Country music made a big showing at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards Thursday night, with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney taking the Top Package Award for their Brothers of the Sun tour. Jake Owen and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals were also on that bill. This is the 8th year Kenny has taken the Top Package category. He was also honored with the Road Warrior award Thursday night.
Lady Antebellum was honored with the Breakthrough Award among all genres of music for their Own the Night tour. Tim McGraw was also recognized in the Concert Marketing & Promotion category for his "Long Live Cars" campaign with Pennzoil.
The 2012 Billboard Touring Awards were presented at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.
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