Rascal Flatts Collect Three Billboard Award Nominations

Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Gretchen Wilson are the top country finalists at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards to be held Tuesday (Dec. 6) in Las Vegas. Rascal Flatts received mentions in all three country categories of the multi-genre awards. In additions to nominations for country artist and country group of the year, the trio snagged a country album of the year nomination for Feels Like Today. Other country artist nominees are Kenny Chesney, Keith and Wilson. In the country group class, Rascal Flatts are joined by Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry and Sugarland. Country album nominations also went to Shania Twain’s Greatest Hits, Keith’s Greatest Hits 2 and Wilson’s Here for the Party. Keith and Carrie Underwood are scheduled to perform during the awards show at the MGM Grand. The event will be televised live on the Fox network.