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ICGMA 55th Annual Award Show
2011 Convention and Awards Show

ICGMA Convention & Awards Show Is A Huge Success

The 55th annual Convention and Awards Show of the International Country Gospel Music Association was held August 5th & 6th at the Civic Center Auditorium in West Plains, Missouri.  The two-day event was a complete success.  The appreciative crowd that packed the auditorium each night roared their approval as over 60 performers and groups made their appearances on the stage.

The two day event featured Showcase performances Friday Morning and afternoon, with a big concert Friday night.  Saturday morning’s Songwriters Seminar welcomed a “standing room only” crowd as James Payne shared on “How to get your songs out of your heart and into the charts”.

The Highlight of the weekend activities was the 55th annual Gold Cross Awards Show.  The elegantly decorated stage provided a beautiful setting for the presentation of 28 awards to this years winners.  The program featured performances by 20 artists, including Buddy Jewell, David Lynn Jones, James Payne, Marla Ratliff, Chuck Hancock, Gayla Earlene, and comedian Barry McGee.  Following the Awards Show, a reception was held in the Banquet Hall for the ICGMA membership to honor the winners of the Gold Cross Awards.  Highlights of the Awards Show included the induction of Melanie Walker and Doyle Dykes into the ICGMA Hall Of Fame.  The Lifetime Achievement Award went to the late Joe Paul Nichols.  Hereafter this award will be named “The Joe Paul Nichols Lifetime Achievement Award”.  Dual winners included James Payne, Male Vocalist of the Year , and Songwriter of the Year, and Buddy Jewell for Entertainer of the Year, and Crossover Artist of the Year.

At the conclusion of the Saturday night festivities, the announcement of the dates and location for next years event was made by ICGMA president Dan Duncan.  The 2012 Convention and Awards Show will be held August 3rd and 4th.  Once again it will be held at the Civic Center Auditorium in West Plains Missouri.

You can view videos of the 2011 ICGMA Awards show courtesy of http://countrychurch.tv (Mike Culpepper) via YouTube.
CLICK HERE FOR SHOWCASE VIDEOS
CLICK HERE FOR AWARD SHOW VIDEOS
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2011 ICGMA
Gold Cross Award Winners

FEMALE HORIZON

Pam Wiebe


 

MALE HORIZON

Jimmy R. Price


 

FEMALE VOCALIST
Marla Ratliff



MALE VOCALIST
James Payne


 

GOLD CROSS FEMALE ARTIST
Joan Gregory


 

GOLD CROSS MALE ARTIST
Marty Raybon


 

CROSSOVER ARTIST
Buddy Jewell


 

DUO OF THE YEAR
Slim & Zella Mae Cox


 

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Sunday Drive


 

INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR
Milo Deering


 

LIVING LEGEND AWARD

Dan Duncan


 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
James Payne


 

BAND OF THE YEAR
Joe Arview & Thunder


 

SONG OF THE YEAR
The Price That You Paid - Chuck Hancock


 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
KJIC - Houston, Tx


 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Boots and All - Terry Davis


 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Tommy Smith


 

DJ OF THE YEAR
Ken Iverson - ETEX - Chandler, Tx


 

ICGMA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Gayla Earlene


 

BLUEGRASS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sammy Glass Family


 

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Perry Edge



 
COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
Barry McGee


VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Boots and All - Terry Davis



 

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR
Yours For A Song - Dan Duncan


 
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Buddy Jewell


AWARD OF APPRECIATION
Tara Story


2011 HALL OF FAME

Melanie Walker

 

2011 HALL OF FAME
Doyle Dykes



Joe Paul Nichols Lifetime Achievement Award
Joe Paul Nichols

 

 

 







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