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Vince Gill wins big at Inspirational Country Music Awards

by Brandy McDonnell Published: October 19, 2012
Vince Gill
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NASHVILLE – The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards rolled out the red carpet at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony for Inspirational Country artists Thursday night.

Oklahoma native Vince Gill was a big winner of the night, taking home two awards: Mainstream Inspirational Country Song for “Threaten Me with Heaven” and Mainstream Country Artist.

Other winners included Chuck Day for Entertainer of the Year, “Joyful Noise” for Faith, Family and Country Movie and The Roys for Inspirational Bluegrass Artist. See a complete list of winners after the break.

Highlights of the evening included performances by Mac Powell, performing music from his new country album, as well as moving performances from Andy Griggs, John Berry, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and Crawford Crossing. Dr. Johnny Lee Cook was the recipient of this year’s Living Legend Award. Ronald McDonald was on-hand representing Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville—a portion of the proceeds from the week-long event were donated to the charity.

In addition to being aired on Total Living Network, Golden Eagle Broadcasting, TCT Television Network and NRB Network, Nashville’s News 2, WKRN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Nashville, Tenn., will be airing the awards this year for the first time. The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards will air from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 23.

“We at Nashville’s News 2 WKRN-TV are thrilled to be a part of this year’s Inspirational Country Music Awards,” said Michelle Dube, Director of Programming and Community Affairs, in a news release. “This is a special event for those involved and the fans of their music and we look forward to sharing it with them.”

The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Winners

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:

Chuck Day

MALE VOCALIST:

Chuck Hancock

FEMALE VOCALIST:

Laura Dodd

VOCAL DUO / VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE:

Branded

VOCAL GROUP OR BAND:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:

“Threaten Me With Heaven” Vince Gill

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY ARTIST:

Vince Gill

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SONG:

“Jesus Is Enough” Russ Murphy

SONGWRITER:

Chuck Hancock

NEW ARTIST:

Larissa

VIDEO:

“Loves Gotta Go Somewhere” Steve Richard

MUSICIAN:

Greg McDougal

COMEDIAN:

Johnny Lee Cook

RADIO PERSONALITY:

Rich Miller

RADIO STATION/NETWORK:

WSM AM 650

INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST:

The Roys

YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD:

Isaac Cole

MUSIC EVANGELIST OF THE YEAR:

Tommy Brandt

FAITH, FAMILY, & COUNTRY MOVIE:

“Joyful Noise”

TELEVISION NETWORK:

Gospel Music Channel

-BAM

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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