Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift Earn Touring Nominations

Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift received nominations from the Billboard Touring Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 2) for their package tours. Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal tour included the Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. Swift’s Speak Now tour featured Needtobreathe and numerous new country artists. Usher’s OMG tour with Miguel and Trey Songz rounds out the category. In addition, Jason Aldean is nominated in the breakthrough category with Katy Perry and Rihanna, while manager Coran Capshaw (who leads Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s careers) will be recognized with the humanitarian award. The Billboard Touring Awards will be presented on Nov. 10 in New York City. The awards are largely based on statistics reported to Billboard Boxscore from Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011.