Performers confirmed for 2010 Inspirational Country Music Awards

The 16th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Show (ICM Awards) announces that Ricky Skaggs, Katrina Elam and Steve Richard are confirmed to perform on the award show.

Ricky Skaggs, Multi-Award winning giant and 2009 ICM Mainstream Country Artist of the Year, is nominated in four ICM award categories. Skaggs continues to add to his of awards and genres, the Inspirational Country Music Awards, the Grammy’s, CMA’s and IBMA’s winning as both a country and a bluegrass artist.

Oklahoma native and Universal Records South Recording Artist, Katrina Elam, stars in the upcoming motion picture, Pure Country 2: The Gift with George Strait, Travis Fimmel and J.D. Parker, which opens in theaters on Friday, October 15, 2010.

Country Artist and TV Celebrity, Lucas Hoge is confirmed to as a presenter. Lucas is in 30 million homes each week on a TV show called “Last Chance Highway” which airs on Animal Planet.

They join performers 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, The Roys, Nathan Stanley, Dr. Ralph Stanley and 2009 ICM Entertainer of the Year CrossCountry The Band. Additional presenters include Leigh Anne Tuohy, David Nixon, Chuck Day, Rhonda Towns and Laura Dodd.

Storme Warren, host of Great American Country’s “Headline Country” and Sirius XM’s “The Highway,” will co-host the award show along with Megan Alexander, “INSIDE EDITION” correspondent.

The show will add a “Red, White and Blue” carpet to honor the men and women of our military. Representative of each branch will line the carpet as performers, presenters and celebrity guests arrive before the show starting at 5:00 p.m. CST.

Tickets for the show, held on Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. CST at the Trinity Music City USA Auditorium, are $45.00 with group rates available. Soles4Souls, the international shoe charity, will benefit from a portion of the ticket sales.

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™.