Jason Aldean Wins Billboard Touring's "Breakthrough Award"
Multi-platinum country rocker Jason Aldean scored the "Breakthrough Award" at the Billboard Touring Awards last night at New York City's Roosevelt Hotel, beating out pop sensations Katy Perry and [art]Rihanna.
The award is based on ticket sales and data from Billboard Boxscore's top tour recap, going to the highest grossing artist who cracks that list for the first time in his or her career.
"This has been an incredible week for us," said Aldean. "I got my first-ever CMA Awards on Wednesday, and now to win something based on touring - that's what it's all about for me. I'm really proud of our live show, so to be honored for me it is pretty special. Makes me what to get out there and do it even bigger and better next year!"
The "Breakthrough Award" recognizes Aldean's My Kinda Party Tour, which sold out more than 50 arenas and amphitheatres across the nation this year and smashed several venue attendance records. The 2012 leg of the My Kinda Party Tour will pick up January 20th in Greenville, S.C.
He is also up for Male Country Artist and Country Album at the Nov. 20 American Music Awards, is ties for the most nominations at the December American Country Awards with eight and is one of five CMT Artist of the Year honorees for the second consecutive year.
For more information, check out Jason Aldean's official website.