Kenny Chesney, Lady A Among Billboard Touring Award Winners
Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum are being honored for their road work. The country stars are among the winners at the 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards, which took place in New York last Thursday. Chesney once again captured the prize for Top Package with his co-headlining "Brothers of the Sun" tour with Tim McGraw, which also featured Jake Owen and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Chesney has had a lock on the category ever since it was introduced. He's only not won the award once -- in 2010, when he didn't tour. Chesney also got the nod for Road Warrior at the event. Lady A, meanwhile, took the Breakthrough honor with their extensive "Own The Night" world tour.
Chesney is already making plans for his 2013 tour. Late last week he announced dates for his "No Shoes Nation" trek, which will feature the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves. Eric Church is also on board for most dates, while Zac Brown Band will be featured at a few stops. Chesney's tour will begin in Tampa, Florida on March 16th.