Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan & Toby Keith Are Country Music’s Top Earners on Forbes’ 2016 List

Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan & Toby Keith Are Country Music’s Top Earners on Forbes’ 2016 List

While they couldn’t top Taylor Swift ($170 million), One Direction ($110 million) or Adele ($80.5 million), a handful of country crooners made Forbes’ 2016 World’s Highest-Paid Musicians list, including Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Toby Keith.

Forbes’ list measured pretax income from June 1, 2015, to June 1, 2016 before deducting management fees. Numbers are based on data from Pollstar, Nielsen and the RIAA, as well as interviews with managers, agents, lawyers—and some stars themselves.

Check out country’s top earners.

#22. Toby Keith: $47.5 million
Touring, endorsements (Ford), restaurants (I Love This Bar & Grill)

#19. Luke Bryan: $53 million
Touring, endorsements (Miller Lite, Cabela’s)

#13. Kenny Chesney: 56 million
Touring, endorsements (Corona beer), business ventures (Blue Chair Bay Rum)

#6. Garth Brooks: $70 million
Touring

Taylor Swift may have earned $100 million more than Garth, but we think $70 million is enough to live comfortably.

 

 

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Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett