Nashville, TN (August 2, 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 Top Ten Candidates for Nomination. 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.

Entertainer of the Year

Chuck Day

Cross Country The Band

Dennis Agajanian

Guy Penrod

Johnny Lee Cook

Laura Dodd

Steve Richard

Sunday Drive

The Roys

Tommy Brandt

 

Male Vocalist

Chuck Day

Chuck Hancock

Greg McDougal

Guy Penrod

Lucas Hoge

Mike Rimmey

Russ Murphy

Steve Richard

Tommy Brandt

Wade Hammond

 

Female Vocalist

Aubree Bullock

Chelley Odle

Kali Rose

Kathy Joy Daugherty

Larissa

Laura Dodd

Mary James

Nichole Hope

Rachel Holder

Rhonda Vincent

 

Vocal Duo

Badhorse

Branded

Bruce & Betsy Mullen

Chuck Day with James Payne

Dailey & Vincent

Houston-Stephens Project

Joey + Rory

Larissa feat. Tyson Bowman

Spirit Driven

The Roys

 

Vocal Group or Band

Crawford Crossing

CrossCountry The Band

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Last Light Band

Point of Grace

Red Roots

Skyline Boys

Sunday Drive

The Isaacs

The Springs

 

Mainstream Inspirational Country Song

“Better Than I Use To Be” – Tim McGraw

“Between Sundays” – DJ Miller

“For You” – Keith Urban

“God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton

“Home” – Dierks Bentley

“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” – Martina McBride

“In Your Arms” – Rachel Holder

“That’s Why I Pray” – Big & Rich

“Threaten Me With Heaven” – Vince Gill

“Time Is Love” – Josh Turner

 

Mainstream Country Artist

Alan Jackson

Craig Morgan

Jeff Bates

Josh Turner

Lee Brice

Martina McBride

Ricky Skaggs

Scotty McCreery

Tim McGraw

Vince Gill

 

Christian/Inspirational Country Song

“Have You Traveled With The Lord Lately” – Kali Rose

“I Am Pretty” – Laura Dodd

“In The Shadow Of My Steeple” – Aubree Bullock

“It Aint Gonna Be Like This Forever” – Larissa

“It’s A God Thing” – Sunday Drive

“Jesus Is Enough” – Russ Murphy

“Low Enough” – Chuck Day with James Payne

“Paycheck To A Prayer” – Scott Steele

“Toothbrush” – Steve Richard

“While I Still Can” – Greg McDougal

 

Songwriter

Chuck Day

Chuck Hancock

Daniel Alan of Last Light Band

Geoffrey Andrews

Greg McDougal

Kris Miller

Mark Wayne Glasmire

Paul Staggs of Branded

Russ Murphy

Tommy Brandt

 

Living Legend Award

Bruce Haynes

Charlie Daniels

Chuck Day (The Days)

CrossCountry The Band

Dolly Parton

Dr. Johnny Lee Cook

Lisa Daggs

Melanie Walker

Ricky Skaggs

Susie McEntire Luchsinger

 

Video

A Miracle – Geoffrey Andrews

Between Sundays – DJ Miller

For You – Keith Urban

God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton

I’m Gonna Love You Through It – Martina McBride

In Your Arms – Rachel Holder

Just Fishin’ – Trace Adkins

Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina

Loves Gotta Go Somewhere – Steve Richard

That’s Why I Pray – Big & Rich

 

New Artist

Emily Faith

Erik Grant Bennett

Geoffrey Andrews

Isaac Cole

Larissa

Mark Wayne Glasmire

Pete Etterman

Rachel Holder

Scott Steele

Wade Hammond

 

Musician

Andy Leftwick

Buddy Hyatt

Dennis Agajanian

Doyle Lawson

Gordon Mote

Greg McDougal

Jayc Harold

Ricky Skaggs

Russ Murphy

Vince Gill

 

Comedian

Aaron Wilburn

Barry McGee

Brad Stine

Bruce & Betsy Mullen

Chonda Pierce

Jeff Treece

Johnny Lee Cook

Lulu Roman

Mike Snider

Tim Hawkins

 

Radio Personality

Elmer Oakley

Gary Richardson

Grieg Mayberry

Jerry Proctor

JR Pitsenbarger

Les Butler

Marty Smith

Mona Faith

Rich Miller

Ricky Russ

 

Radio Station

Cross Country Radio – CBN

Inspirational Country Radio Network

KNLP 89.7 FM – Potosi, MO

KSTV 93.1 FM – Stephenville, TX

KUPR 91.7 FM – Alamagordo, NM

WCWV 92.9 FM – Summersville, WV

WJCR 90.1 FM – Upton, KY

WMDR 88.9 FM Oakland, ME

WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN

WTGF 90.5 FM – Milton, FL

 

Inspirational Bluegrass Artist

Dailey & Vincent

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Kathy Joy Daugherty

Marty Raybon

Nathan Stanley

Rhonda Vincent

Ricky Skaggs

The Grascals

The Isaacs

The Roys

 

Youth In Music Award

Aubree Bullock

Brooke Hudgins

Emily Faith

Hannah Faith

Isaac Cole

Lizzie Harris

Matthew Wacaster

Red Roots

The McDougal Kids

Voices Of Glory

 

Music Evangelist of the Year (tie)

Chuck Day

Chuck Hancock

CrossCountry The Band

Dennis Agajanian

Greg McDougal

Jayc Harold

Johnny Lee Cook

Mary James

Pete Etterman

Russ Murphy

Tommy Brandt

 

Faith, Family, & Country Movie

Courageous

Dolphin Tale

Joyful Noise

October Baby

Red Tails

The Help

The Shunning

The Tree Of Life

War Horse

Water For Elephants

 

Television Network

Christian Broadcasting Network

Daystar

God TV

Gospel Music Channel

Great American Country

INSP

NRB Network

TBN

TCT Networks

Total Living Network

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