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Kenny Chesney Leads Country Stars In Year's Top Tours

7/16/2012

Kenny Chesney has the the highest-grossing country tour for the first half of 2012. The singer, who's been on the "Brothers of the Sun" co-headlining trek with Tim McGraw, earned 33-point-nine-million dollars on the road between January 1st and June 30th, to give him the number four spot on "Pollstar's" mid-year list of the "Top 100 North American Tours" behind Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal," Roger Waters, and Van Halen. And even though Chesney hasn't played any international dates, he's earned enough to take the number 13 spot on "Pollstar's" mid-year list of the "Top 50 Worldwide Tours." Lady Antebellum follows Chesney on both lists. With earnings of 30-point-nine-million, the trio's "Own The Night" tour ranks fifth in North America and 14th worldwide.

Other country stars are making the cut as well. Brad Paisley has the number 15 spot on the "North American" list, while Miranda Lambert is at number 22 and Jason Aldean is at number 25. Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton, and George Strait are some of the other country artists also making the "North American" list.

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