” before launching into an electric version of his current single, “What A Friend.” Gospel music icon Jason Crabb and sisters Alexandria and Lexie Fitzgerald from rising soul/rock outfit The New Respects joined Maher–all contributing stellar guitar work to an amped up version of the song. The collaboration was by far one of the nicest surprises of the night.

MercyMe at 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards3. MERCYME WINNING THEIR FIRST K-LOVE FAN AWARD (AND EVERY OTHER AWARD THEY WERE NOMINATED FOR…)

Following 14 nominations across six years, MercyMe finally won their first K-LOVE Fan Award. In fact, they took home four trophies, one for every category they were nominated in. The band was named Artist of the Year and Group/Duo of the Year. In addition, fans voted 19-week No. 1 smash “Even If” Song of the Year. The group’s blockbuster movie, I Can Only Imagine, also earned them the Film Impact award. MercyMe performed the “reimagined” version of the hit song that launched their career with special guest Trace Adkins (who plays Scott Brickell, the band’s manager, in the movie).

Francesca Battistelli and Cory Asbury4. CORY ASBURY AND FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI COLLABORATING ON “RECKLESS LOVE”

First-time nominee Cory Asbury walked away from the night a huge winner. The Bethel Music singer/songwriter nabbed awards for both Breakout Single and Worship Song of the Year for runaway hit “Reckless Love.” The song made for a stunning duet as Francesca Battistelli joined Cory onstage to perform the mega anthem. With Francesca in a long, flowing white dress and Cory in a dusty brown jacket, the two recording artists effortlessly traded lead vocals building to one of the most worshipful moments of the night.

Peter Furler and Michael Tait5. NEWSBOYS UNITING FOR NOSTALGIC MEDLEY

Toward the end of the evening fans were treated to an epic four-song medley from Newsboys United. Former lead singer Peter Furler and former bassist Phil Joel joined Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis for a small taste of the Newsboys United Tour heading back out on the road in June. The set kicked off with a pulsating rendition of Platinum-certified single “God’s Not Dead” before launching into the worshipful “He Reigns.” Nostalgia prevailed for a reprise of career hit “Shine” before closing with the band’s current single (which features Furler), “The Cross Has The Final Word.”

Remember to tune in to TBN on Thursday (5/31) to watch all of these moments and more on the 2018 K-LOVE Fan Awards.

*All photos courtesy of Getty Images for K-LOVE.