Hillary Scott, Joey + Rory Among 2016 Inspirational Country Music Awards Nominees
Other nominees for the 22nd annual ICM Awards include Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Mo Pitney, Ricky Skaggs, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw and Vince Gill who are all nominated for the Mainstream Country Male Artist of the Year Award. In the Female Mainstream Country category, Scott and Joey Feek were nominated, along with Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Kelsea Ballerini, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, Martina McBride, Sara Evans and Trisha Yearwood. Artists are nominated to recognize their efforts in promoting the messages of "Faith, Family & Country," which is also a slogan of the organization.
Joey + Rory released Hymns That Are Important to Us in February, just a few weeks before Joey Feek passed away after a battle with cancer. Fans both old and new had followed the Feek's story for months, and that interest helped Hymns top both the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums charts in its first week.
The ICM Awards are part of the annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Week, which includes nightly showcases, a luncheon, a membership breakfast, seminars and more around Nashville. The awards ceremony is set to take place on Oct. 27 at Trinity City in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Fans looking to attend the award-show can snag free tickets that are available first come, first serve. VIP seating information can be found here. For those who can't make it to Tennessee, the show will be broadcast on various TV networks yet to be determined.
More information, including ticket purchases, can be found at FaithFamilyCountry.com.