Rolling Stone Magazine Lists Garth Brooks As Top Earner, Kacey Musgraves as Being in Good Company

In an article published yesterday by RollingStone.com, country crooner Garth Brooks is listed as Forbes’ sixth-highest earner in the entertainment industry earning just over $90 MILLION from June 2014 through May 2015. Of course country music fans weren’t surprised at all. What did surprise us here at HQ is how the third place spot was taken by Katy Perry. Granted, she puts on a big flashy show and it’s more about visuals than talent, but we had no idea she was raking it in so well. Of course that’s great news for country music’s fastest rising sensation, Kacey Musgraves, who opened for Katy all last summer. It certainly helped her catapult into becoming one of the most talked-about and celebrated young musicians in Nashville. We’re pretty sure she’ll be making that list on her own within a few years.
Other notable earners to top the top 100 are:
#8 – Taylor Swift at $80 M
#14 – The Eagles at $73.5 M
#24 – Fleetwood Mac at $59.5 M
#27 – Ed Sheeran at $57 M
#32 – Toby Kieth at $53 M
#47 – Jason Aldean at $43.5 M
#48 – Luke Bryan at $42.5 M
#49 – Kenny Chesney at $42 M
#58 – Tim McGraw at $38 M
#61 – Florida Georgia Line at $36.5 M
#78 – Zac Brown Band at $32 M
#95 – Miranda Lambert at $28.5 M
#95 – Blake Shelton at $28.5 M

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