ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010 AT 6:30 p.m. CST
NASHVILLE, TN–October 28, 2010— Power Source Music Group announced that Daystar will air the 16th Annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show (ICM awards) on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. CST. Daystar can be found on Dish Network’s channel 263 and channel 369 on DirectTV. For additional listing in your area, please You can visit http://daystar.com/ways-to-watch/us-search and enter your zip code. In addition, visit www.Daystar.com for online viewing.
DayStar Television Network includes 50 TV stations in the US, reaching 81 million US homes via cable and satellite and over-the-air broadcast including over 671 million cable subscribers in 200 countries via international satellites. Daystar Television Network is the fastest-growing and one of the largest Christian television networks in the world. Daystar’s co-founders, Marcus and Joni Lamb are committed to producing and providing quality television that will reach the viewers, refresh their lives and renew their hearts.
Inspirational Country Music Award Show highlights:
* Point of Grace won Entertainer of the Year following their 2009 ICM Vocal Group of the Year. This is no surprise at all to those who have watched followed their success in the gospel market that the talented and gifted group has recently seen their audience expand to the country music arena with the poignant hit “How You Live (Turn Up the Music).”
* Country superstar, Carrie Underwood, won for Inspirational Video of the Year, for her hit single “Temporary Home,” directed by Deaton-Flanigen and Multi-Award winning artist, Craig Morgan, was selected Mainstream Country Artist of the Year as well as winning Mainstream Inspirational Song for “This Ain’t Nothin’.”
* Other big winners included, Tommy Brandt received Male Vocalist of the Year for the second year in a row, Mary James took home Female Vocalist of the Year and Cross Country The Band won Vocal Group.
* Dennis Agajanian won Musician of the Year for the 7th time. Agajanian has been performing for over thirty-five years At 15, he taught himself to play the guitar. From early on in his career, Dennis’ versatile guitar style and musicianship has amazed many. He is recognized as one of the best acoustic guitar players of his time. He is also an alumnus of the “Guinness Book of World Records” as the fastest flat picker.
* Storme Warren (GAC) and Megan Alexander (Inside Edition) co-hosted the show.
* ICM’s added a “Red, White and Blue” to honor the men and women of our military. In addition, Voices of Glory, Top 5 from America’s Got Talent 2010 sang, “God Bless America.”
* The Corey Brooks Band went barefoot as they walked the carpet and presented an award to raise awareness that over 300 million children in the world do not have shoes. Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity has given away 11 million pairs of shoes in over 170 countries in the first five years of its inception. The charity will benefit from a portion of the award show ticket sales.
* Joey + Rory performed “Where Jesus Is” and Love And Theft performed “Dancing In Circles.”
* Additional star-studded performances included: Branded, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Richard, Andy Griggs, Jeff Bates, Sarah Darling, The Springs, Emma Jacob, Mary James, Russ Murphy, Tommy Brandt, The Roys, Nathan Stanley and CrossCountry The Band
* Katrina Elam showed off her vocal talents performing “Dream Big.” The Oklahoma native and Universal Records South Recording Artist stars in the upcoming motion picture, Pure Country 2: The Gift, with George Strait, Travis Fimmel and J.D. Parker, which opens in theaters on Friday, October 15, 2010.
* Leigh Ann Tuohy was on hand to accept the awards for The Blind Side, winner of the Faith, Family, & Country Movie.
The annual Inspirational Country Music Awards are dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Christian and Inspirational Country music. Inspirational music is inspired by Faith, Family, and Country™. The member-voted ICM Awards Show is the keynote event of Inspirational Country Music Week (ICM Week), in Nashville, TN. The convention and show are presented by the 501C-3 not-for-profit corporation, founded in 1992, The Christian Country Music Association. www.ccma.cc
Additional 2010 Inspirational Country Music Week and Awards Show sponsors include Kyser Musical Products, Black River Music Group, Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Not Alone, Force MP Entertainment, Gibson & Epiphone Guitar and Power Source Music Magazine.
Please visit www.icm-awards.com for a complete list of winners and show highlights.