The awards honor inspirational country and bluegrass music, sometimes described as “positive country,” a style that intersects the pop country and Christian music markets.
In addition to a bluegrass specific category, a number of bluegrass artists received nominations this year. The Roys are nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Duo, and Doyle and the boys earned a Vocal Group or Band nod. Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill were both also nominated for Musician.
The following received nominations in the bluegrass category:
Inspirational Bluegrass Artist
- Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
- Rhonda Vincent
- Ricky Skaggs
- The Isaacs
- The Roys
A complete list of nominees can be found online.
The ICM Awards will air at 8:00 p.m. (EDT) on October 18 on the NRB and TCT television networks, both available on the Direct TV and Sky Angel Satellite systems. It will also be available as a live stream at www.tct.tv.