Strait owns top grossing '10 country tour
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Strait owns top grossing '10 country tour

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 – George Strait was the top grossing country tour in North America in 2010 and 14th overall, according to Pollstar. That is unless you consider The Eagles country.

The Eagles were the fifth highest grossing tour in North America in 2010 with a $64.5 million gross. The band also was 1 of only 5 tours with an average ticket price of more than $100. The average for an Eagles ticket was $105.53. The group sold a total of 611,200 tickets over 42 shows.

Strait toured with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack and grossed $41.6 million for 31 shows with an average ticket price of $84.30. The Strait tour sold 493,475 tickets.

Brad Paisley was 15th with a gross of $40.7 million for 65 shows, just ahead of Tim McGraw's $39.1 million for the same amount of shows. Paisley sold 879,558 tickets, almost 46,000 more than McGraw.

Carrie Underwood was 18th with a gross of $38.3 million on 778,930 tickets, one ahead of Taylor Swift, who sold $34.2 million for 39 shows with 556,331 tickets sold. 22. Rascal Flatts - $28.4 million gross
27. Brooks & Dunn - $25.7 million
28. Toby Keith - $25.5 million
38. Sugarland - $19 million

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CD review - Cold Beer Conversation recording front. This surprise release shows an artist now in his early 60s completely capable of being the leading voice for his brand of country music, which is increasingly rare these days. Strait always has enjoyed a voice that resonates and is dexterous depending on the style. And the Texan sticks with the types of styles that brought him to the top - traditional country ("Let It Go," "Goin' Goin' Gone"), Texas swing ("It Takes All Kinds") and Zydeco ...
CD review - The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium George Strait has been one of the most dependable country music stars for three decades. In this day and age, the Texan is a certifiable throwback. He's low key, not a self-promoter. All's he has done is churn out hit after hit for decade after decade. He has not been the kind of artist who put his finger up in the air either or trading his cowboy hat for a baseball cap. When looking up the definition of traditional country, George Strait sits at the top. Strait tackles 20 songs on ...

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