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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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