With eight nominations, Alan Jackson leads the list of nominees for the TNN Country Weekly Music Awards, just ahead of George Strait, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw, who each pulled in seven nods. The eve

With eight nominations, Alan Jackson leads the list of nominees for the TNN Country Weekly Music Awards, just ahead of George Strait, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw, who each pulled in seven nods. The event will be held June 13 at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and broadcast live on TNN.

Together Jackson and Strait are nominated for three awards for their song "Murder On Music Row," which will vie for single, song, and collaborative event of the year honors. "Let's Make Love," a spousal duet by Hill and McGraw, netted four nominations -- collaborative event, single, song, and CMT music video of the year.

Jackson and Strait will compete head-to-head for entertainer of the year, male artist of the year, album of the year (Jackson for the Arista Nashville set "When Somebody Loves You" and Strait for his MCA Nashville album "Latest Greatest Straitest Hits"), and the Impact award, which recognizes the artist whose music has had the biggest influence on country music in other mediums. Jackson's "www.memory" is also up in the CMT music video of the year category.

In addition, Hill and McGraw will duke it out for the entertainer of the year honor. Hill is also nominated for the Impact Award and female artist of the year; McGraw is up for male artist of the year, as well as album of the year for his "Greatest Hits" (Curb).

Other multiple nominees include Lee Ann Womack with five, Dixie Chicks with four, and Toby Keith, John Michael Montgomery, and Reba McEntire with three nods each.

Nominees for the awards were selected by country music fans through mail-in ballots and the Internet. Final voting begins April 1 on the Internet through countryweekly.com, country.com, and tnnonline.com, ballots in Country Weekly, and special phone numbers.

Here are the TNN Country Weekly Music Award nominees:

Entertainer of the year:
Dixie Chicks
Faith Hill
Alan Jackson
Tim McGraw
George Strait

Male artist of the year:
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw
Brad Paisley
George Strait

Female artist of the year:
Faith Hill
Martina McBride
Reba McEntire
Jo Dee Messina
Lee Ann Womack

Fast Track Award (country artist with the most significant creative growth):
Terri Clark
Kenny Chesney
Sara Evans
Billy Gilman
SheDaisy

Discovery Award (new country music artist with the greatest promise for achieving star status):
Jessica Andrews
Montgomery Gentry
Billy Gilman
SheDaisy
Phil Vassar

Album of the year:
Alan Jackson, "When Somebody Loves You" (Arista Nashville)
Jo Dee Messina, "Burn" (Curb)
Tim McGraw, "Greatest Hits" (Curb)
George Strait, "Latest Greatest Straitest Hits" (MCA Nashville)
Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance" (MCA Nashville)

Single of the year:
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, "Let's Make Love"
Alan Jackson and George Strait, "Murder On Music Row"
Toby Keith, "How Do You Like Me Now"
John Michael Montgomery, "The Little Girl"
Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

Group/duo of the year:
Alabama
Brooks and Dunn
Dixie Chicks
Lonestar
Montgomery Gentry

Collaborative event of the year:
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, "Let's Make Love"
Alan Jackson and George Strait, "Murder On Music Row"
John Michael Montgomery and Alison Krauss, "The Little Girl"
Brad Paisley and Chely Wright, "Hard To Be A Husband/Hard To Be A Wife"
Lee Ann Womack and Sons of the Desert, "I Hope You Dance"

Song of the year:
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, "Let's Make Love"
Alan Jackson and George Strait, "Murder On Music Row"
Toby Keith, "How Do You Like Me Now"
John Michael Montgomery, "The Little Girl"
Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

CMT music video of the year:
Dixie Chicks, "Goodbye Earl"
Alan Jackson, "www.memory"
Reba McEntire, "I'll Be"
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, "Let's Make Love"
Lee Ann Womack, "I Hope You Dance"

Impact Award:
Dixie Chicks
Faith Hill
Alan Jackson
Reba McEntire

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