Three time World Ultimate Fighting Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin will be a part of the 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Music Awards, which will be held tonight, on Friday, October 28 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN.
“Rich Franklin is a legend, a champion, an ambassador for his sport, and one of the most respected athletes in the world, so we are especially thrilled with his involvement with this year’s Awards,” said Association Executive Director, Jason Higgins in making the announcement. “For a sports hero of this caliber to add his enthusiasm to support our 2011 theme message for Breast Cancer Awareness Month moves the media awareness to a whole new level,” added Higgins.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this awards show and to lend my support to the Inspirational Country Music Awards in this great cause,” noted Rick Franklin in a press statement.
The October 28 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards presentation is a highlight of the Inspirational Country Music Week which, was held on October 24-28 in Nashville.
The awards presentation will be co-hosted by GAC-TV’s popular host Storme Warren and Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander. Major award nominees for this year’s honor include Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Ronnie Dunn, The Band Perry, Josh Turner, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, The Isaacs, and George Strait. Artists set to perform include Joey+Rory, Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, Guy Penrod, Buddy Jewell, Chuck Day, The Roys, Lathan Moore, and Lucas Hoge with additional artist presenters and performers to be announced.
The 17th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards will stream live and air on several networks this year. The telecast is set to air on StageIt.com and Total Living Network.