The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards rolled out the red carpet at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony for Inspirational Country artists last night. Vince Gill was a big winner of the night, taking home two awards—Mainstream Inspirational Country Song and Mainstream Country Artist. Other winners included Chuck Day for Entertainer of the Year, Joyful Noise for Faith, Family and Country Movie and The Roys for Inspirational Bluegrass Artist. For a complete list of winners, please see below or visit www.FaithFamilyCountry.com.
Highlights of the evening included performances by Mac Powell, performing music from his new country album, as well as moving performances from Andy Griggs, John Berry, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and Crawford Crossing. Dr. Johnny Lee Cook was the recipient of this year’s Living Legend Award. Ronald McDonald was on-hand representing Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville—a portion of the proceeds from the week-long event were donated to the charity.
In addition to being aired on Total Living Network, Golden Eagle Broadcasting, TCT Television Network and NRB Network, Nashville’s News 2, WKRN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Nashville, Tenn., will be airing the awards this year for the first time. The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards will air on Dec. 23 from 1-3 p.m.
“We at Nashville’s News 2 WKRN-TV are thrilled to be a part of this year’s Inspirational Country Music Awards,” said Michelle Dube, Director of Programming and Community Affairs. “This is a special event for those involved and the fans of their music and we look forward to sharing it with them.”
The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Winners
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:
VOCAL DUO / VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE:
VOCAL GROUP OR BAND:
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“Threaten Me With Heaven” Vince Gill
MAINSTREAM COUNTRY ARTIST:
CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SONG:
“Jesus Is Enough” Russ Murphy
“Loves Gotta Go Somewhere” Steve Richard
Johnny Lee Cook
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INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST:
YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD:
MUSIC EVANGELIST OF THE YEAR:
FAITH, FAMILY, & COUNTRY MOVIE:
Gospel Music Channel