ICMC Announces 2008 Book & Journalism Award Recipients
April 29, 2008 at 9:31 AM (PT)
The INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC CONFERENCE has announced the 2008 recipients for their BOOK and JOURNALISM AWARDS.
The BELMONT BOOK AWARD, presented to "the committee's choice for best overall book on Country music," will be given to "Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of GENE AUTRY," written by HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN and published by OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.
The LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD "recognizes a long-term commitment to linking books with country music." This year the award goes to the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION AND LIBRARY.
The CHARLIE LAMB AWARDS, given to "outstanding Country music journalists," will be presented to BEVERLY KEEL of the TENNESSEAN in the contemporary category and entertainment industry veteran BARRY McCLOUD in the lifetime category.
The awards will be handed out at the 25th Annual INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC CONFERENCE, set for MAY 22-24 at BELMONT UNIVERSITY in NASHVILLE. Registration for the event is $100, and registration materials must be received by MAY 16th. For more info, visit www.internationalcountrymusic.org.