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Jeff Foxworthy to headline Icon Honors 2012

ATLANTA -- American comedian, television and radio personality, and author Jeff Foxworthy will take the Icon Honors 2012 stage on July 14 to entertain attendees with an exclusive performance, Americasmart announced.

Foxworthy's career spans more than 25 years with hit programs like Jeff Foxworthy Show, Blue Collar TV, Foxworthy's Big Night Out and the Fox TV prime-time quiz show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. He is also the largest selling comedy recording artist of all time and has multiple Grammy nominations. Foxworthy's signature You Might Be a Redneck If... album series defined the American "redneck" comedy genre and helped establish his trademark style.

"Across the history of American cultural innovation and ingenuity, few individuals achieve true iconic status," said Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and COO of Americasmart, Icon Honors' founding sponsor. "Jeff Foxworthy's humor touches the heart and soul of who we are with good-spirited originality. He has the rare ability to find and to celebrate the best in all of us, to help us laugh at ourselves and to take pride in our heritage. He's iconically authentic and a champion for all."

Foxworthy will help headline a night celebrating top achievers from across the home and gift industry vying for Icon Honors in the Innovation, Contribution and Achievement categories. The Icon Honors 2012 event is held during the July 2012 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with admission open to all registered market attendees.

"Nowhere in the gift and home furnishings industry will you find the collection of talent, achievement, energy, anticipation and excitement that Icon Honors creates," said Marc Rice, chairman of Icon Honors co-sponsor the Gift & Home Trade Association and Ganz vice president. "Just like Jeff Foxworthy, it is a true American original - not to be missed."

Icon Honors 2012 are presented by Americasmart Atlanta and the Gift & Home Trade Association in partnership with Sandow Media and its publications Home Accents Today, Furniture/Today, Casual Living, Gifts and Decorative Accessories and Home Textiles Today.

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