About Us

Introduction to ICMA 

The Inspirational Country Music Association® was founded in 1992 with the objective to broaden and echo the message of Faith, Family and Country in the mainstream marketplace, and to encourage, enable and recognize those individuals who share this message through their music and ministries.

Bringing the initiative to life, the annual Inspirational Country Music Awards® serves as a two-fold testament to the mutual work of the nonprofit organization and its members, and to honor performing and recording artists, members of the music and entertainment industries, and various mediums that share the same passion through Inspirational, Christian Country music.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to give a voice to the music in our hearts and to recognize the talented performers and members of the music community who celebrate the spirit, and message of faith with their music.


Our Fan Base

The Inspirational Country Music sector enjoys a unique and loyal fan-base—one of the largest in the industry. The Inspirational Country Music community welcomes new recording artists and is loyal to support current award-winning talents that wish to share his/her ministries through their music.


ICMA Board of Directors 2021

Otis Meacham – Chairman
Diane Parten – Vice Chairman
Delbert Gault – Treasurer
Ralph Parten – Secretary
Mary Farmer – Executive Director
Amber Abendroth
Paul Corley
Tre’ Corley
Jason Crabb
Chuck Day
Sherri Gault
Mary James
Charlene Marshall
Linda Murphy
Russ Murphy
Q Phillips
Gene Reasoner