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Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Scotty McCreery + More Highlight 2012 ICM Award Nominees [VIDEO]

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Country’s hottest names are on this years Inspirational Country Music (ICM) awards roster. The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Music Awards, announced the final nominees for this years upcoming show. Some of ‘mainstream country’s superstars’ are up for some ICM awards. Check out who will be attending this years show. Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery, Martina McBride and Big and Rich just to name a few. So how is it that every year, more and more mainstream country stars are being nominated for ICM awards?

It seems that the country lifestyle and inspirational music go hand in hand, country people live inspirational lives. Take Alan Jackson for example ‘Sissy’s Song’ was about his nanny/housekeeper that passed away and praying that God would heal the hurt. Who can forget Josh Turners ‘Long Black Train’ and how it moved you the first few times you heard it. Then there’s Vince Gill’s heart wrenching song he wrote when a loved one passed called ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain’. And how about the new Big and Rich hit song ‘That’s Why I Pray’.

So is it no wonder that a lot of country’s top artists are on the top of the ballots? As your watching the 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards and you see Josh Turner, Charlie Daniels, Wynonna, Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Andy Griggs, Lonestar, Jeff Bates, Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery, DJ Miller, Lauren Alaina, Blake Shelton and a host of others, just remember, they are living ‘Inspirational Country’ lives.

The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards are scheduled for October 18th, 2012 in Nashville Tennessee. To attend simply order your tickets through their website, then get ready to see country music come alive.

The List of Nominees

The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Nominees are:

Entertainer of the Year
Chuck Day
Laura Dodd
Steve Richard
The Roys
Tommy Brandt

Male Vocalist
Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Lucas Hoge
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

Female Vocalist
Aubree Bullock
Kali Rose
Larissa
Laura Dodd
Mary James

Vocal Duo
Branded
Bruce & Betsy Mullen
Chuck Day with James Payne
Joey + Rory
The Roys

Vocal Group or Band
Crawford Crossing
CrossCountry The Band
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Last Light Band
Sunday Drive

Mainstream Inspirational Country Song
“Between Sundays” – DJ Miller
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” – Martina McBride
“That’s Why I Pray” – Big & Rich
“Threaten Me With Heaven” – Vince Gill
“Time Is Love” – Josh Turner

Mainstream Country Artist
Alan Jackson
Jeff Bates
Josh Turner
Scotty McCreery
Vince Gill

Christian/Inspirational Country Song
“I Am Pretty” – Laura Dodd
“In The Shadow Of My Steeple” – Aubree Bullock
“Jesus Is Enough” – Russ Murphy
“Toothbrush” – Steve Richard
“While I Still Can” – Greg McDougal

Songwriter
Chuck Day
Chuck Hancock
Geoffrey Andrews
Paul Staggs of Branded
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

Video
I’m Gonna Love You Through It – Martina McBride
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina
Loves Gotta Go Somewhere – Steve Richard
That’s Why I Pray – Big & Rich

New Artist
Geoffrey Andrews
Larissa
Rachel Holder
Scott Steele
Wade Hammond

Musician
Dennis Agajanian
Greg McDougal
Jayc Harold
Ricky Skaggs
Vince Gill

Comedian
Aaron Wilburn
Chonda Pierce
Johnny Lee Cook
Mike Snider
Tim Hawkins

Radio Personality
JR Pitsenbarger
Les Butler
Marty Smith
Mona Faith
Rich Miller

Radio Station
Cross Country Radio – CBN
Inspirational Country Radio Network
KSTV 93.1 FM – Dublin, TX
WJCR 90.1 FM – Upton, KY
WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN

Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Rhonda Vincent
Ricky Skaggs
The Isaacs
The Roys

Youth In Music Award
Emily Faith
Hannah Faith
Isaac Cole
Red Roots
The McDougal Kids

Music Evangelist of the Year
Chuck Day
Dennis Agajanian
Greg McDougal
Russ Murphy
Tommy Brandt

Faith, Family, & Country Movie
Courageous
Dolphin Tale
Joyful Noise
War Horse
The Help
This video highlights last years show interviews

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