Blockbuster Nominations Announced

Many of the usual country suspects picked up nominations for the 6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, a fan-voted program that encompasses favorites in everything from music to film to video games. Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and George Strait picked up nominations for favorite male country artist. Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Jo Dee Messina compete in the female country artist field. The Dixie Chicks, Brooks & Dunn and Lonestar are up for favorite country duo or group. Twain nabbed a second nod; her 1997 chart-topping album, Come On Over, competes against recent projects by the Backstreet Boys, Limp Bizkit, Ricky Martin and Britney Spears for overall favorite CD. The awards will be handed out in June in Los Angeles.