Dixie Chicks, George Jones Nab British Country Awards

Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Alison Krauss also gain international kudos.

The Dixie Chicks are recipients of two honors from the British Country Music Awards, unveiled in London on Monday (April 17).

The awards, which began in 1994 and were renamed the HMV British Country Music Awards this year, honor British and international country artists.

The popular trio were recognized as international group of the year and took album honors for Fly.

Other U.S. artists claiming international awards were George Jones (male vocalist), Reba McEntire (female vocalist), Dolly Parton (international artist on an independent label — Sugar Hill), Alison Krauss and Union Station (bluegrass group) and Patsy Cline (country legend). Additionally, Brad Paisley was named international rising star.

British winners included Charlie Landsborough, for male vocalist and album (Still Can't Say Goodbye); Mary Duff, for female vocalist; the Haleys, for group of the year; Niki Dean was named rising star; and Down County Boys, for best bluegrass band.