These awards honor artists who excel each year in the fields of Christian and inspirational country music, sometimes described as positive country, though bluegrass is also recognized.
And taking the 2012 award for 2012 Inspiration Bluegrass Artist were The Roys, who were also honored for their song, I Wonder What God’s Thinking, from their Lonesome Whistle CD. More specifically, the song was chosen as the Number 1 Inspirational Country Single of the year by Powersource Magazine.
The Roys had also received the Inspirational Bluegrass Artist trophy in 2011, and took Vocal Duo in 2010.
Elaine Roy shared how their music fits the ICM mission…
“We sing what is in our hearts and true to our Faith.”
… and her brother Lee reacted to winning the award:
“It was a very strong group of nominees – everyone deserved this award. Elaine and I are so honored to win this for the second year in a row.”
Lawson was grateful as well, and expressed his appreciation for the ICM and all the work they do.
“What an honor it was to receive the ICM Vocal Group/Band of the Year Award last night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. We performed at the event last year, and I was most impressed with the focus on God, Family and Country.
Special thanks to Gene Higgins, his son Jason, and the entire ICMA staff for their hard work and dedication to the cause.
Also thanks to all the participating artists for making us feel welcome and at ease. And congratulations to all of the other winners last night! May God bless all of you in your efforts to spread the good news of the Gospel in song and spoken word.”
Congratulations to Doyle and the boys, and Lee and Elaine Roy!