Country Artists Are People’s Choices

There is no country category in the People’s Choice Awards, but country artists did well in nominations announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) in Los Angeles. Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and George Strait are the three nominees for favorite male musical performer. Faith Hill joins Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears in the running for favorite female musical performer. The Dixie Chicks, Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync are up for favorite musical group or band. Reba McEntire is nominated for favorite female performer in a new television series (Reba). Her competition is Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen Show), Kim Delaney (Philly) and Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan). The 28th Annual People’s Choice Awards will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT Jan. 13 on CBS from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. 11/27/01