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The Roys In Running For Three Inspirational Country Music Awards

Written by SGN Scoops on September 2, 2011 – 8:27 am -

Nashville, TN (September 1, 2011) — The reigning Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year, The Roys, are in the running for three more ICM awards this year: Vocal Duo of The Year, Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Inspirational Country Song (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”).  Winners will be announced during the 2011 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards show, held in Nashville on Friday, October 28 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The Roys will perform “That’s What Makes It Love” that night with special guests Ricky Skaggs and The Whites. Both songs are from The Roys’ current CD, LONESOME WHISTLE, which was recorded at Skaggs Place Studio and released March 22 this year on Rural Rhythm Records. The disc debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, and is currently #6 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 15 Albums Chart, #7 on Cashbox Magazine’s Top 20 Bluegrass Albums Chart and #16 on The Alternate Root’s Top 66 Bluegrass Album Chart.”We’re overjoyed to be nominated again this year,” says Elaine Roy. “And it will be amazing to perform on stage with legends like Ricky Skaggs and The Whites,” adds her brother, Lee.  “They were amazing to work with in the studio.”  Ricky and The Whites appear on the recorded version of “That’s What Makes It Love.” The brother/sister duo has enjoyed numerous high-profile performances this year, kicking off Country Thunder Festival USA (where they opened for Lady Antebellum), Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN), Dogwood Park Concert Series (Greenville, TN), and more. They’ve appeared on several Fox Television Network shows, Daily Buzz, ABC-TV’s What’s The Buzz, Daytime, GAC-TV, and numerous other popular programs. Upcoming shows include dates with country legend Janie Fricke, and performances at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair, Heroes Music Festival at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Rocky River Fall Bluegrass Festival and dates in Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee. Fans can catch up with all the news and complete itinerary on The Roys by clicking on www.theroysonline.com For further information on the 2011 ICM Week in Nashville, click on: www.ICM-awards.com.


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THE ROYS Bring Home Inspirational Country Music’s Duo of the Year Award For Second Consecutive Year

Written by Rhonda on October 18, 2010 – 12:01 pm -

Nashville, TN (October 15, 2010) — THE ROYS, Inspirational Country Music’s reigning Duo of the Year took the honor for the second consecutive year at the 16th Annual ICM Awards Show, held in Hendersonville, TN last night.  “I am shakin’ in my shoes,” said an excited Elaine Roy of the honor.  “We are so blessed and excited to win this award again this year.  We have so many people to thank, especially our Lord and Savior.”  Her brother Lee chimed in to say, “We are very, very grateful to be chosen.”
 
THE ROYS, known for their unique harmonies and songwriting talents, wowed the capacity crowd with a heartfelt performance of “I Wonder What God’s Thinking,” from their upcoming CD.  They joined performers Ricky Skaggs, Katrina Elam and Steve Richard, Andy Griggs, Jeff Bates, Sarah Darling, Branded, The Springs, Tommy Brandt, Emma Jacob, Mary James and Russ Murphy along with Love And Theft, Joey + Rory, Nathan Stanley and 2009 ICM Entertainer of the Year, CrossCountry The Band.
 
About The Roys
Lee and Elaine hail from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and draw from a deep well of experience that owes much to the bluegrass and country music that permeated their youth. In 2008, THE ROYS released their debut album, GOOD DAYS, and began building a national fan base that soon discovered what country music lovers in New England had known all along. They landed coveted gigs working with George Jones, Collin Raye, Phil Vassar, The Oak Ridge Boys and Chris Young, among others. Now, the two are kicking their career into high gear. They recently made their national television debut on the annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, and in August, they traveled to Bogota, Columbia, South America as part of an outreach mission sponsored by Compassion International, an organization for which they are spokespersons.
 
About ICM
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 Country music is inspired by Faith, Family, and Country™.  For information and show highlights, please visit www.icm-awards.com
 
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