ICM Awards Mix Mainstream And Inspirational

Ricky Skaggs is a performer and 4-time nominee at the upcoming ICM Awards.

The Inspirational Country Music Awards Show (ICM Awards) will take place Thursday, Oct. 14, with mainstream and inspirational stars  performing and competing for top honors. On the line-up are Ricky Skaggs, Love And Theft, Joey + Rory, The Roys, Nathan Stanley, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Katrina Elam, Steve Richard, Andy Griggs, Jeff Bates, Sarah Darling, Branded, The Springs, Tommy Brandt, Emma Jacob, Mary James, Russ Murphy and 2009 ICM Entertainer of the Year CrossCountry The Band.

Among the presenters are Leigh Anne Tuohy (of The Blind Side fame), David Nixon, Chuck Day, Rhonda Towns and Laura Dodd. Storme Warren, host of Great American Country’s Headline Country and Sirius XM’s The Highway, will co-host the award show along with Megan Alexander, Inside Edition correspondent.

Tickets for the October 14 show at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium in Hendersonville, Tenn. are $45.00, with group rates available. Some proceeds will go to Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity. For tickets, more information and show highlights, please visit www.icm-awards.com or call 888-968-9993.

Select final nominees:

Entertainer of the Year*: Andrew Heller; Barry McGee; Jason Crabb; Point of Grace; Steve Richard; Tommy Brandt
Male Vocalist: Greg McDougal; Jason Crabb; Philip Dain Powell; Russ Murphy; Tommy Brandt
Female Vocalist: Amanda Fessant; Emma Jacob; Kathy Joy Bell; Mary James; Sandra Dee
Vocal Duo: Austins Bridge; Branded; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Joey & Rory; The Roys
Vocal Group*: Corey Brooks Band; CrossCountry The Band; Katalyst; Last Light Band; Point of Grace; The Springs
Mainstream Country Artist: Carrie Underwood; Craig Morgan; Josh Turner; Jeff Bates; Ricky Skaggs
Mainstream Inspirational Country Song:
Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice
That’s God – Jo Dee Messina
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young
This Ain’t Nothing – Craig Morgan
All I Ask For Anymore -Trace Adkins, Capitol Nashville, Director: Deaton-Flanigen
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood, Arista Nashville, Director: Deaton-Flanigen
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert, Columbia Nashville, Director: Trey Fanjoy
The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young, RCA Nashville, Director: David McClister
This Ain’t Nothing – Craig Morgan, BNA Nashville, Director: Steven L. Weaver
Musician: Dennis Agajanian; Gordon Mote; Greg McDougal; Ricky Skaggs; Tim Atwood

*denotes tie

See the complete list.


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