Show Me The Country! Forbes Releases The Annual ‘Highest Paid’ List

Forbes magazine released its annual list of the World’s Highest Paid Country Musicians, and predictably Garth Brooks was sitting pretty on top.Garth Brooks Tickets on Country Music On Tour

  • No. 1: Garth Brooks, $60 million
  • No. 2: Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million
  • No. 3: Luke Bryan, $42 million
  • No. 4: Dolly Parton, $37 million
  • No. 5: Toby Keith, $34.5 million
  • No. 5: Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million
  • No. 7: Jason Aldean, $32.5 million
  • No. 8: Blake Shelton, $31.5 million
  • No. 9: Keith Urban, $30 million
  • No. 10: Eric Church, $25 million
  • No. 10: Zac Brown Band, $25 million

With that kind of cashola—$394.5 million for the Top 11—it seems that country music is one of the few recession-proof industries! Read more at and!

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