Inspirational Country Music Awards Set for October in Nashville
The 2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards will take place at Two Rivers Fellowship at Nashville's Opryland on Oct. 24. The awards show will cap off an annual convention that features a talent show, media appreciation luncheon, member's breakfast and a number of live performances and showcases.
Beginning as the CCMA Awards in 1993, the show has grown substantially from its inaugural ceremony, where just six awards were presented. Now called the ICM Faith, Family and Country Awards, this year's show will present honors in more than 20 categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Mainstream Country Artist of the Year, Mainstream Inspirational Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year.
The ceremony also honors new artists, youth, radio stations and personalities, movies, television networks, musicians and videos that have had a large impact on the Inspirational and Christian country music genre. Past winners include Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Ken Holloway, Marty Raybon, T. Graham Brown, Steve Wariner, Johnny Cash, the Fox Brothers, Soggy Bottom Boys, Randy Travis, Darryl Worley, Josh Turner, Tim McGraw, Craig Morgan, George Strait, Point of Grace, the Roys, Carrie Underwood, Justin Moore and many more.
"I truly love Nashville and all the benefits it has to offer our attendees," ICM Executive Director Jason Higgins says in a press release. "We are excited to be back in Nashville and have plans to expand the week in 2014!"
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