Nashville, TN (August 19, 2013) - Bluegrass brother/sister duo THE ROYS are nominated for two 2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards: Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year. "Once again we are humbled by the support and appreciation of our music by the ICM voting body," states Lee Roy, who along with his sister Elaine, has received five previous honors from the organization. "Win or lose we are truly blessed," Elaine Roy adds. "It is an honor to be included with such great artists and to be a part of this wonderful genre."
The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will be held at Two Rivers Fellowship at Opryland in Nashville Oct 20-24. The 19th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards show, hosted by Megan Alexander, will take place on Thursday, October 24.
While Lee and Elaine consider themselves Bluegrass "to the bone," the positive message of their music appeals to the masses. They recently wowed a crowd of 30,000 Country fans at Wisconsin Country Thunder. Upcoming dates include:
Aug 23 - Outer Banks Jubilee - Kitty Hawk, NC
Aug 24 - Ribz 4 Kidz - Lewisburg, PA
Aug 25 - Craig Civic Center - Kingwood, WV
Aug 28 - Bluegrass in the Park - Staunton, VA
Sep 01 - Kentucky Bluegrass and Bourbon Festival - Louisville, KY
Sep 07 - Renfrew Fair - Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
Sep 14 - Midnite Jamboree - Nashville, TN
Sep 20 - Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival - Morehead, KY
Sep 21 - Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival - Kodak, TN
Sep 24 - IBMA Showcase - Raleigh, NC
Sep 28 - Willies Locally Known - Lexington, KY
Sep 29 - Washington County High School - Sandersville, GA
Oct 04 - Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival - Manteo, NC
Oct 18 - The Listening Room - Nashville, TN
Oct 19 - Orange Blossom Opry - Weirsdale, FL
Oct 20 - Orange Park Fall Festival - Orange Park, FL
Oct 24 - The 5 Star Theater - Hot Springs, AR
THE ROYS' current CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN (Rural Rhythm Records) recently reached the #2 spot on the BILLBOARD Bluegrass Album Chart and debuted at #1 on AirPlay Direct's APD Global Radio Indicator Charts.
The siblings have recently been featured by various media outlets as well. Fans who missed their PBS Jubilee appearance (which includes performances from their previous two Top 5 BILLBOARD Bluegrass Album Chart projects, LONESOME WHISTLE and NEW DAY DAWNING), can view the show HERE and can read their interview with Chuck Dauphin at Billboard.com.
THE ROYS' previous ICM honors include:
* 2012 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Bluegrass Artist of the Year
* 2012 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) No. 1 Inspirational Country Single ("I Wonder What God's Thinking")
* 2011 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Bluegrass Artist of the Year
* 2009 & 2010 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Duo of the Year
Stay social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline,Facebook and Twitter.
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