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BIG Money in Country Music

 

Toby Keith tops Forbes's list of the Highest Paid Country Musicians for 2014.

Toby has brought home a staggering $65 million over the past 12 months, edging out Taylor Swift, who had a $64 million payday. Kenny Chesney took $44-million to the bank and ranks third. Rounding out the Top 5 are Jason Aldean with $37 million and Luke Bryan with $34 million.

Forbes bases its figures on record sales, shows, endorsement deals and investments in other businesses. Here's the complete list:

  1. Toby Keith - $65 million

  2. Taylor Swift - $64 million

  3. Kenny Chesney - $44 million

  4. Jason Aldean - $37 million

  5. Luke Bryan - $34 million

  6. Zac Brown Band - $29 million

  7. Keith Urban - $28 million

  8. Rascal Flatts - $27 million

  9. George Strait - $26 million

  10. Florida Georgia Line - $24 million

  11. Tim McGraw - $23.5 million

  12. Blake Shelton - $23 million (tie)

  13. Brad Paisley - $23 million (tie)

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