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Published:September 25th, 2007 07:11 EST
Inspirational Country Music Awards Announce Top 5 Category Nominees

Inspirational Country Music Awards Announce Top 5 Category Nominees

By SOP newswire

Christian Country Music Association is proud to announce the Top 5 category nominees for the 13th Annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show (ICM Awards) which will be held at the historic Acuff Theater, Sunday, November 4th, 2007, at 6 PM CST. The member-voted ICM Awards Show is the keynote event of Inspirational Country Week, slated for October 31st through November 4th in Nashville, TN.

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The following Top 10 nominees are listed in alphabetical order within each category:

Entertainer of the Year

Brad Cotter
CrossCountry The Band
Del Way
Dennis Agajanian
Tommy Brandt

Male Vocalist of the Year

Chunky Nelms
Mike Hammock
Mike Manuel
Rich McCready
Tommy Brandt

Female Vocalist of the Year

Mary James,
Melanie Walker,
Natalie Grant,
Rebecca Linda Smith,
Sandra Dee, Sonya Isaacs

Vocal Duo of the Year

Chester Smith & Merle Haggard,
Jeff & Sheri Easter,
Randy & Heidi Gunn,
David & Dottie

Vocal Group of the Year

CrossCountry The Band
Fox Brothers
Last Light Band
Wacaster Family

Inspirational Country Music Album of the Year

Back In The Country Again/Mike Manuel
Calvary's The Reason Why/Del Way
Hook Line & Sinker/Tommy Brandt
Precious Memories/Alan Jackson
Work Of A Carpenter, Greg McDougal

Song of the Year
Back In The Country Again, Mike Manuel
I Get To, Blue County
I'll Wait For You, Joe Nichols
Mama's Hall of Fame, James Payne
One Wing In The Fire, Trent Tomlinson

Songwriter of the Year

David Patillo
Del Way
Josh Turner
Mike Manuel
Russ Murphy

Mainstream Country Artist of the Year

Alan Jackson
Blue County
Joe Nichols
Josh Turner
Martina McBride
Randy Travis

New Artist of the Year

Amanda Fessant
Greg McDougal
Lesa Hudson
Russ Murphy
Sharene Spielman

Musician of the Year

Charlie Daniels
Dennis Agajanian
Justin Todd Herod
Lawrence Bishop
Rory Hoffman

Comedy Act of the Year

Barry McGee
Chonda Pierce
Jeff Treece Band
LuLu Roman
Roy Fox & The Fox Brothers

Radio Personality of the Year

Fred Bacher
John Ritter
Leon Joplin
Rich Miller
Rodney Allen

Radio Station of the Year

KIJN, Farwell, TX
WCWV, Summerville, W. VA
WDEH, Sweetwater, TN
WJBD, Salem, IL
WRMV, Madison Hts, VA

Video of the Year

Anyway, Martina McBride
God Don't Make Mistakes, Jamie O'Neal
I'll Wait For You, Joe Nichols
Moments, Emerson Drive
Mountains, Lonestar

Inspirational Country Bluegrass

Carpenter's Tools
Lawrence Bishop Band
New Jerusalem
Rhonda Vincent

Youth In Music Award

Amber Morgan
Calina Boggs
Carrie Sneed
Matthew Wacaster
Peasall Sisters

Music Evangelist of the Year

Bill Mullis
Clint Miller
Corey Brooks
Lawrence Bishop
Leo Johnston of CrossCountry
Tom Lanza

Television Network

Gospel Music Channel
Gospel Music Television
Total Living Network

The Inspirational Country Music Convention is a yearly event that draws music fans, broadcast media (radio, print, and TV) and the industries top artists to Nashville to showcase music and to discuss industry related issues. The week will culminate with The Inspirational Country Music Awards Show. The Award Show will be held November 4, 2007 and over 80 artists will perform throughout the week at the Acuff Theatre. The 13th annual show will be nationally televised with several re-broadcasts. The convention is set for October 31-November 4, 2007 and is presented by the 501C-3 not-for-profit corporation, The Christian Country Music Association.

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