Forbes Reveals Highest-Paid Country Singers of 2019
Country music is incredibly hot in 2019, and some of the genre's top stars are really raking in some serious cash.
The 10 highest-earning singers in country music all made more than $20 million apiece, and the top-paid star in country music made more than twice that much, according to Forbes. Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and more of contemporary country music's biggest stars made the Top 10 in 2019, but there are a couple of vintage acts that are really still pulling in the huge bucks, too.
It's the acts who didn't quite make the Top 10 that are some of the biggest surprises. Toby Keith narrowly missed, earning $21 million in the last 12 months for his recordings, shows, liquor brand and concerts. Dierks Bentley earned $1 million less than that for his music, performances and restaurant chain, and Tim McGraw earned $18 million in that same time period.
George Strait, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill all earned between $15 million and $20 million dollars over the last 12 months, while a complete newcomer, Lil Nas X, rockets to No. 18 on Forbes' list, earning $14 million in the last year on the back of his worldwide smash, "Old Town Road."
Rascal Flatts are at No. 19, and Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert tie at No. 20, each earning $13 million.
Scroll through the list below to see the Top 10 highest-paid country singers of 2019. Are you surprised at who tops the list?
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