Who Is Country Music’s Top Earner?

There are lots of country music artists who have no trouble selling out concerts, topping record sales, and making a tremendously successful career in country music. While there are many up and coming artists who have taken over the spotlight, the biggest earner in country music is a familiar favorite.

Garth Brooks tops country music’s rich list, earning $90m in past year | The Guardian

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“Country music veteran Garth Brooks on Wednesday topped the annual Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid country acts, raking in an estimated $90m in earnings over the past year. Brooks, 53, who resumed touring last year after 13 years off the road, also notched up the biggest pay day in a single year ever recorded by Forbes for a country music act.”

Coming up behind Garth Brooks, country music’s biggest earners include Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Kenny Chesney.  Each have earned well over $40 million this year. Did you know that country music had become such a big business?