Nashville, Tenn. (Top40 Charts/ Webster & Associates)
Presentation of the 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards October 28th in Nashville will go state-of-the-art this year with the additional production value of a live internet “streaming event” which will be hosted as an online ticketed webcast via StageIt.com.
The presentation of the Inspirational Country Music
Awards Show from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony will stream live on a custom URL (www.stageit.com/faithfamilycountry) where music fans may access sign-up information for the webcast as well as buy tickets for the online awards ceremonies.
Being hosted by returning familiar TV faces GAC Network’s Storme Warren and Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander, additional artist participation is also being announced this week with performances by Guy Penrod, Buddy
Jewell and Chuck Day added to the event. All three artists are among Top 5 nominees in the current voting round for the awards, which closes September
30th. Riders In the Sky have also been announced as new additions to the list of major artists presenters set for the evening. Artists already announced as performers include Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, Joey+Rory and The Roys.
“The live webcast of this year’s awards is being presented through an agreement we’ve signed with StageIt, a very innovative California based production team that specializes in delivering major artist music driven ‘event experiences’ online,” notes Jason Higgins, Executive Director
of the Inspirational Country Music
Association. “The online production will add an entire new and very cutting edge dimension of internet participation and fan access to the event that we are very excited about,” added Higgins.
Major artist nominees on the Top 5 ballot for this year’s 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, The Isaacs and George
Strait. Film honors finalists include a competitive Hollywood field highlighted by family rated major box office contenders including Country Strong, Secretariat and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Now on countdown towards the October 28th award announcements, they are now also enjoying heavy fan traffic on the recently launched official social media Facebook page. Those interested in “liking” the page can join the pre-Awards Show fun and color commentary at Facebook.com/FaithFamilyCountry.
Additionally those interested ‘in a front row seat to a backstage experience’ in the live streaming webcast of the 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards are encouraged to resource www.stageit.com/faithfamilycountry