Kenny Chesney's Guitars, Tiki Bars and a Whole Lot of Love tour wrapped Sept. 11 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville as one of the most lucrative tours of 2004.

Kenny Chesney's Guitars, Tiki Bars and a Whole Lot of Love tour wrapped Sept. 11 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville as one of the most lucrative tours of 2004.

The tour grossed about $64 million and played to 1.2 million fans, according to producers, likely enough to make Chesney tops among all country touring artists for the year and among the top-grossing artists of any genre. While Shania Twain's Up! tour, which ended in July, grossed nearly $80 million, more than $25 million of that total counted under 2003's numbers.

In terms of tickets sold, Chesney could end up having the top attendance of any act this year.

Last year, Chesney grossed just under $40 million from 88 shows.

"This was a phenomenal tour," says tour producer Louis Messina. "Kenny Chesney is the biggest ticket seller out there, period, not just in country music."

Rascal Flatts and Uncle Kracker opened most dates on the outing.

With the tour done, Chesney took his whole band and crew to St. John for a week of R&R.

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