American Music Award Nominees Announced

Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and the Dixie Chicks lead the country nominees for the 2003 American Music Awards. Jackson, Keith and Tim McGraw earned nominations for favorite male artist in the country category. The favorite female artist nominees are Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina and Lee Ann Womack. In the running for favorite band, duo or group are Brooks & Dunn, the Dixie Chicks and Lonestar. Favorite album nominations went to Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems, the Dixie Chicks’ Home, Jackson’s Drive and Keith’s Unleashed. Nominees for favorite new country artist are Kellie Coffey, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Tommy Shane Steiner. The awards will be presented on Jan. 13 in Los Angeles. The telecast will be hosted by Ozzy Osbourne and his family. 11/19/02