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George Strait to Receive Big Honor at "Billboard" Touring Awards in November

Image courtesy of MCA Nashville (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of MCA Nashville (via ABC News Radio)

George Strait will receive the Legend of Live award at the 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards this fall in New York City. The honor recognizes Strait's contribution to the live music and touring business.

Of course, the Country Music Hall of Fame member is thrilled at the recognition. He says, "There's nothing more rewarding than performing in front of a sold out, pumped-up, loud crowd. That's what keeps us coming back. I love it."

Sir Elton John and Neil Diamond are among the past recipients of the Legend of Live award. The 10th Annual Billboard Touring Awards ceremony takes place November 14 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan.

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