Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney + More Make Forbes’ Highest Paid Musicians List
According to the financial news magazine, Keith earned $65 million in the last 12 months.
He's followed by Kenny Chesney, who managed to earn $44 million this year despite having taken the year off from the road, coming in at No. 22. Jason Aldean came in at No. 24 with $37 million, and Luke Bryan placed at No. 28 by earning $34 million.
Taylor Swift, who departed country for pop with her latest album, '1989,' ranked 11th, earning $64 million.
Most country acts earn their principal revenue through touring, recordings and merchandise, while Keith brings in additional revenue from his I Love This Bar & Grill restaurant chain, Wild Shot mescal line, a partnership with Ford trucks and a stake in Show Dog Records. He was previously named Forbes' highest paid country music act in July.
Chesney also has his own liquor line, Blue Chair Bay rum.
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