Garth Brooks Is Country’s Cash King


Garth Brooks ranks at the top of Forbes‘s list of the World’s Highest Paid Country Music Acts for 2016.¬†From June 2015 through June 2016, he brought in $70 million — mostly in tour revenue.

During that same period, Kenny Chesney made $56 million with combined revenues from touring, endorsements and sales of his Blue Chair Bay rum, putting him in second place. Luke Bryan comes in third with a $53 million haul mostly from touring and endorsements. Toby Keith, who has often topped the list, is in fourth place, owing his paycheck to his I Love This Bar and Grill and other non-musical businesses, including his own line of mezcal. Rounding out the Top 5 is Jason Aldean, who grossed $36.5 million in record sales, touring and a stake in the Tidal streaming service.

All figures are before taxes and fees to agents, managers and lawyers.

See the complete list at Forbes.com.

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