Coming in at #3, Kenny Chesney is the only country act in the Top 10on Pollstar's "Top North American Touring Acts of the Decade" with a $434.4 million gross overall. He topped the Rolling Stones ($426.9 million) and Bruce Springsteen ($416.4 million), among others. The top spot went to Dave Matthews Band ($529.1 million), followed by Celine Dion ($522.1). No other country acts are in the Top 10.
In other Chesney news, his Greatest Hits, Vol II has hit gold for sales of over a half million. Kenny says, "I guess we do greatest hits projects so people can have all the hits in one place. Because between the radio and the albums sold, I know the fans know these songs! It's nice to have it all in one place... and to have the chance to take the Dave Matthews song ["I'm Alive"] and give it a proper commercial home, because that's just magic, and it gave people the chance to hear it on the radio." As for his other albums, each of Chesney's solo projects since 2002's No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems yielded several #1s and were all multi-platinum or close to it. 2009 has been a whirlwind year for Kenny, marking eight straight years of selling over a million tickets to see his shows.