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Bob Seger to receive Billboard touring award

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For decades he's been the Travelin' Man, and now he's being honored for it. Bob Seger will receive this year's Legend of Live Award from Billboard magazine at its 12th annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, taking place November 18-19 in New York City. The prize honors "a professional whose impact on the touring industry is significant and lasting;" previous recipients have included Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie and George Strait. It's the latest career honor for Seger, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012. He's sold more than 52 million albums since 1969, with 13 platinum and seven multi-platinum releases to his credit. Seger last toured in support of his 2014 album "Ride Out," whose No. 3 debut on the Billboard 200 was his highest in 28 years. The trek began last November in Saginaw and played 40 dates before wrapping up March 30 in Indianapolis, In a statement, Ray Waddell, Billboard's executive director of content and programming for Touring & Live Entertainment, said, "Bob Seger is one of the most enduring live acts of all time, and we are thrilled to honor him."

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