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The 7 Highest Paid Country Stars in 2017

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Forbes just released their annual list of highest paid celebrities and a few familiar names made the cut.

Garth Brooks came out as the country star who earned the most last year, raking in $60 million from his record-breaking world tour. Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan nearly tied for second place, earning $20 million less than Brooks. Still, that’s a pretty huge chunk of change for just a year’s worth of work.

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Other artists who made this year’s cut include Dolly Parton and Jason Aldean. Most of their income comes from touring, although income from record sales is also taken into account. Forbes named rapper, fashion designer and entrepreneur Sean Combs came out as the all-around highest paid celebrity, earning a staggering $130 million over the past year. Beyonce, author J.K. Rowling, Drake and soccer star Christiano Ronaldo round out the top five.

You can see the full list of rankings here.

2017’s Highest Paid Country Music Artists

26. Garth Brooks, $60 million
53. Kenny Chesney, $42.5 million
55. Luke Bryan, $42 million
71. Dolly Parton, $37 million
83. Toby Keith, $34.5 million (four-way tie)
83. Florida Georgia Line, $34.5 million (four-way tie)
98. Jason Aldean, $32.5 million

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