Oct 25, 17   Ali   0 Comment Awards & Recognition

Held at the Montage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles on Nov. 14 and 15, the conference will also include Diplo, Reggie Watts, Lil Dicky and more

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will receive the Legends of Live award next month at the 14th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, a two-day event that unites some of the industry’s biggest artists and executives to discuss the constant changes in the live music business.

Held at the Montage Beverly Hills in Los Angeles on Nov. 14 and 15, the conference boasts a huge talent roster including Reggie Watts, Diplo, Lil Dicky, and more. It will also introduce its first-ever Hip-Hop Power Panel, featuring some of the genre’s top executives from major talent agencies including UTA, Paradigm, Live Nation and London Entertainment.

John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group, says the conference’s mission is even more relevant in light of recent acts of violence that have compromised the sanctity of live music events. “While we cannot make sense of these senseless acts of violence, live music remains a bedrock of our culture and will continue to serve as a common thread of inclusiveness and celebration,” he says. “I’m proud that Billboard continues to bring together the touring community to commemorate the spirit and significance of live music.”

The Billboard Touring Conference & Awards will honor legacy artists, breakout stars, record-smashing tours and powerhouse venues across the country. The Legend of Live award is Billboard’s highest accolade in the live entertainment space, recognizing professionalism and steadfast commitment to the art and craft of live performance. With it, McGraw and Hill will be honored for their professionalism and devotion to the art and craft of performance across their career.

Meanwhile, Lil Uzi Vert will also snatch the Breakthrough Artist award, and nonprofit advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety will take home this year’s Humanitarian Award.

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