Underwood will compete for Mainstream Country Female Artist against Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Maddie & Tae and RaeLynn, while her Something In The Water is up for Mainstream Inspirational Country Song and Inspirational Music Video.

Hancock's Jesus Broke That Bottle has earned him a mention for Inspirational Country Song, while the star himself is shortlisted for Inspirational Songwriter and Inspirational Male Vocalist.

Meanwhile, the Mainstream Country Male Artist prize will be a fight between the likes of Hunter Hayes, Jeff Bates and T. Graham Brown, and Lady Antebellum, Oak Ridge Boys and Joey + Rory are among those up for the category of Mainstream Country Duo or Group.

Tommy Brandt, Kali Rose and Greg MCDougal & Family will compete for Inspirational Entertainer, and the contenders for Inspirational Musician include Isaac Cole, Dennis Agajanian and Travis Wetzel.

The winners of the 21st annual ICM Awards will be announced on 22 October (15) during a ceremony in Madison, Tennessee.