NEIL HAISLOP reports they received a Billboard Touring Award as Break-Through Touring Act during Billboard's "Roadwork '05" Touring Conference held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York this week.
The band, whose "Here's To You Tour" is currently ranked as the #2 country tour, behind Chesney, and #8 in all genres, took the '05 trophy besting out Coldplay, who were also eligible.
The award recognizes an artist or band in its first decade that cracks the top 25 tours listings for the first time. The Billboard Touring Awards, which recognizes the year's highest achievements in the concert industry, are based on data provided by the Billboard Boxscore reports. Rascal Flatts 2005 "Here's To You" continues with shows in Salt Lake, Boise and Spokane next weekend an runs through December 3.
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