George Strait Leads Country Tours in Pollstar Ranking

George Strait is the highest-ranking country artist in a list of the year’s top-grossing tours published by Pollstar, a touring industry publication. Strait’s tour with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack ranked 14th with a gross of $41.6 million. Brad Paisley followed in 15th place with $40.7 million, one position ahead of Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum with $39.1 million. Other country artists on the tally included Carrie Underwood ($38.3 million), Taylor Swift ($34.2 million), Rascal Flatts ($28.4 million), Brooks & Dunn ($25.7 million), Toby Keith ($25.5 million) and Sugarland ($19 million). Bon Jovi’s tour topped the list with $108.2 million.