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Founded in 1992, the Inspirational Country Music Association mission is to provide a platform to the music of faith, family and country in the mainstream marketplace and to recognize the talented performers and members of the music community who write and perform it.
Content is from the site's 2007 - 2011 archived pages, as well as from other outside sources.
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The 2011 Inspirational Country Music Awards
The annual Inspirational Country Music Awards (ICMs) are dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Christian and Inspirational Country music. Inspirational Country music is inspired by Faith, Family and Country.™
Previous shows have had appearances by: Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Tracy Lawrence, Natalie Grant with Wynonna, Tommy Brandt, Charlie Daniels, Andy Griggs, Lonestar, Jamie O.Neal, Josh Turner, Lee Greenwood, Emerson Drive, Richie McDonald, Linda Davis, CrossCountry, Jason Crabb, Dennis Agajanian, Point of Grace, Diamond Rio, James Payne, Brian Littrell, Randy Owen, The Isaacs, Phil Stacey, Melanie Walker, Jeff Bates, Tammy Cochran, Del Way and many more. The Inspirational Country Music Convention and Awards Show is a yearly event that draws music fans, broadcast media (radio, print, and TV) and the industries top artists to Nashville to showcase music and to discuss industry related issues. The member-voted ICM Awards Show is the keynote event of Inspirational Country Week. The convention and award show are presented by the 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation, Christian Country Music Association, founded in 1992 in conjunction with Power Source Music Inc.
The ICM Awards have aired on Great American Country (GAC), Gospel Music Channel, TCT Networks, The Worship Network, Cornerstone TeleVision, NRB Network, My Family TV, CTS Television Canada, Angel Two Network, Total Living Network, Golden Eagle Broadcasting (Oral Roberts University) and DayStar Television Network.
Juli London Comments: I attended this event along with Misty Greenwood and Kyle Long since their child was a finalist. What a great show! All our current heroes were here and many were performing. I heard a great story from Outback Tantrum's manager Clint Woods that made my day. An annonymous group of internet trolls attempted to knock the group down a few notches by writing outrageously false accusations and spreading defamatory rumors that the band was a front for a satanic cult of child eating cannibals. A Google search for the band showed a number of search results on Google's front page that referenced these despicable rumors. Clint was horrified and sicced his lawyers on the offending publishers only to learn they were based in Thailand and out of reach of US law. He then approached a reputation management firm that claimed they could remove the problem search results for a hefty fee. He rejected that offer once he realized the outsized cost. A friend of the band recommended a search guru who did search removals for many large concerns and was known to be an ethical practitioner of the search removal arts. But this person suggested that they not spend any money and actually speak directly to the rumors as if they were jokes. This strategy totally worked, as the band's fans completely disregarded the stories and the band even gained some notoriety as a result of all the press. Country music fans are super loyal, and any bogus attempt to disrupt this bond will likely fail.
2011 ICM AWARDS
PRESS RELEASES 2011
2011-10-31 - LADY ANTEBELLUM, JUSTIN MOORE, RICKY SKAGGS BIG WINNERS AT THE 17th ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Ricky Skaggs Accepts “Entertainer of the Year” Award Among Top Major Categories Presented Tonight at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center
2011-10-18 - UFC Star Rich Franklin To ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards
ULTIMATE FIGHTING WORLD CHAMPION & SPORTS LEGEND RICH “ACE” FRANKLIN TO ADD STAR POWER TO 17TH ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS –OCTOBER 28 IN NASHVILLE
2011-10-10 - INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION: “TURNING NASHVILLE PINK”
TN STATE CAPITOL TO BE SHOWERED IN PINK LIGHTING OCTOBER 24-30, AND SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER WILL
“ROLL OUT THE PINK CARPET” FOR INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ON OCTOBER 28!
2011-09-21 - ONLINE “EVENT STREAM” TO 17th ANNUAL AWARDS
ICM FAITH, FAMILY & COUNTRY AWARDS
ADD ONLINE “EVENT STREAM” TO 17th ANNUAL AWARDS
BEING PRESENTED OCTOBER 28th IN NASHVILLE
2011-08-29 - TOP 5 Nominees ANNOUNCED
ICM FAITH, FAMILY & COUNTRY AWARDS: TOP FIVE CATEGORY FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 17TH ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS – TO BE PRESENTED IN NASHVILLE OCTOBER 28TH
2011-07-26 - Top 10 Nominees Released
TOP 10 CATEGORY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 17th ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011 AT THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY – SCHERMERHORN.
2011-07-14 - Performers Announced!
THE 17TH ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCES BY LEE GREENWOOD, RICKY SKAGGS, JOEY & RORY, AND THE ROYS!
