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Love and Theft, Joey + Rory, The Roys, Nathan Stanley along with Dr. Ralph Stanley and 2009 ICM Entertainer of the Year, CrossCountry The Band, Tommy Brandt to perform
Award Show Set for Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Trinity Music City USA Auditorium
NASHVILLE, TN-August 26, 2010—Top 5 category nominees announced for the 16th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Show. The ICM Awards are set for Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. CST at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium located in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
The following 2010 Top 5 nominees are listed in alphabetical order within each category:
Entertainer of the Year*Andrew Heller; Barry McGee; Jason Crabb; Point of Grace; Steve Richard; Tommy Brandt
Male Vocalist
Greg McDougal; Jason Crabb; Philip Dain Powell; Russ Murphy; Tommy Brandt
Female Vocalist
Amanda Fessant; Emma Jacob; Kathy Joy Bell; Mary James; Sandra Dee
Vocal Duo
Austins Bridge; Branded; Jeff & Sheri Easter; Joey & Rory; The Roys
Vocal Group*
Corey Brooks Band; CrossCountry The Band; Katalyst; Last Light Band; Point of Grace; The Springs
Mainstream Inspirational Country Song
Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice
That’s God – Jo Dee Messina
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young
This Ain’t Nothing – Craig Morgan
Mainstream Country Artist
Carrie Underwood; Craig Morgan; Josh Turner; Jeff Bates; Ricky Skaggs
Christian Country Song
Beautiful – The Roys
Come To The Well-Mary James
Cowboys Love Jesus Too – Russ Murphy
Eighty Acre Church – Steve Richard
Faith In God-Tommy Brandt
Del Way; Dianna Paul; Greg McDougal; James Payne; Russ Murphy
Legend/Pioneer Award
Barry McGee; Dan Cowart with Last Light Band; LuLu Roman; Melanie Walker; Ricky Skaggs
All I Ask For Anymore –Trace Adkins Label: Capitol Nashville Director: Deaton-Flanigen
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood Label: Arista Nashville Director: Deaton-Flanigen
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert Label: Columbia Nashville Director: Trey Fanjoy
The Man I Want To Be – Chris Young Label: RCA Nashville Director: David McClister
This Ain’t Nothing – Craig Morgan Label: BNA Nashville Director: Steven L. Weaver
New Artist
Chip Willmore; Dianna Paul; Emma Jacob; Laura Dodd; Will Peppers
Dennis Agajanian; Gordon Mote; Greg McDougal; Ricky Skaggs; Tim Atwood
Comedy Act
Barry McGee; Chonda Pierce; Jeff Treece; Johnny Lee Cook; LuLu Roman
Radio Personality
BJ Fessant; Gary Richardson; J.R. Pitsenbarger; Leon Joplin; Rich Miller
Inspirational Country Radio Network
WCWV-Summersville, WV; WJCR - Upton, KY; WSM AM 650 – Nashville, TN
WTYS- Marianna, FL
Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
Cherryholmes; Lawrence Bishop; Rhonda Vincent; Ricky Skaggs; The Isaacs
Youth In Music 
Abbey Gregory; Hannah Faith; Matthew Wacaster; Renee Spencer; The McDougal Kids
Music Evangelist      
Amanda Fessant; Del Way; Greg McDougal; Russ Murphy; Tommy Brandt
Faith, Family & Country Movie
Flicka 2
Letters To God
Preacher’s Kid
The Blind Side
What Would Jesus Do
Television Network
Daystar; GAC; Gospel Music Channel; TBN; TCT Networks
*Denotes tie
Love and Theft, Joey + Rory, The Roys, Nathan Stanley along with Dr. Ralph Stanley and 2009 ICM Entertainer of the Year CrossCountry The Band and Tommy Brandt are all confirmed to perform on the award show.  In addition, Megan Alexander, Correspondent for the national television show "INSIDE EDITION”, will co-host the show.
Tickets are $45.00 and are on sale now. Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity, will benefit from a portion of the ticket sales. For tickets, more information and show highlights, please visit
The annual Inspirational Country Music Awards are dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Christian and Inspirational Country music. Inspirational Country music is inspired by Faith, Family, and Country™. 
Previous show presenters and performers have included: Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence, Natalie Grant with Wynonna, Charlie Daniels, Andy Griggs, Lonestar, Randy Houser, Jamie O’Neal, Josh Turner, Lee Greenwood, Emerson Drive, Richie McDonald, Linda Davis, Diamond Rio, Brian Littrell, Randy Owen, The Isaacs, Point of Grace, Phil Stacey, Melanie Walker, Jeff Bates, Tammy Cochran, the Carter Twins, Del Way and many more. Presenters and performers will be announced in the coming months. 
The Inspirational Country Music Convention and Awards Show is a yearly event that draws music fans, broadcast media (radio, print, and TV) and the industry's top artists to Nashville to showcase music and to discuss industry related issues.  The member-voted ICM Awards Show is the keynote event of Inspirational Country Week, slated for October 10-14, in Nashville, TN.  The convention and show are presented by the 501C-3 not-for-profit corporation, founded in 1992, The Christian Country Music Association. For more Information on ICM Week, please email or visit


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