Its that time of year again when Forbes releases its annual list of top earning country music artists. There are several factors considered by Forbes which includes that date range of June 2009 – June 2010 as well as album sales, concert box office receipts, merchandise revenue, etc….
Kenny Chesney topped the list again for the second year in a row with a 57 date tour that brought in over $1.6 million a night.
This is a statement well put from the article in Forbes: When it comes to the music business, there’s one place where it’s even better to make it than in New York: Nashville. Unlike success on the coasts, fame in Nashville seems to come with an irrevocable ticket into the hearts and wallets of country fans who, like the heroes of a sad song, are in it for the long haul.
The Top 10 Earners for Country Music Aritsts:
1. Kenny Chesney – $50 Million
2. Toby Keith – $48 Million
3. Taylor Swift – $45 Million
3. Rascal Flatts – $45 Million
5. Tim McGraw – $30 Million
6. Keith Urban – $28 Million
7. George Strait – $25 Million
8. Brad Paisley – $22 Million
9. Alan Jackson – $15 Million
10. Carrie Underwood – $13 Million
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