Inspirational Country Week Plans November Awards

ICM Week & Awards with Ray Stevens and Megan Alexander.

ICM Week & Awards with Ray Stevens and Megan Alexander.

The Christian Country Music Association’s 20th Annual Inspirational Country Music Faith, Family and Country Week, featuring convention and nightly showcases, will run from Sunday, Nov. 9-12 and conclude with the ICM Awards ceremony at Cornerstone Nashville Church in Madison, Tenn.

Ray Stevens and Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander will host the 2014 ceremony, which features performances by Stevens and Rhonda Vincent. Doors will open at 6 p.m., prior to a pre-show at 6:30pm.

The Top 5 finalists for this year’s Inspirational Faith, Family & Country Awards include Vince Gill, Guy Penrod, Lady Antebellum, Scotty McCreery, The Roys and more. Russ Murphy leads the nominations with five nods. Tommy Brandt follows with four nods.

Tickets are available from $15-35. This year’s show will be broadcasted on the NRB Network as well as GEB America.

2014 Inspirational Country Music Awards Top-5 Nominees:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Chuck Hancock
Kali Rose
Russ Murphy
Steve Richard
Tommy Brandt

FEMALE VOCALIST
Chareé White
Kali Rose
Larissa
Laura Dodd
Mary James

MALE VOCALIST
Chuck Hancock
Guy Penrod
Russ Murphy
Steve Richard
Tommy Brandt

VOCAL DUO or DUO PERFORMANCE
Bruce & Betsy Mullen
John Blackwell & Susie McEntire
Kali Rose & Dennis Agajanian
Steve Richard & Laura Dodd
The Roys

VOCAL GROUP OR BAND
Branded
Jayc Harold Band
Red Roots
Sunday Drive
The Isaacs
The Kristina Craig Band

INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG OF THE YEAR
“I’m A Rock” – Kristina Craig Band
“Pray For Me” – Sweetwater Rain
“Stand Up” – Russ Murphy
“The God Of Another Chance” – Chuck Day
“The Rock On Which I Stand” – Steve Richard & Laura Dodd

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY MALE ARTIST
Alan Jackson
Jeff Bates
Josh Turner
Scotty McCreery
Vince Gill

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST
Carrie Underwood
Dolly Parton
Martina McBride
Rachel Holder
Sara Evans

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP
Joey + Rory
Lady Antebellum
Oak Ridge Boys
Rascal Flatts
Sweetwater Rain

MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG
“Compass” – Lady Antebellum
“Doin’ It Right” – Rodney Atkins
“I Believe” – George Strait
“I Don’t Dance” – Lee Brice
“Like Jesus Does” – Eric Church

SONGWRITER
Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Corey Lee Barker
Greg McDougal
Russ Murphy

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Compass” – Lady Antebellum; directed by Peter Zavaldil
“Invisible” – Hunter Hayes; directed by Ray Kay
“Keep On Rollin’” – Steve Richard; directed by Flick Wiltshire
“Like Jesus Does” – Eric Church; directed by John Peets
“Love Is Stronger” – Jason Crabb; directed by Roman White

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bonita Adele
Isaac Cole
Joe Loftus
Steve Shirey
True Heart

YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD
Adrienne Haupt
Isaac Cole
McDougal Kids
Mikayla Lynn
Tommy Brandt II

MUSICIAN
Dennis Agajanian
Gordon Mote
Greg McDougal
Jayc Harold
Ricky Skaggs

INSPIRATIONAL COMEDIAN
Aaron Wilburn
Barry McGee
Chonda Pierce
T. Bubba Bechtol
Tim Hawkins

LIVING LEGEND
The Living Legend Recipient has been determined

MUSIC EVANGELIST*
Dennis Agajanian
Greg McDougal
Mary James
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt
Wade Hammond
* a tie in this category created six nominees

RADIO STATION/NETWORK
HLE Radio
Inspirational Country Radio Network
KSTV 93.1 FM – Dublin, TX
WGDN FM 103.1 – Gladwin, Michigan
WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN

RADIO PERSONALITY
Hunter Logan
JR Pitsenbarger
Marty Smith
Rich Miller
Robby Lynn

TELEVISION NETWORK
Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
Family Friendly Entertainment Inc.
Hallmark Channel
RFD TV
TCT Network

INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Rhonda Vincent
Ricky Skaggs
The Isaacs
The Roys

FAITH, FAMILY & COUNTRY MOVIE
God’s Not Dead – Pure Flix Entertainment
Grace Unplugged – Coram Deo Studios / Birchwood Pictures
Heaven Is For Real – Roth Films / Screen Gems / TriStar Pictures
Moms’ Night Out – TriStar Pictures / Provident Films / Affirm Films
Son of God – Hearst Entertainment / LightWorkers Media

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