George Strait has been announced as the first country artist to receive the Legend of Live Award from Billboard. The 10th annual Billboard Touring Awards will take place Nov. 14 in New York City. Strait is also featured on the cover of the industry publication's Aug. 24 issue, which features a rare interview and tributes from business associates and country artists. Strait will retire from touring next year, but will continue to make special live appearances. His latest album, Love Is Everything, was released in May.