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POP & ROCK

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K.T. Oslin, a one-time radio jingle singer who has taken country music by storm, leads the list with five nominations for the 22nd annual Country Music Assn. awards show, set for tonight at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. Oslin, a virtual unknown two years ago, is up for female vocalist of the year, single of the year for her smash hit, “Do Ya,” and two songwriting awards as well as the coveted Horizon accolade given the entertainer whose career has shown the most progress. Up for the CMA’s top award, Entertainer of the Year, are current titleholder Hank Williams Jr., the mother-daughter team The Judds (Wynonna and Naomi), former Oklahoma rodeo performer Reba McEntire, Texas crooner George Strait and country’s newest superstar, Randy Travis, whose first three albums sold more than 6 million copies.


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