Posted: Aug 16, 2013
George is the first country artist to receive the award from Billboard.
“There’s nothing more rewarding than performing in front of a sold out, pumped-up, loud crowd,” he says. “That’s what keeps us coming back. I love it.”
While the King will retire from touring when his current Cowboy Rides Away Tour wraps next year, he will continue to make special live appearances.
The 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards, which honors the concert industry’s top artists, venues and professionals for the year, will take place Nov. 14 in New York City.
Strait is also featured on the cover of the Billboard magazine’s new issue. Pick up George on Billboard available now.