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The televised 8th
Annual USAGEM Awards Show was held on Saturday November 19, 2011 at the
historic Texas Troubadour Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee.
The three hour show was filmed by Fresh Well Media for future
television broadcasts on the Family Friendly Entertainment Network.
Walker opened the show with a flawless performance of her upbeat,
hand-clapping song, “Walking In Jerusalem”.
Fox Brothers were the hosts of the show and kept the show moving with introductions
of performers and presenters by means of their own brand of humor and wit.
They garnered three awards including the Gospel Entertainer Of The
Year, Vocal Group Of The Year, and the Christian Country Crown Jewel
Award. Group member and
funnyman, Roy Fox received the
Comedian Of The Year award. The
Fox Brothers aptly had the crowd on their feet as they closed the show
with their popular rendition of an American patriotic favorite, “God
Bless The USA”.
Members of the
popular southern gospel singing group, The
Gardners accepted three awards including the Song Of The Year
accolades for their song “Sign Me Up”. They also received the Southern
Gospel Crown Jewel Award and group member Regina
Gardner was the recipient of the coveted Female Vocalist Of The Year
highlight of the show was the awarding of the organization’s most
prestigious honor, The Diamond Award to USAGEM’s past president and Pearly Gates members, Daniel
and Teresa Johnson. This
award is a lifetime achievement honor presented to USAGEM members who show
a great commitment to God, Christian service, and dedication to USAGEM.
A further emotional highlight was the presentation of the Sapphire
Award to Don Inks for his
behind the scenes work and devotion to the USAGEM organization.
Don is the husband and manager of Christian country artist, Peggy
Inks. The Emerald Award was presented to Kent
Smith Family member and founder, Kent
Smith; and the Ruby Award went to television producer and radio host, Tommie
The Male Vocalist Of
The Year Award was presented to one of the organization’s perennial
favorites, Rene Jones. He and his wife, Edie
Jones presented an impeccable performance of their brand new Christian
Country chart single, “Bible By Her Bed”.
Jones did a superb performance
of his self-penned song “Dream Giver”, a song featured in the upcoming
faith-based movie “Secrets In The Snow”.
Jones also garnered the Contemporary Christian Crown Jewel Award,
his very first USAGEM trophy.
Murphy had the enthusiastic crowd on their feet as he performed his
hit single and patriotic song “My America” and comedian nominee Cheryl
Jackson performed a very impressive stand-up comedy routine which had
everyone laughing with her side-splitting, hilarious wit.
The Duo Of The Year
Award was presented for the second time to Lewis
& Lewis; The Musician Of The Year accolades went to Nashville
producer and pianist, John Rees;
The Accoustic Singer/Songwriter Of The Year was awarded to Christian
country singer and songwriter, Ann
Hartmann; The New Artist Of The Year honors went to new southern
gospel group, The Davis Family;
The Black Gospel Crown Jewel was awarded to television host and singer, Dewitt Johnson; and bluegrass group, Leipers Fork Bluegrass were first time recipients of the Bluegrass
Crown Jewel Award.
Harrison’s very stirring presentation of “How Great Thou Art”, and For
Heaven’s Sake’s very powerful performance of “God’s Still
Faithful” left the crowd wanting more.
Bluegrass nominees Sandi Kay & New Hickory once again brought the house down with
their intricate bluegrass picking and singing as they performed “I Can
See Clearly Now”.
New Artist nominees Allison
Speer, Mark Brown, David Smith, Paul
Sparks, Sunday Edition, and The Davis
Family received a standing ovation for their moving and powerful
performance of “Because He Lives”, a song made famous by the legendary
Speer Family. Song Of The Year nominees Glenn
Tubb, The Pearly Gates, Tank
Tackett, Joe Arview and Thunder, and
The Gardners each flawlessly
and proudly performed a portion of their top five nominated songs.
