Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Honored for Tours

Winners of Billboard Touring Awards announced.

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Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw were among the big winners as the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards were announced in New York City, Thursday night (Nov. 8).

Kenny was honored twice, winning the Top Package Award for his Brothers of the Sun Tour featuring Tim McGraw, Jake Owen and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Kenny also took home the Road Warrior Award.

The Breakthrough Award went to Lady Antebellum, who took their Own the Night Tour to Europe and Australia this past year.

“We count this tour as one of our proudest accomplishments,” said Lady A’s Dave Haywood in a release. “It’s a huge honor, and a responsibility to our genre, to travel around the globe representing country music.”

Tim McGraw and Pennzoil’s “Long Love Cars” campaign won the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award. Popular comedian Jeff Dunham received the Top Comedy Award for the second year in a row.

Congratulations to all the winners! We’ll see you out on the road.

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