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THE ROYS Win Fourth Consecutive Inspirational Country Music's
Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award

Elaine and Lee Roy
Credit: John "Scott" Whigham


Nashville, TN (November 14, 2014) - Brother/sister duo THE ROYS won the Bluegrass Artist of the Year award for the fourth consecutive year at last night's 20th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards show.  "Truly humbled once again," noted Elaine of the honor.  "We thank the Lord Jesus and Mom and Dad," added Lee.  Following their acceptance of the award, THE ROYS delivered a stellar version of the poignant "Mended Wings" from THE VIEW, their fourth Rural Rhythm Records' release.  The disc hit stores in September, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart, and generated a #1 single with "No More Lonely" on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart.


The popular Bluegrassers were previously honored with the following ICM Awards: 2013, 2012 & 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year; 2012 #1 Inspirational Country Single ("I Wonder What God's Thinking"), and the 2010 & 2009 Duo of the Year.


The star-studded 2014 Awards show was hosted by legendary entertainer Ray Stevens and Megan Alexander of Inside Edition, and was taped for future broadcast across multiple outlets.  Performances by Rhonda Vincent; American Idol finalist and BMG recording artist Danny Gokey; Grand Ole Opry member John Conlee; CMA award-winner John Berry, and Curb recording artists Sweetwater Rain and Rachel Holder made for an outstanding evening of music.


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