The 20th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, hosted by the Grammy-winning Ray Stevens and Megan Alexander of “Inside Edition,” were held last night at Cornerstone Nashville to honor artists, songwriters, radio personalities and others in the genres of Christian and Inspirational Country Music. Chuck Hancock and Russ Murphy were the top winners for the evening, taking home two trophies each. Hancock was awarded both Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year with Murphy claiming awards for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Winners from the mainstream category included Carrie Underwood for Country Female Artist, Alan Jackson for Country Male Artist and Lady Antebellum for Inspirational Country Song.
The 20th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were sponsored in part by Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child, Curb Records, Trim Healthy Mama, Joe Loftus Ministries, North Carolina College of Theology and Sophia’s Heart
"Over two decades ago, my father acted on a creative vision, taking a 'leap of faith' of sorts to pursue his mission. He wanted to create an organization that would promote, cultivate and raise awareness for Inspirational Country Music," explained Jason Higgins, President of the Inspirational Country Music Association and Higgins Music Group. "Throughout our twenty year history, we have welcomed some of the finest Inspirational and Country Music entertainers on the planet to our stages! Thanks to our television partners and the public's growing interest in this genre, we continue our growth and will reach our largest potential audience to date! We are truly blessed."
Slated to air on Luken Communications' The Family Channel and Heartland Network, NRB Network, Golden Eagle Broadcasting (GEB) America, Total Living Network, TCT Networks and The Worship Network, this year’s show will reach well over two billion households worldwide. For more information on the annual awards show, please visit: www.faithfamilycountry.com.