Musician nominees Shelton Bissell, Jim Frable,
John Rees, and Jay Shupe performed an upbeat “I’ll Fly Away” while young
USAGEM members Summer & Autumn
Ryan performed their clogging routine, a bonus delight to audience
To commemorate a
brand new addition of the Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Of The Year Award, a
special songwriter’s round was featured and included performances by the
top five nominees. Ann Hartmann, Daniel Johnson,
Glenn Tubb, Tammy Vice, and Jimmy Jack
Whitaker each performed a portion of one of their favorite self-penned
songs. During this
performance, a surprise special guest appearance by Nashville songwriter, Wood Newton added a special flavor to this already great
songwriter’s collaboration. Wood
has written many hit songs including “Bobbie Sue” made famous by The
Oak Ridge Boys.
McCann performed a very
touching tribute to respected USAGEM member and award winner Amanda
Fessant, who passed away earlier this year after a long battle with
cancer. She was only 34 years
old. Bev performed a medley
of songs of Amanda’s favorite gospel hymns including “Amazing
Grace”, “I Surrender All”, and “This World Is Not My Home”.
Special segment hosts
were Rev. Harry Yates, Joanne Cash Yates, Peggy Inks,
and Melanie Walker. Some award
presenters were Brian and Allison
Speer; media representative, Evie
Hawkins; Mona Faith and Rev. Gene Fant; Don and
Sandra Lee Burdick; Last Chance
members James Burns and Mark Fuqua; and David Smith of
the duo, David & Carrie Smith.
Other presenters included Tank
Tackett, Stephen Fryar, Marty Merchant,
Darlene Chapman, Tommie
Lewis, Roger Revette, Sheila Berry,
Jim Babcock, Laura Mathy, Kent Smith, Ray
Lewis, Dottie Tubb, and The Toneys.
The USAGEM Awards
Show is a production of the United States Association Of Gospel
Entertainers & Musicians, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
For more information please visit www.USAGEM.org
Below is a full list
of 2011 USAGEM award winners.
Of The Year: The Fox Brothers
Male Vocalist Of
The Year: Rene
Female Vocalist Of
The Year: Regina Gardner
Duo Of The Year:
Lewis & Lewis
Group Of The Year:
The Fox Brothers
Song Of The Year:
“Sign Me Up” by The Gardners
Singer/Songwriter Of The Year: Ann
New Artist Of The
Musician Of The
Comedian Of The
Daniel & Teresa Johnson
Crown Jewel Award: The Gardners
Christian Crown Jewel Award: Danny
Crown Jewel Award: The Fox Brothers
Black Gospel Crown
Jewel Award: Dewitt Johnson
Jewel Award: Leipers Fork Bluegrass
The Fox Brothers Win
The 17th Annual ICM Awards
17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Association’s Faith,
Family and Country Music Awards took center stage at the Schermerhorn
Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday October 28, 2011. This
year’s ICM awards were tied “with pink ribbon” which also benefited
the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.
were presented in twenty-two categories which included both rising artists
and a stellar array of major music industry names in a broad cross section
including entertainer, male and female artists, new artist, song,
songwriter, group, duo, musician, radio personality, radio station, film,
and television honors.
emotional highlight of the evening was the naming of The Fox Brothers as
the recipient of the ICM Living
Legend Award. Roy, Randy,
and Lynn Fox were on hand to receive this prestigious honor. ICM
president Gene Higgins presented the Living Legend Award to The Fox
Brothers. “If I’d known
we were going to win an award, I wouldn’t have sit so far back,” Roy
Fox joked after the brothers made their way to the stage to accept their
needed a home and the Inspirational Country Music Association took in The
Fox Brothers,” Lynn Fox said. “We love all those who voted for us and those of you who
didn’t vote for us. We love
you too.” “Just not as much,” Roy interrupted as the crowd exploded
official quote from the ICM Awards press release by the Inspirational
Country Music Association states –
“The brotherhood trio of Roy, Randy,
and Lynn Fox are true representatives of the unique blend of Christian and
country music. Growing up,
the brothers honed their harmonies and genius for entertaining an audience
in the revival and church service world of their childhood in rural
Tennessee. With success in
southern gospel, The Fox Brothers expanded their reach to become one of
the industry’s most beloved performing groups.”
Fox Brothers have previously been honored as the “Entertainer
Of The Year” for three times (1999, 2000, & 2001) by the
Inspirational Country Music Association voters who also deemed them “Vocal
Group Of The Year” for a record eight years.
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