Taylor Swift, George Strait, Tim McGraw Among Top 10 Tours of 2010 So Far

Taylor Swift, George Strait and Tim McGraw are among the artists with top-grossing tours in the first half of 2010, according to a report from Pollstar magazine, a tour industry trade publication. Bon Jovi tops the list with a gross of $52.8 million, just ahead of James Taylor and Carole King with $41 million. Swift ranks third with $34.2 million. Paul McCartney ranks fourth with $31.6 million, followed by Strait’s tour (with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack) in fifth place at $29.8 million. McGraw and Lady Antebellum landed in eighth place with $28.2 million. Other country artists on the list include Carrie Underwood (No. 15, $18.4 million), Brad Paisley (No. 16, $18.1 million), Brooks & Dunn (No. 22, $13.8 million) and Rascal Flatts (No. 26, $11.8 million). Country tours on the list for concert grosses totaling between $3 million and $10 million include Sugarland ($8.5 million), Martina McBride and Trace Adkins ($6.3 million), Jason Aldean ($5.7 million), Willie Nelson ($4.7 million), Alan Jackson ($4.3 million) and the Zac Brown Band ($3.2 million).