2011-06-13 - Megan Alexander and Storme Warren return to host the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards
NASHVILLE GOES PINK FOR INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK, SET FOR OCTOBER 24-28, 2011
2011-04-25 - ICM Week 2011 Dates Set
Oct 24-28 in Music City USA
2011 ICM Sponsors
2010 ICM AWARDS
Will Pepper, Leigh Cappillino
Leigh Cappillino and Will Peppers presents the ICM Inspirational Country Song of the Year award at the 2010 Inspirational Country Music Awards at Trinity Music City USA Auditorium on October 14, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Published on Oct 31, 2010
Carrie Underwood Wins 2010 Inspirational Country Music Award for Video of the Year.
Announcement of the nominees and Carrie's taped acceptance speech for her Video of the Year win (for "Temporary Home") at the 2010 Inspirational Country Music Awards (October 2010).
Top 10 Nominees for 2010 ICM Awards!!!
TOP 10 CATEGORY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 16th ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Top 10 Nominees For 2010 ICM Awards!!!
TOP 10 CATEGORY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 16th ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
AT TRINITY MUSIC CITY USA
NASHVILLE, TN- July 21, 2010—The ICM Awards is proud to announce the Top 10 category nominees for the 16th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Show (ICM Awards) will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 7 PM CST at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium located in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
The following 2010 Top 10 nominees are listed in alphabetical order within each category:
Point of Grace
Philip Dain Powell
Kathy Joy Bell
Bruce & Betsy Mullen
Den & Bobbie West
Jack & Deb Stone
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Jen & Jes
Joey & Rory
Wayne & Gina Stewart
Corey Brooks Band
CrossCountry The Band
Last Light Band
Point of Grace
Mainstream Inspirational Country Song
My Best Days – Danny Gokey
Muddy Water – Trace Adkins
Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice
That’s A Man – Jack Ingram
That’s God – Jo Dee Messina
The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young
There Is A God – Lee Ann Womack
This Ain’t Nothing – Craig Morgan
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
Mainstream Country Artist
Oak Ridge Boys
Christian Country Song
Beautiful – The Roys
Come To The Well-Mary James
Cowboys Love Jesus Too – Russ Murphy
Eighty Acre Church – Steve Richard
Faith In God-Tommy Brandt
God Don’t Make Mistakes – Denean Workman
I Want My Stage To Be An Altar - The Akins
I’m Just A Nobody – Allen Frizzell
Jesus Saves –James Payne
Said One Mother – Nicole Hope
Philip Dain Powell
Dan Cowart with Last Light Band
Leo Johnston with CrossCountry The Band
All I Ask For Anymore –Trace Adkins Label: Capitol Nashville Director: Deaton-Flanigen
American Honey – Lady Antebellum Label: Capitol Nashville Director: Trey Fanjoy
Dancing In Circles-Love and Theft Label: Carolwood Director: Kristin Barlowe
Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice – Curb –Director Eric Welch
Outside My Window – Sarah Buxton Label: Lyric Street Records Director: Mark Hudson
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood Label: Arista Nashville Director: Deaton-Flanigen
The House That Build Me – Miranda Lambert Label: Columbia Nashville Director: Trey Fanjoy
The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young Label: RCA Nashville Director: David McClister
This Ain’t Nothing – Craig Morgan Label: BNA Nashville Director: Steven L. Weaver
Unstoppable – Rascal Flatts Label: Lyric Street Records Director: Shawn Robbins
Johnny Lee Cook
Inspirational Country Radio Network
WBFC- Stanton, KY
WFLI- Chattanooga, TN
WJCR - Upton, KY
WLRC- Walnut, MS
WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN
WTYS- Marianna, FL
WYEA- Sylacauga, AL
Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
New Gospel Travelers
Youth In Music
The McDougal Kids
Tommy Brandt II
Faith, Family & Country Movie
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Letters To God
The Blind Side
The Perfect Game
The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
What Would Jesus Do
Family Friendly TV
Gospel Music Channel
Total Living Network
Congratulations To The 2010 ICM Award Winners
Entertainer of the Year Point of Grace
Male Vocalist Tommy Brandt
Female Vocalist Mary James
Vocal Duo of the Year The Roys
Vocal Group CrossCountry The Band
Mainstream Inspirational Song of the Year This Ain't Nothin, Craig Morgan
Christian Country Song of the Year Cowboys Love Jesus Too, Russ Murphy
Songwriter of the Year Russ Murphy
Mainstream Country Artist Craig Morgan
New Artist of the Year Laura Dodd
Musician of the Year Dennis Agajanian
Comedy Act of the Year Johnny Lee Cook
Radio Personality of the Year Rich Miller
Radio Station of the Year WCWV/Summersville, WV
Video of the Year Temporary Home, Carrie Underwood
Inspirational Bluegrass Artist Ricky Skaggs
Youth In Music Award Renee Spencer
Music Evangelist of the Year Greg McDougal
Television Network TCT Networks
Inspirational Movie The Blind Side, Alcon Entertainment
Warner Brothers Pictures
PO BOX 100584
Nashville, TN 37224
2007 ICM AWARDS
Richie McDonald Performing "Hey God" at 2007 ICM Awards
