Skaggs leads Inspirational Awards with four nominations

Thursday, August 26, 2010 – Ricky Skaggs led with four nominations for the 16th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Show, it was announced Thursday. Carrie Underwood and Trace Adkins were among those nominated.

The awards honor those performing Christian and inspirational country music.

Underwood was nominated for Mainstream Inspirational Country Song for Temporary Home. Others nominated were Lee Brice for Love Like Crazy, Jo Dee Messina for That's God, Chris Young for The Man I Want to Be and Craig Morgan for This Ain't Nothing.

Mainstream Country Artist nominations went to Underwood, Morgan, Josh Turner, Jeff Bates and Ricky Skaggs.

Skaggs was among five nominated for the Legend/Pioneer Award and also was nominated in the musician category.

Video nominations went to All I Ask for Anymore by Adkins; Temporary Home by Underwood, The House That Built Me by Lambert, The Man I Want to Be by Young and This Ain't Nothing by Morgan

Joey + Rory were nominated for the vocal duo award.

Inspirational Bluegrass Artist nominations went to Cherryholmes, Lawrence Bishop, Rhonda Vincent, The Isaacs and Skaggs.

The ICM Awards are set for Thursday, Oct. 14 at 7p.m. central at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium located in Hendersonville, Tenn.

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