NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 15, 2014) â€“Â The Inspirational Country Music Association is gearing up for its annual ICM Faith, Family & CountryTM Week & Awards to be held in Music City on Nov. 9-13, 2014. Each year, the convention honoring the biggest names and showcasing emerging talent in Inspirational and Christian Country Music draws thousands of music fans, media and top-industry executives for a wide array of activities held throughout Nashville. For complete schedule and information, please visit www.faithfamilycountry.com.
Saturday, November 8, 1:00-4:00 p.m.–ICM-Week will be partnering with McDonald’s for the ICM Preview Party and Grand Re-opening of the historic Opryland location (201 Rudy’s Circle, Nashville). Bring the family and enjoy live music from ICM artists, face painting, balloon artists and giveaways. World-renowned NANCY comic strip illustrator and writer, Guy Gilchrist will be on site drawing and interacting with guests.
Sunday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.–Nightly concerts will kickoff with the Honky Tonkin’ Jubilee (featuring The Roys, Melanie Walker, Jesse Lee Jones, JoAnn Cash, Jayc Harold, Dennis Agajanian, The Wacaster Family and more) at The Nashville Palace (2611 McGavock Pike, Nashville).
Monday through Wednesday, November 9-12, 6:30 p.m.—Nightly Concerts at the Nashville Palace will feature over 15 award-winning artists each night, including: Tommy Brandt, Mary James, Russ Murphy, ChareÃ© White, Greg McDougal, Kristina Craig, Kali Rose, Larissa, Branded, Chuck Hancock and many more.
Tuesday, November 11, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.—The Power Source No. 1 Party and Media Appreciation Luncheon will return to the Wildhorse Saloon (120 2nd Ave. S., Nashville) and feature entertainment by ChareÃ© White and Rick Patterson.
Monday through Wednesday, November 9-12–Seminars, exhibit hall,
membership breakfast and other activities will take place at this year’s host hotel, The Inn at Opryland (2401 Music Valley Drive). For a limited time, the hotel is offering special ICM packages for attendees by calling 800-901-4211. Space is limited, so fans are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible to take advantage of the discount. (Mention ICM-Week)
Tickets for the conference range from $150 for the Fan Experience (which includes registration for conference events, awards show ticket and a one-year subscription to Power Source Magazine), to the LIMITED $350 All-Inclusive Experience (which additionally includes a ticket to the Power Source No. 1 Party and the awards show After Party). To purchase tickets for the conference, click HERE, or call (615) 742-9210 Ext. 226.
Thursday, November 13, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (red carpet arrivals begin at 5:30 p.m.)–As always, the conference will culminate with the ICM Faith, Family & CountryTM Music Awards to be held at Cornerstone Nashville (726 W. Old Hickory Blvd., Madison). Megan Alexander of “Inside Edition” will return as host, alongside GrammyÂ®award-winning comedic Country legend Ray Stevens. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year’s award show nominees include such notables as Vince Gill, Guy Penrod, Lady Antebellum, Rhonda Vincent, The Isaacs, Scotty McCreery, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Roys and more! Russ Murphy leads the nominations with five nods. Tommy Brandt follows with four.