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Swift enjoys top grossing country tour

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 – Taylor Swift has the third biggest grossing tour in North America for the first 6 months of 2010, according to Pollstar. Bon Jovi was first with $652.8 million; James Taylor/Carole King second with $41 million and Swift third with $34.2 million.

The figures come during a difficult period for the concert business with tours including American Idol, Rihanna, Lilith and The Eagles cutting out shows due to slack sales.

The George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour was fifth with $29.8 million.

Other country acts were:

8. Tim McGraw - $28.2 million

15. Carrie Underwood - $18.4 million

16. Brad Paisley - $18.1 million

22 Brooks & Dunn - $13.8 million

16 Rascal Flatts - $11.8 million

33. The Eagles - $10 million

38. Sugarland - $8.5 million

44. Martina McBride/Trace Adkins - $6.3 million

53. Jason Aldean - $5.6 million

58. Willie Nelson - $.7 million

60. Alan Jackson - $4.3 million

76. Zac Brown Band - $3.2 million

80. Blue Rodeo - $3 million

85. Rowy Frynds Tour/Hank Williams Jr. $3 million

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