IN BRIEF …

Lee Ann Womack has earned her first multiplatinum award for I Hope You Dance, which has sold more than 2 million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. … Reba McEntire announced nominations for this year’s Tony Awards Monday (May 7) in New York. Her Web site previously reported McEntire was being considered to host the show, which takes place June 3, but that hasn’t worked out. Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick, starring in the Broadway hit Producers, will emcee the program. … Kasey Chambers is a leading nominee for this year’s Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards, to be handed out May 28 in Sydney. “The Captain,” the title track from Chamber’s solo debut, is up for song of the year and most-performed country work.