Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift Nominated for Billboard Touring Awards

Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift headlined concert tours which have been nominated at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards. AC/DC, Bon Jovi and U2 dominated the list of nominees announced Wednesday (Oct. 13), but the three country tours are the only ones in the “top package” category devoted to tours with three or more artists on the bill. The award recognizes “synergistic packaging and value offered to consumers.” The finalists are McGraw’s Southern Voice tour with Lady Antebellum, Love and Theft and the Lost Trailers, Paisley’s H2O tour with Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Josh Thompson, and Swift’s Fearless tour with Kellie Pickler and Gloriana. Additionally, the Zac Brown Band and Ram Trucks share a nomination in the concert marketing and promotion category for their Letters for Lyrics campaign. The awards, to be presented in New York City on Nov. 4, are primarily based on global box office revenues from Oct. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2010.