Tuesday, July 13, 2010
– Taylor Swift has the third biggest grossing tour in North America for the first 6 months of 2010, according to Pollstar. Bon Jovi was first with $652.8 million; James Taylor/Carole King second with $41 million and Swift third with $34.2 million.
The figures come during a difficult period for the concert business with tours including American Idol, Rihanna, Lilith and The Eagles cutting out shows due to slack sales.
The George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour was fifth with $29.8 million.
Other country acts were:
8. Tim McGraw - $28.2 million
15. Carrie Underwood - $18.4 million
16. Brad Paisley - $18.1 million
22 Brooks & Dunn - $13.8 million
16 Rascal Flatts - $11.8 million
33. The Eagles - $10 million
38. Sugarland - $8.5 million
44. Martina McBride/Trace Adkins - $6.3 million
53. Jason Aldean - $5.6 million
58. Willie Nelson - $.7 million
60. Alan Jackson - $4.3 million
76. Zac Brown Band - $3.2 million
80. Blue Rodeo - $3 million
85. Rowy Frynds Tour/Hank Williams Jr. $3 million
Journey to Fearless DVD
Part Behind The Music style documentary and part concert film, Taylor Swift's new Blu-ray release offers an interesting hybrid approach to the typical live performance video - an approach that hits more than it misses. "Journey To Fearless" focuses on Swift's meteoric rise from aspiring grade-school singer/songwriter to award-winning country and pop megastar while sprinkling in live performances. Hardcore Swift fans will find a lot to love on this single-disc set (which is also »»»
Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here.
Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning »»»
Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set.
Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. »»»