The Inspirational Country Music Association is “Turning Nashville Pink” this year from Oct. 24-28 in honor of October’s national theme of breast cancer awareness and to raise funds to benefit the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition. The ICM Association will turn the city pink during its Inspirational Country Music Week and the ICM Faith, Family, & Country Awards. Throughout the week, downtown Nashville businesses will display pink in support of the cause. The state capitol will follow suit and light up pink for the entire week.
This year’s Inspirational Country Music Week schedule is slated to draw a cross section of industry, music fans, broadcast media and artists in a showcase of music and seminar-related activities. The 2011 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards will be the highpoint finale of Inspirational Country Music Week on Oct. 28
The presentation of the 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center will stream online this year, hosted as an online ticketed webcast via www.StageIt.com. Music fans can access sign-up information for the webcast, as well as buy tickets for the online awards ceremonies, at www.stageit.com/faithfamilycountry.
“The live webcast of this year’s awards is being presented through an agreement we’ve signed with StageIt, a very innovative California-based production team that specializes in delivering major artist music driven ‘event experiences’ online,” says Jason Higgins, Executive Director of the Inspirational Country Music Association.
GAC Network’s Storme Warren and Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander will be on the pink carpet, hosting the event. Artists already announced to perform that night include Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, Joey+Rory, The Roys, Guy Penrod, Buddy Jewell and Chuck Day.
Major artist nominees on the Top 5 ballot for this year’s awards include Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Ronnie Dunn, The Roys, Josh Turner, Jeff Bates, Randy Travis, The Grascals, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Point of Grace, The Isaacs and George Strait. Film honors finalists include Country Strong, Secretariat and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
For more information, please visit www.ccma.cc.