Top Five Category Finalists Announced For The 17th Annual ICM Awards

Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Ronnie Dunn, George Strait, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton Given Top Major Category Honors

ICM Gold LogoNashville, Tenn. (August 31, 2011) –The ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Top 5 finalists were announced today in 22 key categories  advancing the presentation of the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards in award ceremonies to be held on Friday, October 28th at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The ICM Faith, Family & Country Top 5 ballot, as determined by first round membership voting by the members of the Inspirational Country Music Association, includes a stellar array of major names in a broad cross section of categories that include entertainer, new artist, song, songwriter, group, duo,  musician, radio, radio station, film, television honors and more.

Major artist nominees on the Top 5 ballot for this year’s  ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards  include Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum,  The Band Perry, Ronnie Dunn, The Roys,  Josh Turner, Jeff Bates, Randy Travis, The Grascals,  Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Point of Grace, Guy Penrod, The Isaacs, and George Strait.  Film honors finalists  include a competitive field highlighted by family rated major box office contenders including Country Strong, Secretariat, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Top 5 finalists in all categories will now be presented to the membership in final round voting that will end on September 30th. Awards will be announced at the October 28th awards presentation.

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Lady Antebellum Talks About Own The Night and Their Upcoming Tour

GRAMMY WINNING TRIO LADY ANTEBELLUM ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF THE OWN THE NIGHT 2011 TOUR KICKING OFF NOV. 11

Lady Antebellum Own the Night Album Cover - all dressed up on the beach

Nashville, Tenn. – Aug. 18, 2011 – After selling out every city on the group’s first-ever headlining tour, multi-platinum group Lady Antebellum will launch the first leg of their OWN THE NIGHT 2011 TOUR on Nov. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn. Both the tour name and trio’s upcoming album OWN THE NIGHT were inspired by the album’s second single, the anthemic ‘We Owned The Night’. The track is now available for airplay at country radio stations and will be available tonight at 11:00P CT on iTunes. The album will be in stores on Sept. 13.

“We named our new album ‘Own The Night’ after one of our favorite songs ‘We Owned The Night’ off the new album, and felt it was a great description of how we wanted our fans to spend each night of tour with us,” explains Lady A’s Dave Haywood. “When people come out to our live show or hear the song on the radio it’s a call to action. Be confident, live in the moment and enjoy the experiences you’re going through, “own them.”
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Wisconsin Country Thunder Rolls Into Town in One Month

Frat House line-up announced, including Rio Grand, The Roys, Jason Jones, Ryan Laird, Lucy Angel, Greg Hanna and more!
Country Thunder
Twin Lakes, WI (June 22, 2011) –  In one month Twin Lakes, WI will become the premiere destination for country music fans, as Country Thunder 2011 kicks off on July 21st! With a stellar line-up including Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Martina McBride, and more, it is gearing up to be the best year yet. Recent additions to the line-up include Her & Kings County, who will take the stage on Saturday at 1:00pm, and southern rockers Blackberry Smoke, and gritty songstress Sonia Leigh, who will both be joining the Zac Brown Band on Friday night. 

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