Joey + Rory photo courtesy of Sugar Hill Records.
The nominees for the 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards have been announced. Dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational Country Music, the awards will take place Oct. 18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.
In addition to the awards, the Inspirational Country Music Association will pay tribute to the past 20 years of Inspirational and Christian Country music during the ICM Faith, Family & Country 20 Year Home Coming Concert Celebration on October 14 at the Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tenn. The annual convention will be held October 15-18 at The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel.
Among the artists up for awards are The Roys, Joey + Rory, Big & Rich, Josh Turner, Vince Gill, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Lauren Alaina, Alan Jackson, Jeff Bates and Scotty McCreery. Doyle Lawson & Quicksliver, Andy Griggs, DJ Miller and Steve Richard and Laura Dodd will perform during the show.
The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Nominees:
Entertainer of the Year
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Frankie Ballard photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville.
The lineup for the 2012 CMA Music Festival’s Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Plaza and the new BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage have been announced. The two concerts will provide fans with over 40 hours of concerts for free. The CMA Music Festival takes place June 7-10. “Live music is a hallmark of CMA Music Festival and we are excited to be able to add a new stage and even more performances this year,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said.
The BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage is a new addition to this year’s CMA Music Festival with concerts and activities starting at 11:00 AM/CT each day during the Festival. The Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, is a fan favorite and a great place to catch up and coming country artists.
Artists currently scheduled to perform at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza include:
Thursday, June 7
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Jeff Bates
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Greg Bates
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Julie Roberts
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Tyler Farr
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM “Classic Country Show” featuring Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Jane Fricke and Gene Watson, hosted by Moore & Moore
3:20 PM – 3:45 PM Trent Tomlinson
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM Miss Willie Brown
4:50 PM – 5:15 PM Cledus T. Judd
Friday, June 8
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Eric Paslay
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Rose Falcon
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Katie Armiger
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Exile
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM The McClymonts
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM Frankie Ballard
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Big Smo
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Drake White
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Adam Gregory photo by Bo Streeter.
Adam Gregory will both host and perform during AristoMedia Group’s Aristo Summer Show on Tuesday, June 7 in Nashville. Deborah Allen, Lacy Green, Amber Hayes, Ty Herndon, Rachel Holder, DJ Miller and Margaret Phillips are all scheduled to perform fifteen minute sets of original material during the event. The show starts at 3 p.m. CT and will be held at The Second Fiddle, doors open to the public.
Aristo’s Summer Show is just one of the many, many events scheduled to take place during the week of CMA Music Festival June 9 – 12 in Nashville. GAC’s Annual Kickoff Breakfast, the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game and Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam are all on the schedule, not to mention a full slate of concerts, fan club parties and meet and greet opportunities all week long. Continue Reading