September 27

Highest-Paid Country Artists of 2019

This year Forbes released their list of the highest-paid celebrities. We look upon the list of names for country singers. Some  increased their earnings while some, fell off the list.

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Let us take a look at it.

Country Artists and Country-related Celebrities on the Forbes List of Highest-Paid

Taylor Swift

Although she is now known for her hit pop songs like “You Need to Calm Down” and “Me!,” Taylor Swift began her career as a country singer, too. She made it to the top of the Forbes list with a total earning of $185. Most no longer consider her as a country artist, but we’d still  like to mention her on the ground that Swift still loves her country roots.

Jimmy Buffett

Like Swift, Jimmy Buffett is not also a pure country singer. He had some songs that made an appearance on the country chart, but he was not only fixated to one genre. He is best known for his song “Margaritaville.” He also collaborated with other country singers such as Alan Jackson. In the Forbes ranking, Buffett sits at the 57th spot.

Luke Bryan

In 2018, Luke Bryan was on top of the list of the highest-paid country artists at $52M. This year, he still owns the crown as he is still ahead on ranking compared to other country artists. However, his total earning slipped down to $42.5M. In the Forbes list, he ranked number 78.

Zac Brown Band

The band was number 4 on the list of country artists with the highest yearly income. They have a total earning of $31M. Noetheless, 2019 seems to be working for them as the band has now moved two steps higher on the list. They defeated Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney. This year, the band earned a total of $38.5M and ranked number 95 on the Forbes list of highest-paid celebrities.

Last Year’s Country Artists on the List

  • Luke Bryan, $52 million.
  • Garth Brooks, $45.5 million.
  • Kenny Chesney, $37 million.
  • Zac Brown Band, $31 million.
  • Blake Shelton, $28 million.


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