It’s Official: Garth Brooks Is the Highest Paid Country Artist

Thanks to an incredibly popular comeback tour, Garth Brooks has been ranked as country music’s top earner in 2015, according to a recently published list by Forbes.

The legendary entertainer brought in an impressive $90 million, with an average of $1 million being made at every stop on The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. Brooks hasn’t made the list since 1999, when he was ranked at number 14.

Brooks was narrowly beat out by Katy Perry, who ranked as the highest-earning musician of the year. Perry pulled in $135 million thanks in part to her massive Prismatic World Tour, which featured Kacey Musgraves as an opener for several dates in 2014. Taylor Swift came in eighth place, earning $80 million after her official switch into pop music with the release of her album, 1989.

Brooks wasn’t the only country star to make the influential list. Toby Keith came in at 32 and was trailed by Jason Aldean (47), Luke Bryan (48), Kenny Chesney (49), Tim McGraw (58) and Florida Georgia Line (61). Husband and wife Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert tied at 95th place, with each star bringing in $28.5 million, individually.

To see the full list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities, visit Forbes.

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It’s Official: Garth Brooks Is the Highest Paid Country Artist