Most Tickets Sold in Past Decade: Kenny Chesney
Country star is North America's top-selling touring artist
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2013 10:32 AM CDT
Kenny Chesney performs during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

(Newser) – The king of concert ticket sales probably isn't who you'd expect: Kenny Chesney has sold 9.8 million concert tickets over the past decade, making him North America's top-selling touring act. The country star started performing stadium concerts in 2003, and the Wall Street Journal chalks up his success to "relentless touring" since then (his 65 tour buses are expected to go through $280,000 worth of diesel fuel over the next two weeks). According to Pollstar, Dave Matthews comes in second to Chesney, followed by Bruce Springsteen.

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May 29, 2013 11:38 AM CDT
This list means zip Madonna last two concerts each grossed 450 Million World wide SO ...I smell Turd
May 25, 2013 12:21 PM CDT
I'd like to see what Kenny's ticket sales were like outside of North American. Country music is an American oddity.
May 24, 2013 6:13 PM CDT
Jimmjy Buffett wanna-be