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Rhonda Vincent a Top-5 Finalist for Inspirational Country Music Awards

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Rhonda VincentNashville, TN -- The Inspirational Country Music Association is pleased to announce the top-5 finalist for the 21st Annual Inspirational Faith, Family & Country Awards™, to be held at Cornerstone Nashville (726 W. Old Hickory Blvd., Madison, Tenn.) on Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 P.M. Each year, the awards honor and showcase the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational and Christian Country music. This year’s finalists include such notables as Rhonda Vincent, Hunter Hayes, RaeLynn, Joey + Rory, Craig Wayne Boyd, Mary James, Laura Dodd, Kristina Craig & Exit 148, Chonda Pierce and more. Tommy Brandt leads the nominations with four nods. His son, Tommy Brandt II, is also nominated for the Youth in Music award, giving the Brandt family a total of five nominations, followed closed by the McDougal family, who garned four nods in various categories. For more information on the ICMs, please visit www.FaithFamilyCountry.com.

Artists in bluegrass music category include Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, The Isaacs, and The Roys. All of these inspirational bluegrass artists are award winners in bluegrass and gospel categories. Rhonda Vincent and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are also up for IBMA awards later this year.

This year’s awards show will be emceed by TCT Networks’ Melanie Walker, host of “Come On In with Melanie Walker” and the “Sessions” concert series. Walker is a multi-award winning Christian recording artist, television host, speaker and author. She is a two-time ICM Female Vocalist.of the Year. T. Graham Brown, Isaac Cole, Meghan Woods, True Heart, The Wacaster Family, Johnny Rowlett, Wade Hammond, and last year’s Entertainer of the Year, Chuck Hancock will perform on the show, with more performances to be announced in the coming weeks. Past performers include Wynonna, Josh Turner, Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence, Natalie Grant, Charlie Daniels, Andy Griggs, Lonestar, Jamie O'Neal, Linda Davis, Point of Grace and many more. The ICMs are additionally supported through the nationally-syndication inspirational, 2-hour radio show, Power Source Country, now syndicated weekly in over 100 markets nationwide through Westwood One.

The Inspirational Country Music Award are held in conjunction with the annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Week, which draws music fans to Music City every year and features the ICM Faith, Family and Country nightly showcases, a special Sunday night Honkytonkin’ Jubilee, the Power Source #1 Party, Media Appreciation Luncheon, membership breakfast, seminars and much more. To purchase tickets for the conference or the awards show, click HERE. For more information, please visit www.FaithFamilyCountry.com.

2015 Inspirational Country Music Awards Top-5 Nominees:

  • MAINSTREAM COUNTRY MALE ARTIST
    • Hunter Hayes
    • Jeff Bates
    • John Berry
    • Josh Turner
    • T. Graham Brown
  • MAINSTREAM COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST
    • Carrie Underwood
    • Maddie & Tae
    • Martina McBride
    • RaeLynn
    • Trisha Yearwood
  • MAINSTREAM COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP
    • Joey + Rory
    • Lady Antebellum
    • Lonestar
    • Oak Ridge Boys
    • The Swon Brothers
  • MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG
    • “God Made Girls” – RaeLynn
    • “Something In The Water” - Carrie Underwood
    • “The Old Rugged Cross” - Craig Wayne Boyd
    • “Pray for You” - The Swon Brothers
    • “Riser” - Dierks Bentley
  • INSPIRATIONAL RADIO STATION/NETWORK
    • Cross Country Radio – CBN
    • HLE Radio
    • KEYE 1400 AM/FM 93.7 – Perryton, TX
    • KQTY 106.7 FM – Borger, TX
    • Spirit Country Radio
  • INSPIRATIONAL RADIO PERSONALITY
    • Hunter Logan
    • JR Pitsenbarger
    • Marty Smith
    • Rich Miller
    • Robby Lynn
  • INSPIRATIONAL TELEVISION NETWORK
    • Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
    • Daystar Television Network
    • Hallmark Channel
    • RFD TV
    • TCT Network
  • INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST
    • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    • Rhonda Vincent
    • Ricky Skaggs
    • The Isaacs
    • The Roys
  • FAITH, FAMILY & COUNTRY MOVIE
    • Confessions of a Prodigal Son - Lighting Dark
    • Do You Believe? – Pure Flix Entertainment
    • Hoovey - Brookwell-McNamara Entertainment
    • The Song – One Media/Samuel Goldwyn Films
    • When The Game Stands Tall - Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • INSPIRATIONAL ENTERTAINER
    • Greg McDougal & Family
    • Jayc Harold Band
    • Kali Rose
    • Steve Richard
    • Tommy Brandt
  • INSPIRATIONAL MALE VOCALIST
    • Chuck Hancock
    • Greg McDougal
    • Russ Murphy
    • Tommy Brandt
    • Wade Hammond
  • INSPIRATIONAL FEMALE VOCALIST
    • Cherie Brennan
    • Kali Rose
    • Larissa
    • Laura Dodd
    • Mary James
  • INSPIRATIONAL VOCAL DUO and/or VOCAL PERFORMANCE
    • Bruce & Betsy Mullen
    • Gary Dean Heisey with Gene Higgins
    • Steve Richard & Laura Dodd
    • T. Graham Brown & Vince Gill
    • True Heart
  • INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY VOCAL GROUP OR BAND
    • Branded
    • Canton Junction
    • Jayc Harold Band
    • Kristina Craig & Exit 148
    • Wacaster Family
  • INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG
    • “At The End” - Mike Rimmey
    • “I Know He Hears Me” - Steve Richard & Laura Dodd
    • “Jesus Broke That Bottle” - Chuck Hancock
    • “No Wound Too Deep” – Mary James
    • “He’ll Take Care Of You” - T. Graham Brown & Vince Gill
  • INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC VIDEO
    • “Broken” – Tommy Brandt
    • “God Made Girls” – RaeLynn
    • “Pray for You” - The Swon Brothers
    • “Something In The Water” – Carrie Underwood
    • “True Believers” – Darius Rucker
  • INSPIRATIONAL SONGWRITER (a tie created 6 nominees)
    • Cherie Brennan
    • Chuck Hancock
    • Corey Lee Barker
    • Joe Loftus
    • Mike Rimmey
    • Russ Murphy
  • INSPIRATIONAL NEW ARTIST
    • Alan Turner
    • Arkin Terrell
    • Jayne Carter
    • Joy Roberts
    • Meghan Woods
  • INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD
    • Isaac Cole
    • McDougal Kids
    • Meghan Woods
    • Taylon Hope
    • Tommy Brandt II
  • INSPIRATIONAL MUSICIAN
    • Dennis Agajanian
    • Greg McDougal
    • Isaac Cole
    • Jayc Harold
    • Travis Wetzel
  • INSPIRATIONAL COMEDIAN
    • Chonda Pierce
    • Kenny Lee Robinson aka Cornbread the Comic
    • Ray Stevens
    • T. Bubba Bechtol
    • Tim Hawkins
  • INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC EVANGELIST
    • Dennis Agajanian
    • Mary James
    • Mo Howard
    • Russ Murphy
    • Tommy Brandt
  • LIVING LEGEND
    • Recipient has already been determined

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