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Dozens Hospitalized During Kenny Chesney Concert

Fans left 48 tons of trash behind

(Newser) - A Kenny Chesney concert in Pittsburgh Saturday night was a drunk and messy affair even by the standards set by earlier Kenny Chesney concerts in Pittsburgh. Safety officials say at least 37 people in and around the Heinz Field concert had to be taken to hospitals, almost all of them... More »

Top 7 Earners in Music for 2015

Not surprisingly, Taylor Swift tops the list by a long shot

(Newser) - Which musicians are raking in the most dough? Billboard looked at 2015 revenue from music sales, streaming, publishing, and revenue (so, not counting money made from merchandising or sponsorships) to come up with the 40 highest-paid musicians of that year. The top seven:
  1. Taylor Swift: $73.5 million, $61.7
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5 Stars With Their Own Booze Brands

You know you want some George Clooney tequila

(Newser) - You know you've really made it when you have your own brand of alcohol—as do these celebrities rounded up by ETOnline :
  • George Clooney: Helped develop Casamigos tequila after a trip to Mexico with friends Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman; the ad features Clooney waking up next to Cindy
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Most Tickets Sold in Past Decade: Kenny Chesney

Country star is North America's top-selling touring artist

(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... More »

Guy Booted From Kenny Chesney Concert...

For looking too much like Kenny Chesney

(Newser) - Nathan Blankenship probably thought that his resemblance to Kenny Chesney was a blessing (some people do, after all, think his tractor's sexy ). But that was before he found himself kicked out of a Chesney concert for precisely that reason. Of course, Blankenship happened to be imitating Chesney at... More »

Lady Gaga Channels Marilyn at Clinton Fete

Usher rips his pants, Bono sings opera, the usual

(Newser) - In perhaps a case of history repeating itself, a blonde bombshell serenaded a notoriously libidinous Democratic president last night: But this time it was Lady Gaga sending up Bill Clinton, so things wouldn't have been complete without some extra raunch and an F-bomb. Appearing at last night's "... More »

Top Conservative-Friendly US Counties

A few in the South, as one might expect

(Newser) - Things getting a little too liberal in your neck of the woods? The Daily Caller has a list of the most conservative-friendly counties in the US. The top five:
  • Williamson County, Tenn.: Area south of Nashville that’s home to country stars including Kenny Chesney has the highest rate of
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Top Earners U2 Brought in $109M in 2009

Bruce Springsteen finishes 2nd to Irish superstars, and it's not even close

(Newser) - The news that U2 was the top moneymaker in music in 2009 is no surprise, but what may come as a bit of a shock is the gap between No. 1 and No. 2. The Irish rockers brought in $108.6 million lat year, nearly twice as much as runner-up... More »

Concert Earnings Defy Recession

Big-name acts, up-and-comers see modest rise in attendance

(Newser) - Concert tours remained surprisingly strong this year despite the weak economy, with slightly more people heading out to see their favorite acts than in 2008. Gross revenue held steady at $1 billion for the period from May 1 to Sept. 1, matching earnings a year earlier. Big-name acts like Kenny... More »

At $242M, Madonna Tops Music Moneymaker List

(Newser) - When it comes to overall revenues in 2008, all other musicians took a back seat to Madonna. Billboard notes that the top 20 earners all toured, a move that is bringing in more and more money as record sales tank. The top moneymakers:
  1. Madonna: With more than $242 million, the
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'I Am Not Gay,' Chesney Says

(Newser) - Not only is Kenny Chesney not gay, he's kind of promiscuous, the country singer tells Playboy. Rumors flew after his short-lived 2005 marriage to Renée Zellweger was annulled due to fraud, the AP reports, but “I'm pretty confident in the fact that I love girls,” Chesney says.... More »

Chesney Is King of Country Again

(Newser) - Kenny Chesney took home his third straight entertainer of the year trophy at the CMA Awards tonight. Chesney's win ties him with Garth Brooks for most in that category. Another big winner was George Straight, who took home honors for best single ("I Saw God Today") and best... More »

Chesney Tops Country Awards

Underwood grabs female vocalist and single of the year

(Newser) - Kenny Chesney won entertainer of the year at last night's Country Music Association awards on the strength of his latest release, Just Who I Am. "American Idol's" Carrie Underwood nabbed the awards for best female vocalist and single of the year, while Braid Paisley took home honors for best... More »

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