At last night’s 19th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards in Nashville, The Roys were chosen as Inspirational Bluegrass Artist for 2013, an honor they have received for the past three years running. The brother/sister duet team play contemporary bluegrass with a country vibe that is consistently upbeat and positive.
These tributes are officially known as the ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards, a musical category so-designated as a bridge between the country and contemporary christian markets. Winners are chosen in a three step process where radio, music and media professionals choose eligible potential nominees in the first round, and fans select the nominees and honorees in the next two.
The ICM for bluegrass was added in 2007. Previous winners include Ricky Skaggs and The Isaacs.
A full list of award winners for 2013 can be found online.