Inspirational Country Music Awards Nominees Revealed

2012_ICM_Awards_logo_sm1Semi-finalists for the 19th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards have been revealed. The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will take place at Two Rivers at Opryland in Nashville on Oct. 20-24, with the Inspirational Country Music Awards taking place on Oct. 24 at Two Rivers.

Entertainer of the Year
Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Dennis Agajanian
Jeff Bates
Guy Penrod
Kali Rose
Lucas Hoge
Steve Richard
Sunday Drive
The Roys

Male Vocalist of the Year
Andrew Heller
Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Daniel Alan
Lucas Hoge
Mike Rimmey
Russ Murphy
Steve Richard
Tommy Brandt
Wade Hammond

Female Vocalist of the Year
Aubree Bullock
Cindy Lee Alden
Jada Hite King
Kali Rose
Kristina Craig
Laura Dodd
Lisa McClowry
Mary James
Stella Parton

Vocal Duo & Performance
Aaron & Amanda Crabb
Bruce & Betsy Mullen
Jeff & Sheri Easter
Mary James featuring Jamie O’Neal
Nathan Stanley featuring Vince Gill
Spirit Driven 2
Steve Richard & Laura Dodd
The Roys

Vocal Group or Band of the Year
CrossCountry The Band
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Jayc Harold Band
Kristina Craig Band
Picnic In The Meadow
Red Roots
Sunday Drive
The Akins
The Springs
The Walkers

Mainstream Inspirational Country Song
“Changed,” Rascal Flatts
“Be Grateful,” The Farm
“Eighteen Inches,” Lauren Alaina
“Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain,” Gary Allan
“I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice
“Met Him In A Motel Room,” Gwen Sebastian
“Old King James,” Scotty McCreery
“See You Again,” Carrie Underwood
“Touchdown Jesus,” Tim McGraw
“True Believers,” Darius Rucker

Mainstream Country Male Artist
Alan Jackson
Andy Griggs
Craig Morgan
Darius Rucker
John Berry
Josh Turner
Lee Brice
Scotty McCreery
Tim McGraw
Vince Gill

Mainstream Country Female Artist
Carrie Underwood
Dolly Parton
Faith Hill
Gwen Sebastian
Jamie O’Neal
Lauren Alaina
Martina McBride
Rachel Holder
Reba McEntire
Sara Evans

Mainstream Country Duo or Group
Diamond Rio
Lady Antebellum
Marty Raybon & Full Circle
Oak Ridge Boys
Rascal Flatts
The Farm Inc.
The Henningsens
Thompson Square

Inspirational Country Song of the Year
“God’s Still On The Throne,” Larissa
“Have I Done Something,” Lucas Hoge
“Hey Do You Know Me,” Kali Rose
“They Don’t Stay Little Long Enough,” Chuck Hancock
“I See You in Everything,” Steve Richard & Laura Dodd
“I’ll Stand Up For the Cross,” Wade Hammond
“Meanwhile Back At the Cross,” Tommy Brandt
“Take It Easy,” Daniel Alan
“Unknown Soldiers” Russ Murphy
“You Can Always Come Back Home,” Chuck Day

Songwriter of the Year
Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Corey Lee Barker
Greg McDougal
Jeff Bates
Larissa Lundstrom
Mike Rimmey
Paul Staggs of Branded
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

Living Legend/Pioneer Award
Bruce Haynes
Chuck Day (The Days)
Dolly Parton
Gene Higgins
Leo Johnston & CrossCountry
Lisa Daggs
Melanie Walker
Ricky Skaggs
Susie McEntire Luchsinger
Vince Gill

Musician of the Year
Charlie Daniels
Dennis Agajanian
Gary Livesay
Gordon Mote
Greg McDougal
Jayc Harold
Mike Baker
Ricky Skaggs
Tommy Brandt
Vince Gill

Comedian of the Year
Aaron Wilburn
Barry McGee
Bruce Mullen
Chonda Pierce
Jeff Treece
Johnny Lee Cook
Mike Snider
Tim Hawkins
T. Bubba Bechtol
Jeanne Robertson

New Artist of the Year
Adrienne Haupt
Angela Hesse
Chareé White
Cherie Brennan
Chris Hayle
Hunter Cook
Jennifer Nickerson
Jo Ann Bullard
Kristina Craig
Rachel Dampier

Radio Station of the Year
Cross Country Radio – CBN
HLE Radio
Inspirational Country Radio Network
KSTV 93.1 FM – Dublin, TX
KUPR 91.7 FM – Alamagordo, NM
WEKC AM 710 – Corbin, KY
WJCR 90.1 FM – Upton, KY
WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN
WTGF 90.5 FM – Milton, FL
WTYS 94.1 FM – Marianna, FL

Radio Personality of the Year
Bob Flotte
Gary Richardson
Hunter Logan
Jerry Proctor
JR Pitsenbarger
Leon Joplin
Marty Smith
Mona Faith
Rich Miller
Ricky Russ

Youth In Music Award
Adrienne Haupt
Chlöe Goss
Emily Faith
Hannah Faith
Hunter Cook
Isaac Cole
Lydia Hollis
McDougal Kids
Mikayla Lynn
Tommy Brandt II

Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
Bruce & Betsy Mullen
Dailey & Vincent
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Marty Raybon
Nathan Stanley
Rhonda Vincent
Ricky Skaggs
The Roys

Video of the Year
“Be Grateful” The Farm
“Changed” Rascal Flatts
“Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain” Gary Allan
“I Drive Your Truck” Lee Brice
“If I Didn’t Have You” Thompson Square
“See You Again” Carrie Underwood
“Sharing The Journey” Lucas Hoge
“Time Is Love” Josh Turner
“Toothbrush” Steve Richard
“True Believers” Darius Rucker

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