Toby Keith Tops Forbes List Of 'Top Earning Country Stars'
May 22, 2008 at 6:54 AM (PT)
FORBES magazine has released their list of the "Top Earning Country Stars" in the last 12 months. SHOW DOG star TOBY KEITH takes the top spot, earning $48 million last year. LYRIC STREET group RASCAL FLATTS comes in second with $48 million earned, followed by CURB artist TIM McGRAW at #3 with $23 million and BNA's KENNY CHESNEY in a close fourth with $22 million in earnings. ARISTA duo BROOKS & DUNN rounds out the Top 5 with $20 million.
For the list, FORBES considered concert grosses, merchandise revenue, album sales and income from endorsement and licensing deals. To see the full Top 10 list, click here.