Who Are The Highest Paid Country Singers?

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Every year, Forbes magazine releases the list of the Top 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities. The list changes every year, but there’s one thing for certain: country music is well-represented!

Although no country singers cracked the Top 25, they are scattered around the Top 100 list, with the highest country singer making No. 26 with $60 million.

Check out how they fared below.

  • No. 26: Garth Brooks – $60 million
  • No. 35: Jimmy Buffett – $50.5 million
  • No. 53: Kenny Chesney – $42.5 million
  • No. 55: Luke Bryan – $42 million
  • No. 71: Dolly Parton – $37 million
  • No. 83: Florida Georgia Line – $34.5 million
  • No. 83: Toby Keith – $34.5 million
  • No. 98: Jason Aldean – $32. 5 million

Each singer earned their millions in many different ways. Brooks earned his majority from his World Tour, which has set many ticket sales records, while Parton made the list for the very first time thanks to her 2016 tour and theme park, Dollywood.

Chesney raked in his $42.5 million from his stadium tours, endorsements with Corona, Apple and his own alcohol brand, Blue Chair Rum. Keith’s big bucks came from his endorsements with Ford, Wild Shot Mezcal and his Interstates and Tailgates Tour.

Florida Georgia Line likely earned their spot at No. 83 from their album sales, their Dig Your Roots Tour, endorsements with Advance Auto Parts and Nitto Tires, as well as launching their own Whiskey brand, Old Camp Whiskey.

Jimmy Buffett ranked high on the list thanks to his chain of Margaritaville restaurants as well as other promotional events for his fans, the Parrot Heads! 

Bryan and Aldean, both co-owners of the brand Buck Commander, earned their top dollars from their respective tours, the Buck Commander reality hunting show, and endorsements.

Were you surprised by Forbes’ list? Let us know in the comments! 

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