Country Goes to the AMA Awards

Country music will be well represented at the 33rd Annual American Music Awards.

Country music will be well represented at the 33rd Annual American Music Awards. Nominees were recently announced and they include Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw for Favorite Male Country Artist; Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes and Gretchen Wilson for Favorite Female Country Artist; and Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn and Rascal Flatts for Favorite Band, Duo or Group. Favorite Country Album nominees are Toby Keith (Honkytonk University), Tim McGraw (Live Like You Were Dying), and Gretchen Wilson (Here for the Party). Also, in the Favorite New Artist category—which spans all genres—Sugarland was nominated. The American Music Awards will be presented during a three-hour special on ABC November 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern. The show will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. and will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.

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