"Where Real Music Is Honored"



Welcome to The ICGBMA site. We are a not for profit organization (GMCI IRS GROUP#7198) that supports traditional country , gospel and bluegrass music. We honor those who give their hearts and soul to preserve this music. We believe each songwriter, performer who does it for the love of music should be recognized for their efforts. No politics involved , just a genuine love for traditional music. We believe the independent artist have paved a way through the years to keep this music alive and well. As a member of The Genuine Country Music Association, The Country Gospel Music Association, & The Josie Music Awards and Independent Country Music Hall of Famer we understand how important it is to keep the artist honored and the music playing. We strive each year to recognize those artist who play this music to be honored in The Independent Country Gospel Bluegrass Music Association Hall Of Fame. Lets continue the legacy given by those who have shown us what real music is all about, Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Hank Williams, Leona Williams, Stonewall Jackson,The Whites, The Hinsons, The Lamar Sego Family ,Bill Monroe , Doyle Lawson, Dailey & Vincent and others. Thanks for your support. The ICGBMA family. As of January 1,2018 working alongside The Independent Country Music Hall Of Fame we will induct two artist, groups in the Gospel and Bluegrass catagories each year at the Josie Awards. The Independent Country Music Hall Of Fame will induct two Traditional Country artist or groups. Its a great agreement between both organizations that will benefit these great musicians.  Get on board and support these two great organizations. It also put us in the national spot light as a true dedicated organization for the artist.

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  • Covington, GA, United States

Executive Board

James T. Walden Sr.


Jessica Bowles


Angie Walden


Beverly Gosdin

Board Member


James T Walden Sr ,  Beverly Gosdin , A llen Frizzell , Charlie May , Steve Hickman , James T Walden Jr. , Josh Malone , 

Keith Sampson , Mark Kirkland , Hollonville Opry House , Kevin "Bear" Adams , James "Al" Pilkington , John Rice, Ronald Smith , Jeff Pickens ,  Darrell Webb Bluegrass Band , David Shelton , Lanier Mote , Tyson Prior, Barry Lee, James Stiltner , Johnny Jackson, James Matthew Pilkington, Stan Sisney, Josie Passantino,Greg Epting , Geoff Spencer , David Welch ,Franklin Lamar Rutledge , Johnny Stowe , Col Carolina Rose (Bill Monroes Daughter)


GMCI  Gospel Ministers And Churches International
GCMA  Genuine Country Music Association
CGMA  Country Gospel Music Association
Josie Music Awards
Country Legends Association
BMI / Atlanta
Echota Records USA
The Josie Music Awards
Independent Country Music Hall Of Fame

Honoree Rules

Honoree Rules


Hall Of Fame Honorees Info


To be considered for induction you need to send in your music info and history. Not be signed to a major music contract, have at least 15 years verifiable traditional country / gospel/ bluegrass music. Be a person of integrity and a heart for music. Each one will be reviewed and voted on by board of directors and contacted as to when and where awards will be given.



*Important  News: We are working with Jostens Class Rings who has designing a hall of fame ring that each winner can purchase. It will be strictly for ICGBMA Hall of Fame Members.




Exciting news: We have been asked to work in conjunction with The Josie Network , The Josie Music Awards held in September in Nashville Tenn. On behalf of The Independent Country Gospel Bluegrass Music Association (www.icgbma.org) to present a Gospel and Bluegrass Hall of Fame Award to be presented during the awards show. Its a joy to team up with Josie and her crew to continue to honor the independent music groups and performers. If you know of a Gospel and a Bluegrass group or artist to honor and that can be at the show let me know. We will continue to honor during the year but this night will be part of the awards show. I also need a picture and short bio on all those we have honored so far to be put on a wall during the show Thanks and God Bless 

I will also be honored by being inducted into The Independent Country Music Hall Of Fame with the likes of Hawkshaw Hawkins, Leona Williams,Razzy Bailey , Billy Jo Spears , Jean Shepherd , Jimmy C Newman , Glenn Douglas Tubb Etc. Also my new single is up for Country Gospel Song of The Year and Im up for Country Gospel Artist of the year. 

DJ Contact

DJ Contact
Any DJ or Radio Station wanting an MP3 of my songs please contact me James T. Walden Sr (Tim)  770-787-0511  jwalden@bellsouth.net and Ill get the music to you Thanks and God Bless