Chris Golden Receives Two ICMA Awards

Chris Golden Nashville, Tenn – Popular Christian recording artist Chris Golden won two prestigious awards at the 2019 Inspirational Country Music Association Awards held on April 4th at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Chris received the awards for Entertainer of the Year and Video of the Year (for the title cut from his upcoming project, Grateful).

The Inspirational Country Music Association Awards Show featured performances and presentations by some of musics biggest names in Christian music. The show came to a close with an amazing performance of “Jesus Loves Me” by Chris Golden accompanied by the talented Rosemary Siemens on the fiddle. Their spirited rendition was from the recently released ICM Hymns album, and it absolutely brought the house to their feet. The performance can be viewed here.

Chris stated, “It was a memorable evening. I am so grateful for these blessings. When it was all over I thought about things I wish I had said, people I should have thanked. All glory goes to the Father for His favor.?

Chris’ newest project “Grateful” is being met with great anticipation. Of the release of the title cut Deborah Evans Price, award winning Nashville Journalist, said “In the midst of all the craziness in the world, Chris Golden’s new song ‘Grateful’ reminds us of a gentler time and the truly important things in life. Chris has never sounded better and his warm, evocative voice wrings every ounce of emotion out of the tender lyric. The video, shot at his family’s Alabama farm is amazing too! Check it out!”

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