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Doyle Lawson Scores Three Nominations on ICM Awards Top 10 Ballot

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Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverBluegrass and Gospel music Legend Doyle Lawson has garnered three nominations on the 2012 ICM Awards Semi-Final Ballot. The Top 10 Nominees were announced by the Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) on July 30 in Nashville. Doyle is nominated as Musician of the Year, while Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are nominated as Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Vocal Group or Band of the Year.

The 2012 ICM Faith, Family and Country Awards will be held at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Thursday, October 18, 2012, while the coinciding ICM convention will be held October 15-18 at the Millenium Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville. A special 20-Year Homecoming Concert Celebration will also be hosted this year by ICM as a free event open to the public. The Homecoming Concert will be held on October 14 at the Cornerstone Church Madison Campus in Madison, TN.

The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, to be held Oct. 18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (One Symphony Place), is pleased to announce this year’s Top Ten Candidates for Nomination. The 18thAnnual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards are dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational Country Music.

In addition to the awards ceremony, this year the Inspirational Country Music Association will pay a special tribute to the past twenty years of Inspirational and Christian Country music during the ICM Faith, Family & Country™ 20 Year Home Coming Concert Celebration, Oct., 14 at the Cornerstone Church Madison Campus (726 W. Old Hickory Blvd) in Madison, Tenn., a free event that is open to the public. The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel (2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd) in Nashville will host the convention Oct 15-18 where festivities will include music showcases, a songwriting contest, seminars, a talent competition and much more.

With over 35 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Doyle Lawson received two nominations in the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Awards held in Nashville on October 28, 2011, with fellow nominees including such country giants as George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Lawson also won two IBMA Awards in September, and was recently heralded by journalist Craig Havighurst as “one of music’s lions at this point.”

A full listing of ICM nominees may be found at: http://www.icm-awards.com/press.php?nid=352&a=

Congratulations to DLQ on being nominated in the ICM Awards Top 10, and warmest thanks from Doyle to ICM for the nominations!

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