Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Kacey Musgraves Nominated for Pollstar Awards
Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Kacey Musgraves have had a busy (and successful) year on the road, and now they are being recognized for their hard work. The singers are each nominated for a Pollstar Award, which honor artists who put on the best live shows.
Aldean is nominated for Major Tour of the Year, for his Burn It Down Tour. He joins some of music's biggest stars, including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Jay Z and Beyonce, in being nominated in the category.
Gilbert and Musgraves are both in the running for Best New Artist Tour, Gilbert for his Let It Ride Tour and Musgraves for her trek with Perry as well as her headlining tour that launched in September. They join Lorde, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bastille and Hozier in the category.
Some of country's behind-the-scenes workers are also nominated for awards, including several artists' managers, for Personal Manager of the Year. They include Rascal Flatts and Aldean's manager, Clarence Spalding; Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley's manager, Coran Capshaw; George Couri and Bruce Kalmick, who manage the Eli Young Band, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice and Joe Nichols; and Eric Church's manager, John Peets. Keith Urban's tour manager, Chuck Hull, is also nominated for Road Warrior of the Year.
The nominees were selected by an anonymous collection of 216 promoters, agents, managers and other touring professionals. The ceremony will be held on Feb, 21 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. See a complete list of nominees here.