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Oct 28

Ricky Skaggs, Jeff Bates Pick Up ICM Awards

Ricky Skaggs photo courtesy of Skaggs Family Records.

The winners of the 2011 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards have been announced. The awards were held October 28 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.  The ceremony wrapped up Inspirational Country Music Week, presented by the Inspirational Country Music Association.

Ricky Skaggs was the big winner of the night. He took home the ICM Award for Entertainer of the Year as well as the ICM for Musician of the Year. Christian artist Chuck Day was another double winner, earning the ICM Male Vocalist award and the Inspirational Country Song of the Year award for his song “I’ll Stand Up And Say So.” ICM Female Vocalist went to Kali Rose while Jeff Bates was awarded the ICM for Mainstream Country Artist.  

Joey + Rory picked up the Vocal Duo award. Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” was named Mainstream Inspirational Country Song while Lady Antebellum added another award to their trophy case, winning the Video ICM for their inspirational “Hello World” music video. Soul Surfer, which starred Carrie Underwood, won the ICM for Faith, Family & Country Movie.

Complete List of Winners:

Entertainer of the Year
Ricky Skaggs

Male Vocalist
Chuck Day

Female Vocalist
Kali Rose

Vocal Duo
Joey + Rory

Vocal Group/Band
Sunday Drive

Mainstream  Inspirational Country Song
“If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away”
Justin Moore

Inspirational Country Song of the Year
“I’ll Stand Up And Say So”
Chuck Day

Songwriter
Russ Murphy

Mainstream Country Artist
Jeff Bates

New Artist
Chuck Hancock

Musician
Ricky Skaggs

Comedian
Johnny Lee Cook

Radio Personality
JR Pitsenbarger

Radio Station
WCWV
Summersville, WV

Video of the Year
“Hello World”
Lady Antebellum

Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
The Roys

Youth In Music Award
Renee Spencer

Music Evangelist
Johnny Lee Cook

Television Network
Daystar

Movie
Soul Surfer

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