Billboard’s new ranking of the highest-paid musicians in 2015 has Kenny Chesney in at number 2 on the list, earning a combined total of 39.8 million last year. Luke Bryan also makes the top 10, finding the seventh spot with 23.1 million in total revenue.
Thomas Rhett commands the radio charts once again this week, spending a fifth consecutive week at number one on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart with “Die A Happy Man.” Most recently accomplished in 2009, it was Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” that last maintained five weeks on top of the same chart.
On this day in 1970, Lynn Anderson’s “Rose Garden” started a five week stay at #1 on the Billboard Chart. Anderson won the Grammy Award for Best Femal Country Vocal Performance for the song in 1971. “Rose Garden” remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all time.
On this day in 2002, Billboard reported that Kenny Chesney was the top grossing country artist of the year, earning 22.7 million dollars.
Eric Church and Kenny Chesney were recently named finalists for the “2015 Billboard Touring Awards.” Church was nominated for the Breakthrough Category, competing with 5 Seconds Of Summer and Ed Sheeran. Chesney was nominated for the Top Draws Category, which also includes Taylor Swift and One Direction.