The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Will Air on National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and TCT Networks
National TV Personalities Megan Alexander and Storme Warren Return to Co-Host Show; Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville and Operation Troop Aid
The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards is honored to announce that National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and TCT Networks will once again be airing the awards ceremony (see below for channel listings). The ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, to be held Oct. 18 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center (One Symphony Place), are dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform inspirational country music. For more information on the 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards or to purchase tickets, please visit www.icm-awards.com
“We’re excited to broadcast the ICM Awards again this year. It’s an opportunity for us to bring our viewers the very best in Christian music, particularly in the inspirational country genre. We appreciate each year’s charitable emphasis that extends beyond just artist recognition. It’s a wonderful reflection of the heart of the industry,” said Troy A. Miller, NRB Network President/CEO.
“Inside Edition” Correspondent Megan Alexander and GAC “Headline Country” Host Storme Warren will return to co-host the 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards. 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.
The first awards ceremony back in 1993 (CCMA Awards at that time) began with a humble six awards including the “Pioneer Award” (Oak Ridge Boys), “Male Vocalist of the Year” (Bruce Haynes), “Female Vocalist of the Year” (Teri Lyn), “Christian Country Song of the Year” (Rodeo Preacher – Bruce Haynes), “Group of the Year” (White River) and “Songwriter of the Year” (Paul Overstreet). Today the award show (currently the Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards) has expanded to include over twenty awards including “Entertainer of the Year,” “Vocal Duo of the Year,” “Vocal Group of the Year,” “Mainstream Country Artist of the Year,” “Mainstream Inspirational Song of the Year,” “Video of the Year” and “Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year.” In addition the ceremony now honors new artists, youth, radio stations and personalities, movies, television networks, musicians and videos that have had a large impact on the Inspirational and Christian country music genre. Over the years past winners include Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Ken Holloway, Marty Raybon, T. Graham Brown, Steve Wariner, Johnny Cash, The Fox Brothers, Soggy Bottom Boys, Randy Travis, Darryl Worley, Josh Turner, Tim McGraw, Craig Morgan, George Strait, Point of Grace, The Roys, Carrie Underwood, Justin Moore and many more.
You can find TCT Television Network here:
Direct TV—Channel: 377
Sky Angel Satellite Channel: 133
You can find the NRB Network here:
Direct TV—Channel: 378
Sky Angel IPTV Channel: 126
ABOUT TCT Television Network
You can find TCT on DirectTV Channel: 377 or on Sky Angel Satellite Channel 133
You can also watch it live on their site at www.tct.tv
The TCT Network is ever expanding to include worldwide markets. Around the world, potentially 1.5 billion viewers receive the TCT signal from their television stations via global satellites as well as direct-to-home and cable stations. TCT reaches over 125 million homes in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, India, and the Philippines – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ABOUT NRB NETWORK
NRB Network is a non-commercial, public interest television channel that airs on DIRECTV channel 378, on Sky Angel channel 126, on select local affiliates and via online streaming. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, NRB Network reaches a national audience 24 hours a day with Christian programming that educates, entertains and embraces biblical truth. A signature genre block programming model is designed to meet the needs of distinct viewer segments with the right shows at the right times. For more information, visit www.nrbnetwork.tv.
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