2 Country Stars Featured on Forbes’ List of the “Top 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities”

2 Country Stars Featured on Forbes’ List of the “Top 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities”

Two country stars are featured on Forbes’ 2019 list of the Top 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities.

  • No. 78: Luke Bryan, $42.5 million
  • No. 95: Zac Brown Band, $38.5 million

With that kind of earning power, don’t let your parents talk you out of pursuing your country music dreams—or any kind of music for that matter. Taylor Swift topped the list with $185 million, while Kanye West (#3, $150 million), Ed Sheeran (#5, $110 million) and The Eagles (#8, $100 million) rounded out the Top 10.

Luke, the top earner in the country genre, raked in the majority of his income via his headlining What Makes You Country Tour—which routinely grossed seven figures nighty—as well as his role as a judge on American Idol and his endorsement deal with Chevy.

ZBB netted most of its $38.5 million from its touring schedule, grossing roughly $1 million per stop.

Forbes‘ 2018 list featured three country artists:

  • No. 45: Luke Bryan, $52 million
  • No. 59: Garth Brooks, $45.5 million
  • No. 87: Kenny Chesney, $37 million

Forbes’ 2017 list featured seven country artists.

  • No. 26: Garth Brooks, $60 million
  • No. 53: Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million
  • No. 55: Luke Bryan, $42 million
  • No. 71: Dolly Parton, $37 million
  • No. 83: Toby Keith, $34.5 million
  • No. 83: Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million
  • No. 98: Jason Aldean, $32.5 million

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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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