|Posted by Administrator on November 16, 2013 at 2:50 PM|
George Strait was named the 2013 Billboard Legend of Live on Thursday night, Nov. 14 at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel. Strait joked jovially about receiving the honor just a week after receiving the coveted CMA Entertainer of the Year trophy.
“I feel like I fit right in here,” Strait said. “I stared touring about Eighteen ninety – well, it feels like that anyway. I started touring in 1981. I tell ya, I’ve been touring so long that I kinda got it through the years. Part of it got a little hard for me and the burnout thing was happening. I’ve always loved the shows – don’t get me wrong, but all the other stuff that goes along with it I kinda got tired of. Thanks to Louis Messina for making it fun again for me out there, and giving me a lot of years on his team.”
The awards honored the concert industry’s top artists, execs, and venues for the year based on Billboard’s Boxscore chart and box office performance. Other big winners of the evening included Taylor Swift, who received the Top Package Tour Award for her Red tour, which was the top-grossing tour with three or more artists on the bill.
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