of the Year

By EW Staff
Updated February 20, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Alan Jackson
Credit: Alan Jackson: Jason Redmond/Wireimage.com

Here’s our pick to win Song of the Year

SURVEY SAYS Norah’s — by a nose. As three panelists say, ”it’s a timeless song.” But Springsteen’s and Jackson’s timely tunes are also in the running. ”Of the two September 11 songs it’s probably Alan Jackson,” says a major producer. One label GM agrees: ”It’s much bigger than a country song.” But one insider dissents. ”They’ll reward Bruce for being the great songwriter that he’s been throughout the years.”