Tim McGraw is a Billboard Music Awards finalist in four categories. He competes for male albums artist of the year, country artist of the year, male country artist of the year and country album of the year, for his Greatest Hits collection.
His wife, Faith Hill, competes against
McGraw for country album of the year. Her Breathe qualifies for the honor.
McGraw will sing "Angel Boy" (not "Angry
All the Time" as originally announced) on the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, airing live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena
at 8 p.m. ET next Tuesday (Dec. 4) on Fox television.
Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith each are finalists in three categories. Awards are based on Billboard's
year-end charts. Winners are determined by record sales and radio airplay.
Country finalists include:
Country artist of the year
Male country artist of the year
Female country artist of the year
Jo Dee Messina
Lee Ann Womack
Country artist of the year -- duo/group
Brooks & Dunn
New country artist of the year
Country album of the year
-- Faith Hill
Greatest Hits -- Tim McGraw
Coyote Ugly soundtrack -- Various Artists
Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack -- Various Artists
Country single of the year
Nothing 'Bout You" -- Brooks & Dunn
"Don't Happen Twice" -- Kenny Chesney
"You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This"
-- Toby Keith
"It's a Great Day to Be Alive" -- Travis Tritt