Country Artists Make Forbes Highest-Paid Musicians List

Forbes Highest-Paid Musicians List

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The 2016 edition of the Forbes Highest-Paid Musicians List is out. See where Nashville's elite entertainers landed on the list this time around!

The annual Forbes’ Highest-Paid Musicians List measures pretax income before deducting management fees. Numbers are based on data from Pollstar, Nielsen, and the RIAA, as well as interviews with managers, agents, lawyers—and some musicians themselves. See the full list here.

In terms of the country music genre, here are the four artists who made this year’s list!

#6 Garth Brooks– $70 Million 

Time to light the #RockCenterXMAS tree with the Queen (looking GORGEOUS)… tonight on @NBCtv!!! love, g

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#13 Kenny Chesney– $56 Million 

Presale for the 8.25.17 @gillettestadium show starts today 12 ET to @noshoesnation premium members at

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#19 Luke Bryan– $53 Million

Excited to be playing on stage with this talented guy tonight. #VolunteerJam Photo: Steven S Harman

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#22 Toby Keith– $47.5 Million 

Make sure you get your vote in today… It’s the American way. – T

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It is important to note that former country music artist, Taylor Swift topped the Forbes Highest-Paid Musicians List at a whopping $170 Million. Her longtime record label, Big Machine Label Group, is based in Nashville.

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