Kenny Chesney becomes country's biggest money maker
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Kenny Chesney becomes country's biggest money maker

Friday, February 13, 2009 – Kenny Chesney was the biggest money maker in the country field, in 2009, according to Billboard. Others in the overall top 20 were Rascal Flatts, The Eagles and Taylor Swift.

Madonna was number 1 of all performers with $242,176,466. This would include money made from concerts, digital sales, ring tones and CD sales, although Billboard pointed out that concert was the key factor since CD sales have been plummeting. Madonna earned almost $230 million from the box office.

Chesney earned $90,823,990, good for sixth overall. Rascal Flatts was eighth with $63,522,160. The Eagles were 11th at $61.132,213. Swift was 16th at $45,588,730. While Swift toured a lot in 2008, she did get credit for revenue while touring with Brad Paisley because she was the opening act.

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CD review - Here and Now deluxe After a storied run including eight Entertainer of the Year awards and two Greatest Hits albums (so far), Kenny Chesney was due for a setback. This one wasn't strictly personal, as the "Chillaxification" Tour got waylaid by a pandemic shutdown that scrapped most everything. The loss really belonged to the fans, as the original "Here and Now" record Chesney was supporting was a beauty – from the stirring "Knowing You" to the snarky "Wasted", ...
CD review - Here and Now For many years now, Kenny Chesney has been the number one yacht country artist; one never spotted far from an ocean or without an adult beverage in his hand. However, this album's title track expresses a much deeper perspective on life. "I must've sat on a dozen islands/Watched the sun sink into the sea." Previously, island living was the reason for life. Now, life's purpose is described as much more internal than external. Call it trading that pirate flag for a little more mindfulness. ...
CD review - Songs for the Saints Kenny Chesney's "Song for the Saints" is a step in the right direction for the popular country star. Inspired by the Hurricane Irma disaster, which hit Chesney personally as it destroyed a house he owned in the U.S. Virgin Islands, these songs are more serious and heartfelt than typical Chesney music. Best of all is "Love for Love City," a reggae duet with Ziggy Marley incorporating steel drums into an inviting island mix. It's followed by a cover of Lord ...

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