Country artists that can sell out stadiums are rare, especially if those stadiums aren’t in classic country territory. Kenny Chesney can boast that his highest-grossing single-show stop was at a New York-area stadium.

Chesney’s Aug. 18 concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., grossed more than $6.8 million from 58,642 total tickets sold, a total higher than New Jersey hometown star Bruce Springsteen has ever attained.

Ron VanDeVeen, MetLife Stadium President an...


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