Country Music Authors & Journalists Honored At 26th Annual ICMC
May 27, 2009 at 2:52 PM (PT)
Some of Country music's top authors and journalists were honored at the 26th Annual INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC CONFERENCE (ICMC), held MAY 21-23 at BELMONT UNIVERSITY in NASHVILLE.
PATRICK HUBER, author of "Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music In The Piedmont South," was presented with this year's "Belmont Book Award." The UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for their series, "Music In American Life."
Also, the CHARLIE LAMB AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM were given to ALANNA NASH in the "Career" category and BARRY MAZOR in the "Contemporary" category.
This year's ICMC featured authors of books on various Country music subjects, such as JIMMIE RODGERS, ERNEST TUBB, EDDY ARNOLD, GENE AUTRY, JOHNNY CASH, ROY ROGERS and DALE EVANS. Presentations and panels that were featured included "The Songs of JIMMIE RODGERS" and "Defining Country Music: What It Is And Does It Matter?"
For more info on the ICMC, visit www.internationalcountrymusic.org.