The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Announce Nominees


The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards
Announce Nominees

Nominees Include Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Josh Turner and More;
Doyle Lawson & Quicksliver, Andy Griggs, DJ Miller and Steve Richard and Laura Dodd Set to Perform


Nashville, TN (August 31, 2012) – The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, to be held Oct. 18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (One Symphony Place), is pleased to announce this year’s final five nominees. The 18thAnnual
ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards are dedicated to honoring and
showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who
perform Inspirational Country Music. In addition to the awards ceremony,
this year the Inspirational Country Music Association will pay a special tribute to the past twenty years of Inspirational and Christian Country music during the ICM Faith, Family & Country™ 20 Year Home Coming Concert Celebration, Oct., 14 at the Cornerstone Church Madison Campus (726 W. Old Hickory Blvd) in Madison, Tenn., a free event that is open to the public. The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel (2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd) in Nashville will host the convention Oct 15-18 where festivities will include music showcases, a songwriting contest, seminars, a talent competition and much more.

For more information on the 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards or to purchase tickets, please visit

The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards are also honored to announce Doyle Lawson & Quicksliver, Andy Griggs, DJ Miller and a special duet by Steve Richard and Laura Dodd, with more to be announced, will be taking the stage as performers.

They have also partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities Nashville
and Operation Troop Aid to bring awareness to these great

The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Nominees are:

Entertainer of the Year
Chuck Day
Laura Dodd
Steve Richard
The Roys
Tommy Brandt

Male Vocalist
Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Lucas Hoge
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

Female Vocalist
Aubree Bullock
Kali Rose
Laura Dodd
Mary James

Vocal Duo
Bruce & Betsy Mullen
Chuck Day with James Payne
Joey + Rory
The Roys

Vocal Group or Band
Crawford Crossing
CrossCountry The Band
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Last Light Band
Sunday Drive

Mainstream Inspirational Country Song
“Between Sundays” – DJ Miller
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” – Martina McBride
“That’s Why I Pray” – Big & Rich
“Threaten Me With Heaven” – Vince Gill
“Time Is Love” – Josh Turner

Mainstream Country Artist
Alan Jackson
Jeff Bates
Josh Turner
Scotty McCreery
Vince Gill

Christian/Inspirational Country Song
“I Am Pretty” – Laura Dodd
“In The Shadow Of My Steeple” – Aubree Bullock
“Jesus Is Enough” – Russ Murphy
“Toothbrush” – Steve Richard
“While I Still Can” – Greg McDougal

Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Geoffrey Andrews
Paul Staggs of Branded
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

I’m Gonna Love You Through It – Martina McBride
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina
Loves Gotta Go Somewhere – Steve Richard
That’s Why I Pray – Big & Rich

New Artist
Geoffrey Andrews
Rachel Holder
Scott Steele
Wade Hammond

Dennis Agajanian
Greg McDougal
Jayc Harold
Ricky Skaggs
Vince Gill

Aaron Wilburn
Chonda Pierce
Johnny Lee Cook
Mike Snider
Tim Hawkins

Radio Personality
JR Pitsenbarger
Les Butler
Marty Smith
Mona Faith
Rich Miller

Radio Station
Cross Country Radio – CBN
Inspirational Country Radio Network
KSTV 93.1 FM – Dublin, TX
WJCR 90.1 FM – Upton, KY
WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN

Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Rhonda Vincent
Ricky Skaggs
The Isaacs
The Roys

Youth In Music Award
Emily Faith
Hannah Faith
Isaac Cole
Red Roots
The McDougal Kids

Music Evangelist of the Year
Chuck Day
Dennis Agajanian
Greg McDougal
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

Faith, Family, & Country Movie
Dolphin Tale
Joyful Noise
War Horse
The Help

Television Network
Gospel Music Channel
Great American Country
NRB Network
TCT Networks

The first awards ceremony back in 1993 (CCMA Awards at that time) began with a humble six awards including the “Pioneer Award” (Oak Ridge Boys), “Male Vocalist of the Year” (Bruce Haynes), “Female Vocalist of the Year” (Teri Lyn), “Christian Country Song of the Year” (Rodeo Preacher – Bruce Haynes), “Group of the Year” (White River), and “Songwriter of the Year” (Paul Overstreet). Today the award show (currently the Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards) has expanded to include over twenty awards including “Entertainer of the Year,” “Vocal Duo of the Year,” “Vocal Group of the Year,” “Mainstream Country Artist of the Year,” “Mainstream Inspirational Song of the Year,” “Video of the Year, and “Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year.In
addition the ceremony now honors new artists, youth, radio stations and
personalities, movies, television networks, musicians, and videos that
have had a large impact on the Inspirational and Christian country music
genre. Over the years past winners include Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Ken Holloway, Marty Raybon, T. Graham Brown, Steve Wariner, Johnny Cash, The Fox Brothers, Soggy Bottom Boys, Randy Travis, Darryl Worley, Josh Turner, Tim McGraw, Craig Morgan, George Strait, Point of Grace, The Roys, Carrie Underwood, Justin Moore, and many more.

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