Canadian country singer Shania Twain received an impressive eight nominations yesterday (22JUL03) for the CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

The talented star has been tipped for the fan's choice, female artist, best album, top selling album, best song, best single and two video award categories.

Other multi-nominated artists for the 8 September (03) PAUL BRANDT-hosted ceremony, which falls at the end of COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK (5-8SEPT03), include Aaron Lines with six nominations, and Terri Clark with five.

Country Music Week chairman DOUG YOUNG says, "Let's take the convention and open it up to the public and make it a tourist event as well."

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Fan's choice: PAUL BRANDT, TERRI CLARK, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, AARON LINES, SHANIA TWAIN

Female artist: Lisa Brokop, TERRI CLARK, CAROLYN DAWN JOHNSON, SHANIA TWAIN, MICHELLE WRIGHT

Male artist: PAUL BRANDT, Adam Gregory, AARON LINES, JASON McCOY, DUANE STEELE

Group: Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, ENNIS SISTERS, THE GOOD BROTHERS, POVERTY PLAINSMEN

Album: BRAD JOHNER - FREE, AARON LINES - LIVING OUT LOUD, TERRI CLARK - PAIN TO KILL, SHANIA TWAIN - UP!, ADAM GREGORY - WORKIN' ON IT

Single: GIL GRAND - CRY A LITTLE, SHANIA TWAIN - FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS, TERRI CLARK - I JUST WANNA BE MAD, DOC WALKER - ROCKET GIRL, AARON LINES - YOU CAN'T HIDE BEAUTIFUL

Rising star: SAMANTHA KING, AARON LINES, JAKE MATHEWS, DERIC RUTTAN, DEAN DUFTIN

Video: GIL GRAND - CRY A LITTLE, SHANIA TWAIN - FOREVER AND FOR ALWAYS, TERRI CLARK - I JUST WANNA BE MAD, SHANIA TWAIN - I'M GONNA GETCHA GOOD, AARON LINES - YOU CAN'T HIDE BEAUTIFUL

23/07/2003 13:23