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McGRAW LEADS COUNTRY NOMINEES IN BILLBOARD AWARDS

With four nominations, Tim McGraw leads the country nominees for tonight's 2001 Billboard Music Awards, including a nomination in the Male Albums Artist category, which he shares with rappers Ja Rule and Nelly, and the reggae stylings of Shaggy.

McGraw is also scheduled to perform at the awards show, singing "Angel Boy."

Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Travis Tritt follow McGraw closely, each with three nominations.

McGraw's wife, Faith Hill also received nominations in the categories of Country Album of the Year and Female Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year.

The show airs live from Las Vegas at 8 pm ET on Fox.

 

 


Country's 2001 Billboard Music Award Nominees

Country Artist of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Toby Keith
  • Tim McGraw
  • Travis Tritt

Male Country Artist of the Year

  • Kenny Chesney
  • Toby Keith
  • Tim McGraw

Female Country Artist of the Year

  • Sara Evans
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • Jamie O'Neal
  • Lee Ann Womack

Country Artist of the Year -- Duo/Group

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Diamond Rio
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Lonestar

New Country Artist of the Year

  • Jamie O'Neal
  • Trick Pony
  • Blake Shelton
  • Cyndi Thomson

Country Album of the Year

  • "Breathe," Faith Hill
  • "Greatest Hits," Tim McGraw
  • "Coyote Ugly" (soundtrack featuring LeAnn Rimes)
  • "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (soundtrack/Various Artists)

Country Single of the Year

  • "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You," Brooks & Dunn
  • "Don't Happen Twice," Kenny Chesney
  • "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" Toby Keith
  • "It's a Great Day To Be Alive," Travis Tritt

Male Albums Artist of the Year

  • Tim McGraw
  • Ja Rule
  • Nelly
  • Shaggy

Female Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year

  • Faith Hill
  • Janet Jackson
  • Alicia Keys
  • Jennifer Lopez

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