|First 2007 ICM Award Airing
THE 13th ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ANNOUNCE SHOW TIMES ON NRB NETWORK AND CMT LOADED
|Del Way Wins Entertainer of the Year
ALAN JACKSON’S PRECIOUS MEMORIES WINS INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE 13th ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
|Richie McDonald, Emerson Drive and Lee Greenwood Among the Performers
PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS ADDED TO THE 2007 INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS SHOW TO BE HELD ON
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007 AT THE ACUFF THEATER
|PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR 13th ANNUAL ICM's
PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2007 INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2007
AT THE ACUFF THEATER
2007 ICM Awards Schedule of Airings:
Friday November 16th
2007 Inspirational Country Music Award Winners:
ALAN JACKSON’S PRECIOUS MEMORIES WINS
INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR
AT THE 13th ANNUAL INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
Del Way Wins Entertainer of the Year
with Josh Turner Winning Mainstream Country Artist
Alan Jackson Álbum 2006 Precious Memories
NASHVILLE, TN-November 4, 2007—Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories wins the Inspirational Country Album of the Year and Josh Turner was selected as the Mainstream Country Artist of the Year at the 13th Annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show (ICM awards). Other big winners include, Del Way, winning Entertainer of the Year with Sonya Isaacs taking home Female Vocalist of the Year and Tommy Brandt receiving Male Vocalist of the Year for the second straight year.
The annual award show was held tonight at the historic Acuff Theatre and was taped with a live audience to be aired on several broadcast networks. The show will be seen on four major networks, TCT Networks, NRB Network, FAITH Television, and CTS Television Canada reaching over 180 million subscribers in the United States, Canada and over 170 nations throughout the world. Please visit www.icm-awards.com for show schedule.
Award winning comedienne, author and AKA “The Queen of Clean”, Chonda Pierce and multi-award winning Christian artist and TBN radio host, Del Way, split the hosting duties. Both brought their warmth, intelligence and observational humor to the microphone for one of the most inspiring nights of music and awards.
Show highlights include, Midas Records artists, Emerson Drive opening the show with a heart-touching, inspirational performance of their No. 1 song “Moments,” a song dedicated to the band’s former bass player who passed away last month, Patrick Bourque. In addition, Richie McDonald made his first TV performance since leaving the group, Lonestar, singing the hit single he penned, “Hey GOD,” about a simple prayer of thanks.
Award-winning country legend, Lee Greenwood, showed his gospel roots with his performance of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the Curb Records’ collection of Inspirational Songs as well the 2003 release Lee Greenwood: Gospel. And Tammy Cochran wowed the audience with her new single, “Where I Am,” off her long awaited album with the same title that just hit the stores and is heading up the charts.
Additional star-studded performances included the 2006 Entertainer of the Year, Mike Hammock, who performed “Safe In The Arms of Love” and Brad Cotter performed his hit single, “GOD’s Fingerprints;” In addition, Mike Manuel, Del Way, the Bellamy Brothers, Blue County, CrossCountry The Band, Mary James, Corey Brooks, Sharene Spielman and Branded all performed their inspirational songs on the show.
Presenters included: Rhonda Vincent; Andy Griggs; Rich McCready; Trent Tomlinson; Jason Meadows; Margo Smith and Holly; the Fox Brothers; Lawrence Bishop; James Payne; Sandra Dee; Chunky Nelms; Barry McGee; Miko Marks; Russ Murphy; Laura Bryna, John Sines, Jr.; Greg McDougal; Tommy Brandt; Steve McGranahan; Mike Rimmey; and CMT Loaded host, Charla. Also, Miss Tennessee USA 2008, Hailey Brown and Miss Tennessee Teen USA, Natalie Phillips assisted in presenting the award trophies.
The Inspirational Country Music Convention is a yearly event that draws music fans, broadcast media (radio, print, and TV) and the industries top artists to Nashville to showcase music and to discuss industry related issues. The member-voted ICM Awards Show is the keynote event of Inspirational Country Week, slated for October 31st through November 4th in Nashville, TN. The award show, held Sunday, November 4, 2007, will air on four major networks with over 180 million subscribers in the United States, Canada and to over 170 nations throughout the world and over 80 artists performing throughout the week at the Gibson Café in Opry Mills. The convention and show are presented by the 501C-3 not-for-profit corporation, The Christian Country Music Association. www.ccma.cc
For More Information, please contact:
Kim Dettwiller/Power Sourceemail@example.com
Congratulations to All Talent and Songwriting Entries:
|Talent Winners –
1st - Kristi Warner
2nd - Katlyn Wolfe
3rd - J & Kat
1st - Gary Forsythe, "All My Troubles"
2nd - Kris Miller, "Eyes Of Mercy"
3rd - Gary Forsythe, "Time Flies"