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Ricky SkaggsBluegrass music artists Bruce & Betsty Mullen, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and The Roys are all nominated for this year's Inspirational Bluegrass Artist in the Inspirational Country Music Association's Awards for 2013. Ricky Skaggs is also a finalist in the Musician along with super picker Vince Gill. The Roys are also up for a second category in the Vocal Duo area. Bluegrass and Gospel favorite Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are also nominated for the Vocal Group or Band award.

Voted on by members, the categories include entertainer, artist, new artist, song, songwriter, group, duo, musician, radio, radio station, film and television honors, as well as newly-added categories Mainstream Country Male, Mainstream Country Female and Mainstream Country Group/Duo. This year’s finalists feature country music superstars, Bluegrass favorites and Inspirational Country music staples alike.

Finalists in the 2013 competition include Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Chuck Day, Alan Jackson, The Roys and more. The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will take place at Two Rivers at Opryland in Music City on Oct 20-24, 2013; with the 19th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards taking place on October 24, 2013, at Two Rivers.

The 2013 ICM Faith, Family week includes the annual ICM Faith, Family and Country Talent Show, The Power Source #1 Party and Media Appreciation Luncheon, the annual membership breakfast, seminars, incredible live music and much more. The Inn at Opryland will serve as this year’s host hotel and is centrally located to great food, shopping and downtown Nashville.Every year, this week draws music fans, media and the industry’s top artists to Nashville where they showcase music and discuss industry related issues.

The Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Week is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational and Christian Country music which is inspired by Faith, Family, and Country™.

The 2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards Finalists are:

  • ENTERTAINER:
    • Chuck Day
    • Dennis Agajanian
    • Guy Penrod
    • Jeff Bates
    • Kali Rose
    • Steve Richard
  • MALE VOCALIST:
    • Chuck Day
    • Chuck Hancock
    • Daniel Alan
    • Lucas Hoge
    • Tommy Brandt
  • FEMALE VOCALIST:
    • Aubree Bullock
    • Kali Rose
    • Larissa
    • Laura Dodd
    • Mary James
  • VOCAL DUO:
    • Aaron & Amanda Crabb
    • Branded
    • Randy-Paul
    • Steve Richard & Laura Dodd
    • The Roys
  • VOCAL GROUP OR BAND:
    • CrossCountry the Band
    • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    • Jayc Harold Band
    • Kristina Craig Band
    • Sunday Drive
  • MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
    • “Changed” - Rascal Flatts
    • “I Drive Your Truck”- Lee Brice
    • “Old King James” - Scotty McCreery
    • “See You Again” - Carrie Underwood
    • “Touchdown Jesus”- Tim McGraw
  • MAINSTREAM COUNTRY MALE ARTIST:
    • Alan Jackson
    • Andy Griggs
    • John Berry
    • Scotty McCreery
    • Vince Gill
  • MAINSTREAM COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST:
    • Carrie Underwood
    • Dolly Parton
    • Lauren Alaina
    • Martina McBride
    • Reba McEntire
  • MAINSTREAM COUNTRY DUO or GROUP:
    • Diamond Rio
    • Joey + Rory
    • Oak Ridge Boys
    • Rascal Flatts
    • Thompson Square
  • INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
    • “Hey Do You Know Me” - Kali Rose
    • “Meanwhile Back At the Cross” - Tommy Brandt
    • “They Don’t Stay Little Long Enough” - Chuck Hancock
    • “Unknown Soldiers” - Russ Murphy
    • “You Can Always Come Back Home” - Chuck Day
  • SONGWRITER:
    • Chuck Hancock
    • Greg McDougal
    • Paul Staggs of Branded
    • Russ Murphy
    • Tommy Brandt
  • LIVING LEGEND / PIONEER AWARD:
    • This award has already been determined.
  • VIDEO:
    • Changed - Rascal Flatts; Directed by Carl Diebold
    • See You Again - Carrie Underwood; Directed by Eric Welch
    • Time is Love - Josh Turner; Directed by Peter Zavadil
    • Toothbrush - Steve Richard; Directed by Shawn Foster
    • True Believers - Darius Rucker; Directed by Jim Wright
  • MUSICIAN:
    • Dennis Agajanian
    • Greg McDougal
    • Jayc Harold
    • Ricky Skaggs
    • Vince Gill
  • COMEDIAN:
    • Aaron Wilburn
    • Bruce Mullen
    • Chonda Pierce
    • Johnny Lee Cook
    • Tim Hawkins
  • RADIO STATION of the YEAR:
    • HLE Radio
    • Inspirational Country Radio Network
    • WEKC AM 710 – Corbin, KY
    • WSM AM 650
    • WTYS 94.1 FM
  • NEW ARTIST:
    • Adrienne Haupt
    • Charee White
    • Hunter Cook
    • Jennifer Nickerson
    • Rachel Dampier
  • YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD:
    • Emily Faith
    • Hunter Cook
    • Isaac Cole
    • McDougal Kids
    • Tommy Brandt Jr.
  • FAITH, FAMILY, & COUNTRY MOVIE:
    • 42 – Warner Bros. Pictures
    • Home Run – Hero Productions
    • Last Ounce of Courage – Veritas Entertainment
    • Spirit of Love, the Mike Glenn Story – Film It Productions
    • Unconditional – Harbinger Media Partners
  • RADIO PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
    • Hunter Logan
    • JR Pitsenbarger
    • Marty Smith
    • Mona Faith
    • Rich Miller
  • INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST:
    • Bruce & Betsy Mullen
    • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    • Rhonda Vincent
    • Ricky Skaggs
    • The Roys
  • MUSIC EVANGELIST OF THE YEAR:
    • Chuck Day
    • Greg McDougal
    • Mary James
    • Russ Murphy
    • Tommy Brandt
  • TELEVISION NETWORK:
    • Gospel Music Channel (Now UP TV)
    • Great American Country
    • Hallmark Channel
    • RFD TV
    • TCT Networks

For more information on the ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards, visit www.faithfamilycountry.com or like them at www.facebook.com/faithfamilycountry to stay updated.MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:

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