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Ranked: Highest-Earning Country Music Artists Of 2019


With a whopping $42.5 million, Luke Bryan is the highest-earning country music artist of 2019, that’s according to the Forbes magazine. And no surprise here The top 20 singers in the genre earned $476.5 million this year.

The top five include genre mainstays like Zac Brown Band (No. 2, $38.5 million), Keith Urban (No. 3, $35 million), Blake Shelton (No. 4, $32 million), and Kenny Chesney (No. 5, $31 million).

And, holy cow: Everyone who made the top 10 raked in over $20 million this year!

Notice anything odd about that list?

There only one woman in the top ten highest-earning country music artists – the legendary Shania Twain, who clocks in at No. 7 with $29 million.

The outlook for racial diversity is even bleaker: Coming in at No. 18 with $14 million, Lil Nas X is the lone non-white act on the list, and he’s the only openly gay artist, too.

  1. Luke Bryan, $42.5 million
  2. Zac Brown Band, $38.5 million
  3. Keith Urban, $35 million
  4. Blake Shelton, $32 million
  5. Kenny Chesney, $31 million
  6. Eric Church, $30 million
  7. Shania Twain, $29 million
  8. Florida Georgia Line, $26 million
  9. Garth Brooks, $24 million
  10. Jason Aldean, $23.5 million
  11. Toby Keith, $21 million
  12. Dierks Bentley, $20 million
  13. Tim McGraw, $18 million
  14. George Strait, $17.5 million
  15. Dolly Parton, $17 million
  16. Carrie Underwood, $16 million
  17. Faith Hill, $15 million
  18. Lil Nas X, $14 million
  19. Rascal Flatts, $13.5 million
  20. Miranda Lambert, $13 million (tie)

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Sophie Ireland

Sophie Ireland

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Sophie Ireland is the Contributors Editor at for CEOWORLD magazine, where she covers hiring trends, money, the future of work, and lists and rankings, and all things related to professional success for readers. She has ten years of experience in research, spanning market research, data analytics, macroeconomics, and financial services. She can be reached on email You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.